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

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFTS

TUNG HSIN minelayers (1949)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
同新 <Tung Hsin>   Kiangnan, Shanghai   1936 1949 stricken 1970s?
同德 <Tung Teh>   Kiangnan, Shanghai   1937 1949 stricken 1970s?

 

Displacement standard, t

400

Displacement full, t

500

Length, m

52.0

Breadth, m

9.70

Draught, m

3.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 14pdr Armstrong QF, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I/II, mines

Complement  

Ship project history: Built (on other data, converted from river steamers) for Canton squadron in Shanghai in 1936-1937 with technical assistance of German concern HAPRO. Both hulls were captured incomplete by Japanese 12/11/1937 in Shanghai and completed by them for IJN. After war both were returned to China.

Besides, in 1937 German shipbuilder Unterweser (Wesermünde) laid down minelayer of project 506 under Chinese order (450t; 46.2x7.4x2.65m; 2 diesels, 2100hp, 14.75kts, 1 88mm guns, 2 MGs, mines). Building was suspended in an initial phase, prepared materials were used later at building of torpedo training vessel Königsau.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Since 1949 both served under PRC flag.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14