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

AIRCRAFT CARRYING SHIPS

TEH SHENG gunboats - seaplane tenders (1923/1930)

Wei Sheng 1937

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
德升 <Teh Sheng> (ex-Hsin Shu Tung)   Kiangnan, Shanghai 1920 1922 1923 // 1930 scuttled 11/8/1937
魏升 <Wei Sheng> (ex-Fook Yuen)   Kiangnan, Shanghai 1920 1922 1923 // 1930 scuttled 11/8/1937

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

932

Length, m

62.6

Breadth, m

9.45

Draught, m

2.44

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

3300

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 Armstrong Y, 1 x 1 - 76/50 Armstrong 14pdr QF, 4 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 seaplanes

Complement

93

Ship project history: Authentic data of origin of these ships are absent. It is most probable, that they were former river commercial cargo steamers Hasin Shu Ting and Fook Yeen, built on Kiangnan at Shanghai between 1920 and 1923 specially for upper Yangtze. In 1926 they were commissioned by Chinese Navy as river military transports with fire support ability (4 howitzers were installed) named Teh Sheng and Wei Sheng. In 1929-1930 they were rebuilt on Kiangnan to gunboats-seaplane tenders for operations on Yangtze.
    Icebreaking type hull. Ships carried 2-4 seaplanes, handled by a crane. Data on real usage of aircraft by these ships is not available.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In August, 1937 both ships were modernized at Shanghai; 11/8/1937 they were scuttled on Yangtze at Jiangyin for fairway barrage.

Wei Sheng 1930

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14