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CHIANG HSI river gunboats (1912)

Chiang Hsi 1912

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
江犀 <Chiang Hsi>   Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 1911 1912 1912 sunk 24/8/1941
江鲲 <Chiang Kun>   Vulcan, Bremen, Germany 1911 1912 1912 sunk 24/8/1941

 

Displacement normal, t

140

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Chiang Hsi: 43.9

Chiang Kun: 44.5

Breadth, m

Chiang Hsi: 7.50

Chiang Kun: 7.30

Draught, m

0.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Schultz boilers

Power, h. p.

Chiang Hsi: 450

Chiang Kun: 500

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 30
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/11 Krupp howitzer, 4 x 1 - 7.9/79

Complement

49

Ship project history: Built in Germany in 1911-1912 and assembled from ready sections by Kiangnan in Shanghai in 1912. Project was developed on the basis of German river gunboat Otter. Ships were originally called Hsin Pei and Hsi Chen, renamed at completion. On Canton dialect names were read as Kiang Hsi and Kiang Kun.

Modernizations: 1930, Chiang Hsin: was armed with 1 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim

1930, Chiang Kun: was armed with 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim

Naval service: Both were sunk 24/8/1941 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze at Patung (province Sichuan). Last Chinese ships lost in WWII!

Chiang Kun 1929

Chiang Hsi 1929

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14