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CRUISERS

NAN SHUI steel cruisers (1884)

Nan Shui 1885

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
南琛 <Nan Thin>   Howaldtwerke, Kiel, Germany 1882 12/12/1883 3/1884 stricken 1910
南瑞 <Nan Shui>   Howaldtwerke, Kiel, Germany 1882 8/1/1884 3/1884 stricken 1920

 

Displacement normal, t

2200

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.0 wl 84.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

5.49

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 600

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 209/20 RK L/22 C/72, 8 x 1 - 120/32 RK L/35 C/80, 10 x 4 - 25/42 Nordenfelt, 1 - 356 TT (bow)

Complement

250

Ship project history: Steel-hulled, barque-rigged cruisers, built for the Nanyang fleet. They had a ram bow, a raised forecastle and poop, and two funnels. The 209mm BL guns were mounted in sponsons ahead of the funnel, and the 120mm BL were mounted on the forecastle and poop, on the broadside amidships, and in sponsons at the break of the poop.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Nan Shui

Ivan Gogin, 2014