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

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CHIEN CHUNG river gunboats (1915-1916)

Names

眉叔 <Chien Chung>; 永安 <Yung An>; 拱辰 <Kung Chen>

Builders

Yangtze Wks, Hankow

Commissioned

1915: Chien Chung

1916: Yung An, Kung Chen

Losses

Kung Chen (10/1938)

Transfers

None

Discarding

1931: Chien Chung, Yung An

 

Displacement normal, t

90

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

35.5

Breadth, m

5.60

Draught, m

0.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 1 watertube boiler

Power, h. p.

450

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 33
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

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

Complement

42

Ship project history: Ships were armed by one field howitzer.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1931 they were laid up. Further fate is inconsistent; most likely, Tsung Chen was sunk by Japanese aircraft in October, 1938, and remaining two were lost in 1940s being inoperable since 1930s.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14