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

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

KUANG YUAN composite shallow draught gunboats (1886)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
廣元 <Kuang Yuan>   Whampoa, Canton     1886 discarded 1929
廣亨 <Kuang Heng>   Whampoa, Canton     1886 discarded 1929
廣利 <Kuang Li>   Whampoa, Canton     1886 discarded 1929
廣貞 <Kuang Chien>   Whampoa, Canton     1886 discarded 1929

 

Displacement normal, t

300

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

33.8

Breadth, m

5.49

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HR

Power, h. p.

65 - 78

Max speed, kts

9 - 10

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 149/32 RK L/35 C/80, 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/80, 3 x 1 - 37/42 Nordenfelt

Complement

 

Ship project history: Composite-hulled shallow draught gunboats for Canton fleet. Intended to guard the entrances to Canton.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14