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

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MING CHUEN gunboat (1930)

Ming Chuen 1937

Zhangjiang 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Ming Chuen>, 1949- 咸寧 <Hsien Ning>, 1950s- 張江 <Zhangjiang> 53, 1980- 219 Kiangnan DYd, Shanghai 1/1929 21/9/1929 1/1930 memorial 1984

 

Displacement standard, t

455

Displacement full, t

500

Length, m

61.8

Breadth, m

7.92

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16.6

Fuel, t

coal 120

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 Armstrong QF, 1 x 1 - 102/45 Armstrong QF, 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr Armstrong QF, 2 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss QF, 1 x 1 - 3pdr 47/40 Hotchkiss QF

Complement

146

Ship project history: Slightly increased variant of Hsien Ning with slightly changed armament.

Modernizations: 1960s, Zhangjian: was armed with 2 x 2 - 37/73 type 69, 3 x 2 - 25/68 type 61

Naval service: In 1949 Ming Chuan was commissioned by Navy of Peoples Republic of China as Hsien Ning, then Chang Chiang. She served in PRC Naval Forces up to the end of 1970s and since 1984 was preserved as memorial.

Ming Chuen 1930

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15