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

TORPEDO SHIPS

HU PENG torpedo boats (1906-1907)

Hu Peng 1908

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
湖鹏 <No7 Hu Peng>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 2/1906 10/6/1906 1906 sunk 1/10/1937
湖活 <No8 Hu Oah>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 2/1906 10/6/1906 1906 sunk 8/10/1937
湖鹰 <No9 Hu Ying>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 5/1906 17/11/1906 1907 sunk 9/8/1938
湖隼 <No10 Hu Chen>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 5/1906 17/11/1906 1907 sunk 3/10/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

97

Displacement full, t

~120

Length, m

40.9 pp 41.1 oa

Breadth, m

4.90

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

coal 28

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

34

Ship project history: "Kawasaki-Normand" type. Boats were built under Chinese order in Japan under drawings of Schichau, but with Normand boilers. To the beginning of 1930s they can make about 13kts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Hu Peng 7 was sunk 1/10/1937 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze at Jiangyin; she was salvaged by Japanese in the early 1938 and commissioned, but her further name and fate are unknown. Hu Oah 8 was sunk 8/10/1937 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze at Zhenjiang; she was salvaged by Japanese in the early 1938 and commissioned by IJN as Kawasemi, in December, 1939 she was transferred to puppet Nanjing government as Hai Ching; exact data on further fate is absent (according to some information, she was lost in 1940 as result of navigating accident). Hu Ying 9 was sunk 9/8/1938 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze between Matang and Hankow. Fate of Hu Chen 10 is unknown, there are 2 variants: 1) in 1942 she was still a part of residuals of Chinese Navy and 2) she was sunk 3/10/1937 by Japanese aircraft.

1929

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14