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CHINESE NAVY (CHINA)

CRUISERS

FEI HUNG training cruiser

Elli 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
飛鴻 <Fei Hung>   New York SB, Camden, USA 1910 4/5/1912 --- // 14/5/1914 sold before commission to Greece (Elli)
  

Displacement normal, t

2600

Displacement full, t

2750

Length, m

97.5 pp 98.1 oa

Breadth, m

11.9

Draught, m

4.26

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft watertube boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 600 + oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 4500(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 25 with 51mm slopes, CT: 50

Armament

2 x 1 - 152/45 Armstrong NN, 4 x 1 - 102/50 Armstrong P, 2 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

232

Ship project history: Cruiser was built in the USA under Chinese order as Fei Hung and completed in November, 1913, but after Chinese Revolution of 1912 she was not redeemed by customer and 14/5/1914 she was sold to Greece, being renamed Elli (in English-speaking sources often there is writing Helle).
   On an original project she was close to British-built Chinese cruisers Chao Ho and Jing Swei, in particular, she had forecastle and poop, boilers with coal/oil combustion and mixed artillery. On trials she shown 20.3kts at 8640hp.

Ship protection: Ship was protected by only main deck with slopes, covered machinery.

Ivan Gogin, 2014