USAT Yu Sang

In March 1942 the 2 Norwegian sailors were asked to sign on to the previously,

Chinese S/S Yu Sang. While loading bombs during the battles for Bataan, "Yu Sang" was later bombed from Japeneese airplanes at the Bataan harbour Mariveles. The crew, among them my father took shelter on mainland while the cargo of ammunition and explosives in the cargo hold exploded.

Name: YU SANG former 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
Reg Number: n/a; (1938: 161573)
09/1934 China Merchants' Steam Navigation Company, 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 SankComments: 14/03/1942: Requisitioned by US Army at Marivales
09/04/1942: Bombed & sunk at Marivales while loading munitions

The Yu Sang as newbuilding
The Yu Sang as newbuilding

SS Hai Yuan in 1934. The ship was launched by Dr Quo Tai Chi, Chinese ambassador to Britain and his wife.The visitors book where they signed on top.

Many thanks to David Waller who made available the details from the Yu Sang at

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