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CRUISERS

TUNG CHI unprotected cruiser (1896)

Tung Chi 1933

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
同濟 <Tung Chi>   Foochow DYd 1893 1894 8/1896 TS 1909, scuttled 11/8/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

1900

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.0 pp

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.88

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 4 boilers

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

11.6

Fuel, t

coal 200
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong U, 5 x 1 - 120/45 Armstrong Y, 3 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 8 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Complement

335

Ship project history: Laid down at Fuzhou as transport Chien Chung; in 1896 it has been decided to complete ship as unprotected training cruiser for Shanghai flotilla, in the end of the same year, soon after commission, ship was renamed Tung Chi. The first steel-hulled ship completely built in China.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 11/8/1937 Tung Chi was scuttled on Yangtze at Jiangyin for fairway barrage.

Tung Chi 1929

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14