Name ship: BEATRICE

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Identification Data

Year built: 1919
Classification Register:
IMO number:
Nat. Official Number:
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type:
Type Deck: Flush deck
Masts:
Rig:
Lift Capacity:
Material Hull:
Decks: 1
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Commonwealth Government Shipbuilding & Dockyard, Williamstown, Australia
Yardnumber: 9
Date Laid Down:
Launch Date: 1919-00-00
Delivery Date: 1919-08-00
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: Thompson & Co., Castlemaine, Australia
Engine Type: Steam, Triple Expansion
Number of Cylinders: 3
Power:
Power Unit:
Eng. additional info: (25 5/16 , 38 7/8 & 68 - 45)
Speed in knots:
Number of screws:
 
Gross Tonnage: 3675.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 2099.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 5600.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 269000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 249000 Cubic Feet
 
Length 1: 331.00 Feet (British) Registered
Beam: 47.70 Feet (British) Registered
Depth: 26.00 Feet (British) Registered
Draught:
 
Passengers:
1st 2nd 3rd Steerage Deck Total
0 0 0 0 0 0
Configuration Changes

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1919-08-00 DROMANA
Manager: Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers, Melbourne (Vic.), Australia
Owner: Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers, Melbourne (Vic.), Australia
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Melbourne (Vic.) / Australia
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1926-00-00 DROMANA
Manager: Howard Smith Ltd., Melbourne (Vic.), Australia
Owner: Australian Steamships Pty. Ltd., Melbourne (Vic.), Australia
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Melbourne (Vic.) / Australia
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1935-00-00 YIH HSING
Manager: Young Wong, Shanghai, China
Owner: Chung Hsing Coal Mining Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Shanghai / China
Callsign:
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Date/Name Ship 1938-00-00 YIH HSING
Manager: Chung Hsing Steamship Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
Owner: Chung Hsing Steamship Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Shanghai / China
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1938-06-00 BEATRICE
Manager: Java-China Trading Co. Ltd., Batavia, Netherlands East Indies
Owner: Java-China Trading Co. Ltd., Batavia, Netherlands East Indies
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Batavia / Netherlands East Indies
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1941-12-08 BIWA MARU
Manager: Gouvernement van Japan, Japan
Owner: Gouvernement van Japan, Japan
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Japan
Callsign:
Additional info:

Ship Events Data

1941-12-08: Final Fate: Het vrachtschip ss. 'Beatrice' (1919) van de Java-China Handel Maatschappij, lag bij het uitbreken van de oorlog met Japan in de Baai van Tokyo en kon niet meer wegvaren. Zij werd op 08.12.1941 aldaar door de Japanners in beslag genomen.

1942-11-01: Final Fate: De ‘BIWA MARU’ is op 1 november 1942 bij Straat Karimata (Java Zee), in positie 02°52’ZB. en 109°03’OL, gezonken en verloren gegaan ten gevolge van een aanvaring met het Japanse SS. ‘SATSUMA MARU’.

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