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PAO MIN steel cruiser (1885)

Pao Min 1890s

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
保民 <Pao Min>   Kiangnan DYd late 1883 1885 10/1885 hulk 1903

 

Displacement normal, t

1480

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

64.9 pp 69.4 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

4.27

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HC, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1900

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

coal 360

Endurance, nm(kts)

3360(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 149/32 RK L/35 C/80, 6 x 1 - 120/32 RK L/35 C/80, 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

Complement

200

Ship project history: Schooner-rigged, steel-hulled cruiser built for the Nanyang fleet. She had a ram bow, two masts and one funnel. One 15cm gun was mounted in the bow and the other on the quarterdeck. The 12cm were mounted on the broadside.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Pao Min 1885

Ivan Gogin, 2014