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

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

CHAI WE river gunboats (1932)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
柴灣 <Chai We>   Bailey, Hong Kong   1931 1932 sunk 9-10/1937
常澄<Chang Chiang>   Bailey, Hong Kong   1932 1932 probably sunk 9/1937

 

Displacement standard, t

210

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

43.0

Breadth, m

7.40

Draught, m

1.47

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

520

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr Armstrong QF, 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I/II, 6 x 1 - 7.7/87

Complement

 

Ship project history: Built  at Hong Kong on the sample of British Fly class gunboats. On Canton dialect their names were read as Kien Yu (Chien Yu) and Chiang Chien.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Chai We was sunk by Japanese aircraft at Canton (Guangzhou) in late September-early October, 1937; fate of Chang Chiang is unknown; possibly, she was lost at Canton in 1937.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14