Shan Tung

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Sister ship of the Sinkiang I

Shan Tung
ID /IMO No.1137694.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,549 grt. 1.569 nett.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard & Eng. Co. Yard No.155.
Delivery date 1915.
Hull Steel, clincher construcion.
Decks 2.
Length 310.0 ft. F'c'sle 37.0 ft. bridge 72.0 ft. Poop 10.0 ft.
Width 41.0 ft.
Depth 24.75 ft.
Passengers 1st. class 6,Chinese 28. 3rd class 64.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3,22 ins.dia. 35 ins.dia. 56 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 162 nhp. 1,400 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Bale capacity 170,000 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.74
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1,306 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 10.2
Boiler Main, circulating (scotch), with superheaters.
Boiler pressure 200 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 17.75 ft.dia. 12.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 4,250 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 82 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 693 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1
Generator power 9 kw.
Generator voltage 110 DC
Propeller Right hand, 14.0 ft.dia. 13.83 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft.dia. 16.3 ft.high., psi., heating surface 730 sq.ft., grate area 32 sq.ft.


Confusion as to the correct name occurs viz:-

Lloyds register for 1921/1922, 1922/1923, 1931/1932 lists the vessel as "Shan Tung". The Mercantile Navy List also lists the vessel as "Shan Tung". However the name painted on the ship is "SHANTUNG", and CNCo. correspondence refers to the vessel as "Shantung". The Taikoo Dockyard publication also refers to the vessel as "SHANTUNG". Hence it appears that this is the intended name. Refer to Shantung II, which is the same vessel.

1915. Delivered to China Navigation Co., but under the control of the Shipping Controller until the end of hostilities, when it was returned to CNCo.

August 2nd.1922. Blown ashore during a typhoon at Swatow. Dec.1922. Refloated.

1945. Returned to Far East for normal operations.

December 1947. Laid up in Hong Kong pending Sale.

May 27th. 1948. Sailed for Shanghai for delivery to shipbreakers. Broken up June 1948.


Built for the China coast trade.

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