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

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFTS

HSIEN NING minelayer (1927/1946)

Hsien Ning 1946

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
咸寧 <Hsien Ning> (ex-Okitsu, ex-Lepanto)   CNR, Ancona, Italy 1925 22/5/1927 1927 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949

 

Displacement standard, t

700

Displacement full, t

~ 850

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 75
Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (36)

Complement

184

Ship project history: Former Italian minelayer Lepanto, scuttled by own crew at Shanghai 9/9/1943. In February, 1944 she was salvaged by Japanese and in March commissioned as gunboat. Okitsu was 21/3/1945 hard damaged by American Army aircraft, in August, 1945 she surrendered to Allies and transferred to China.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Hsien Ning 1947

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15