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TORPEDO SHIPS

FEI TING torpedo gunboat (1894/1895)

Fei Ting 1895

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
飛霆 <Fei Ting> (ex-Sea Serpent)   White, Cowes, UK // Armstrong, Elswick, UK 1887 1887 9/1894 // 6/1895 captured by United Kingdom, France, Germany and Russia 17/6/1900

 

Displacement normal, t

349

Displacement full, t

401

Length, m

63.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.17

Draught, m

3.05 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

21.2

Fuel, t

coal 104

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

steel; CT: 45

Armament

2 x 1 - 95/40 Armstrong 25pdr QF, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT (12)

Complement

50

Ship project history: Originally named Sea Serpent this steel-hulled vessel was laid down in 1887 as a stock boat by J S White and was purchased, rebuilt and strengthened by Armstrong at Elswick between March and September 1894. She was purchased by China but delivery was delayed until June 1895 by the Sino-Japanese war.

    She had a ram bow, two pole masts and two funnels side by side abaft the foremast. The two 25pdr Armstrong QFs were mounted fore and aft, with the 3pdr QFs amidships. She had one fixed 356mm bow TT and two centreline twin training mountings on the upper deck amidships. She carried twelve Schwarzkopf torpedoes.

Ship protection: CT had 45mm sides.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Fei Ting was captured by the joint British-French-German-Russian expedition to drydock at Taku on 17/6/1900.

Fei Ting 1895

Ivan Gogin, 2014