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Name: HAI YUAN
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/07/1934
Completed: 09/1934
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1456
Dimensions: 3363grt, 2078nrt, 328.7 x 47.2 x 23.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 36 & 60 x 42ins), 383nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Reg Number: n/a; (1938: 161573)
History:
09/1934 China Merchants' Steam Navigation Co, Shanghai
1938 Indo-China Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed YU SANG
14/03/1942 Government of the USA - US Army
09/04/1942 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 20 x 1st class, 52 x 2nd class & 28 x 3rd class passengers
Also deck space is available for 900 x deck passengers
14/03/1942: Requisitioned by US Army at Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines
09/04/1942: Bombed & sunk by Japanese aircraft at Mariveles while loading munitions


Shields Daily News, Saturday, 28/07/1934