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

CRUISERS

HAI YUNG protected cruisers (1898)

Hai Yung 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
海容 <Hai Yung>   Vulkan, Bremen, Germany 1896 15/9/1897 1898 scuttled 11/8/1937
海筹 <Hai Chou>   Vulkan, Bremen, Germany 1896 11/12/1897 1898 scuttled 11/8/1937
海琛 <Hai Chen>   Vulkan, Bremen, Germany 1896 12/2/1898 1898 scuttled 11/8/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

2680

Displacement full, t

2950

Length, m

100.0

Breadth, m

12.4

Draught, m

5.79

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

coal 580
Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(10)
Armour, mm deck: 32 with 70mm slopes, shields: 51, CT: 37

Armament

3 x 1 - 149/37 SK L/40 C/97, 8 x 1 - 105/37 SK L/40 C/97, 6 x 1 - 47/37 SK L/40 C/91, 3 - 356 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

244

Ship project history: Small 2nd class protected cruisers, ordered simultaneously with two larger ships of Hai Chi class after the Japanese-Chinese war. They were built in Germany by Vulkan, traditional supplier of Chinese Navy. Hai Chen is sometimes transcribed as Hai Shen.
    Hull had forecastle, poop and ram-shaped stem. 150mm/40 guns were placed on characteristic for Chinese ships of the end of XIX century "triangular" scheme: two aside on forecastle, the third on poop. 105mm and 47mm guns were installed on an upper deck.

Ship protection: Machinery was protected by 32mm deck with 70mm slopes, turtleback-form deck at ship ends had 25mm thickness. 150mm guns were protected by 51mm shields.

Modernizations: 1930s, all: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II

Naval service: All three cruisers by 1937 were deduced from fleet list and 11/8/1937 were scuttled on river Yangtze at Jiangyin for fairway barrage.

Hai Yung 1929

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14