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HSIEN NING gunboat (1929)

Hsien Ning 1937

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
咸寧 <Hsien Ning>   Kiangnan DYd, Shanghai 4/1928 16/8/1928 1/1929 sunk 13/7/1938

 

Displacement standard, t

418

Displacement full, t

~500

Length, m

51.8 pp 54.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.32

Draught, m

1.98

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 Armstrong QF, 1 x 1 - 102/45 Armstrong QF, 3 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss QF, 1 x 1 - 47/50 3pdr Vickers QF

Complement

115

Ship project history: Lead ship in a series of ships built by Kiangnan in Shanghai for Chinese Navy. All subsequent gunboats of Chinese construction to some extent were development of Hsien Ning though could differ significantly in dimensions and armament structure. Intended for service in inshore waters and on large rivers. She was projected on the basis of river gunboats, built by the same builder in 1926-1927 for US Navy in number of 6 ships, but differed by coal-firing boilers and presence of accommodations for admiral and headquarters. Low-free-board hull with a low forecastle.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 13/7/1938 Hsien Ning was sunk by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze between Matang and Hankow (Wuhan).

Hsien Ning 1929

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14