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

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HAI CHOW sloop (1916/1932)

Pentstemon 1917

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
海州 <Hai Chow> (ex-Hai Li, ex-Pentstemon)   Workman Clark, Belfast, UK 1915 15/2/1916 4/1916 // 1932 sunk 7/10/1937

 

Displacement standard, t

1175

Displacement full, t

1350

Length, m

77.9 pp 81.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 130

Endurance, nm(kts)

2000(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/40 QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 2 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87

Complement

100

Ship project history: Former British sloop Pentstemon of Arabis class (Flower II groups). In 1920s she was sold to private owner for mercantile service. In 1932 she was merchant vessel Hai Li (probably, belonged to Hong Kong owner). She was bought by Chinese Government in Hong Kong in 1932, formally as customs patrol for Chinese Salt commission, as then the international embargo on weapon sale to China in connection with Manchurian events acted. Ship was armed and renamed Hai Chow (in a number of sources Hai Chao).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Hai Chow 14/9/1937 was hard damaged in battle against Japanese ships in Canton Bay (Guangzhou); 7/10/1937 she was sunk by aircraft from Japanese carriers Ryujo and Hosho at Canton.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14