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

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

CHIEN YU river gunboats (1929)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
簡毓 <Chien Yu>   Bailey, Hong Kong   1928 1929 probably sunk 9/1937
簡健 <Chien Shun>   Bailey, Hong Kong   1929 1929 probably sunk 9/1937

 

Displacement standard, t

225

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

36.8

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

1.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

400

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

coal
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 12 x 1 - 7.7/87

Complement

52

Ship project history: Built for Canton squadron. Ships had lattice masts and splinterproof armour. On Canton dialect names were read as Kin Yu and Chip Shun.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Authentic data about fate are absent; possibly, in September, 1937 both were sunk by Japanese aircraft at Canton (Guangzhou).

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14