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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

COASTAL FORCES

YUE 22 motor torpedo boats (1937)

Yue 22 1937

Names

22 <Yue 22>; 253 <Yue 253>, 1945- 快速船數量101 <Kuai 101>, 1949- 海興 <Haixin>; 371 <Yue 371>, 1945- 快速船數量102 <Kuai 102>

9/1939 - 1945 Yue253 and 371 were named 市场 <Shichang>, 高兴 <Gaoxing>

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany: Yue 22, 253, 371

Completed

1937: Yue 22, 253, 371

Losses

Yue 22 (1/8/1938), Kuai 102 (1946/49)

Transfers

none

Discarding

1963: Haixin

  

Displacement standard, t

49

Displacement full, t

60

Length, m

28.0

Breadth, m

4.27

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Daimler Benz petrol engines

Power, h. p.

3300

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 - 533 TT

Complement

12

Ship project history: "Schnellboots", ordered in 1936-1937 to Fr. Lürssen (Vegesack) by central government of China for Yangtze in number of 10 boats. German designations were C1-10. Structurally they repeated German S2 with composite hull. Actually prior to beginning of Japanese-Chinese war only Kuai 101-103 (C1-3) were completed.
    Building of C4-10 really did not start. The contract was ultimately cancelled by German party in August, 1939, and prepared materials were used for building of German MTBs S30-37.

Modernizations: 1938, Yue 253, 371: - 2 - 533 TT; + MGs

1946, Kuai 101, 102: - MGs; + 2 - 533 TT

1949, Haixin: - 2 - 533 TT

Naval service: Kuai 101 safely has gone through war and in 1949 was commissioned by PRC Navy where she served till 1963.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15