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TORPEDO SHIPS

KUANG PING torpedo gunboats (1890-1894)

Kuang Ping 1891

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
廣乙 <Kuang Yi>   Foochow Arsenal 28/7/1887 28/8/1889 30/11/1890 sunk 25/7/1894
廣丙 <Kuang Ping>   Foochow Arsenal 2/1/1888 11/4/1891 18/12/1891 captured by Japan 17/2/1895 (Kohei Go)
福靖 <Fu Ch'ing> (ex-廣丁 <Kuang Ting>)   Foochow Arsenal 1888 1893 1894 stricken 1914

 

Displacement normal, t

1000

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.6

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

3.96

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 3 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 140

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 25, CT: 51

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/32 SK L/35 C/87, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 - 356 TT (2 bow), 2 x 1 - 356 TT

Complement

120

Ship project history: Steel-hulled vessels, built at Foochow for the Kwangtung fleet. They had a ram bow, a raised turtleback forecastle, three masts and one funnel. The three 12cm/40 Krupp QFs were mounted one each side of the funnel and one aft. Two 356mm TT were mounted beneath the turtleback forecastle and the other two were on the main deck broadside aft.

Ship protection: Machinery was protected by 25mm deck, CT had 51mm sides.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Kuang Yi was sunk by the Japanese at the Battle of Asan on 25/7/94 and Kuang Ping was captured by them at Wei-Hai-Wei and renamed Kohei Go.

Kuang Yi 1894

Ivan Gogin, 2014