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Name: WAI SHING also seen as WAI-SHING
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/03/1903
Completed: 21/05/1903
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 403
Dimensions: 1865grt, 1170nrt, 2588dwt, 275.3 x 40.0 x 20.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34 & 56 x 42ins), 200nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.8knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118278
History:
21/05/1903 Indo-China Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
03/1932 San Peh Steam Navigation Co ltd, Shanghai; renamed CHING FU
1938 Cia Italiana di Nav SAI (Chinese Italian Nav Co Ltd), Shanghai; renamed VESUVIO
12/1941 Government of Japan
No later history
Comments: Contract Price 31332; Profit 528-16s-1d
10/08/1931: Blown ashore in Namkwan Bay near Wenchow during typhoon
20/08/1931: Refloated & sold to Hong Kong shipbreakers
12/1941: Seized by Japanese forces & presumed to have been a war loss