Tungchow I

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Sister ship of Hangchow

Tungchow I
ID /IMO No. 1091926.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,502 grt. 952 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard No. 245.
Delivery date June 12th. 1886
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 255.0 ft. F'c'sle 31.0 ft. bridge 52.0 ft.
Width 34.0 ft.
Depth 21 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, compound inverted.
Engine cylinders 2, 25 ins.dia. 52 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 2.5 ft.
Engine Power 300 nhp. 1500 ihp.
Engine RPM 90.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 2,710 tons.
Deadweight 1,640 tons.
Bale capacity 84,793 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.653
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 2,752 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 6.9
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 16.0
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 16.6
Boiler 2, cylindrical (Scotch)
Boiler pressure 90 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft. high x 11.25 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 4,176 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 135 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 1,230 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia. x 8'0" long.
Draught Natural.
Propeller Solid, Right hand, 11.0 ft dia. 16.0ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Cast Iron.
Launched May 15th. 1886
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner June 12th. 1886.


Nov. 1904. Sold to the Russian Ministry of war, during the Russian - Japanese War. Renamed "Dneipr"

1906. After cessation of the war, sold to the Far Eastern Navigation Co., Vladivostock.

!909. Sold to the Ningpo Shaoshing S.N.Co., Shanghai. Renamed "Yungshin" for the service between Shanghai and Foochow.

May 1st. 1933. During the voyage from Foochow to Shanghai, became wrecked on Chusu Island - total loss. The vessel was looted by pirates before the customs protection vessel could rescue/safegaurd the cargo. 300 passengers landed, 13 passengers seized by the pirates.


Built for the China coast trade.

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