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Kiang Yuan 1929  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
江元 [Kiang Yuan]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan // Kiangnan, Shanghai   16/11/1904 1905 stricken 1963
江亨 [Kiang Heng]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan // Kiangnan, Shanghai   25/6/1907 1907 sunk 31/10/1929
江利 [Kiang Li]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan // Kiangnan, Shanghai   18/8/1907 1907 scuttled 25/12/1937
江貞 [Kiang Chen]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan // Kiangnan, Shanghai   18/9/1907 1907 scuttled 12/11/1938


Technical data


Displacement normal, t565
Displacement full, t 
Length, m51.8 pp 54.1 oa
Breadth, m8.50
Draught, m2.10
No of shafts2
Machinery2 VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers
Power, h. p.950
Max speed, kts13
Fuel, tcoal 113
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong BB, 1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 6.5/115

Complement85


Standard scale images


<i>Kiang Yuan </i>1914
Kiang Yuan 1914


Graphics


<i>Kiang Yuan </i> 1929  
Kiang Yuan 1929  


Ship project history


Built in Japan and assembled from sections by Kiangnan in Shanghai. Low-board ships, able to serve in coastal waters and on the rivers.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Kiang Heng in 1919 passed to Sungari and 31/10/1929 was sunk in Fujin by Soviet seaplane during the conflict on Chinese Eastern Railroad. She was salvaged by Chineses, then was captured by Japanese, but was never repaired and broken up in 1935. Kiang Yuan in autumn of 1938 was damaged on Yangtze and disarmed with her artillery landed, but repaired in 1942. Since 1949 she served under PRC flag under former name till 1963. Kiang Chen 27/10/1938 was damaged by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze off Hankow (Wuhan); 12/11/1938 scuttled at Hankow. Kiang Li 25/12/1937 was scuttled at Tsingtao.