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CHING PO destroyer

nearly sister-ship Artigliere 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
于鏡 <Ching Po>   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 1911 6/12/1912 --- // 7/1913 completed for Italy (Ascaro)

 

Displacement normal, t

396

Displacement full, t

414

Length, m

64.4 wl 65.0 oa

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

28.5

Fuel, t

coal 50 + oil 34

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 76/28 Armstrong, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

55

Ship project history: A 400t destroyer, which was to be armed with 2-12pdr, 4-12pdr, 2-18in TT, was ordered in 1911 from Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente. She, named Ching Po, was taken over with China's agreement by the Italian Navy at the outbreak of the war with Turkey in 1911 and completed as Ascaro. Three more 500t, 30kt destroyers were to be built by Ansaldo in 1914, but due to World War I none was laid down.

Ivan Gogin, 2014