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MING SEN gunboat (1931)

Ming Sen 1937

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
明行 <Ming Sen>   Kiangnan DYd, Shanghai 1/1931 5/5/1931 11/1931 scuttled 12/11/1938
  

Displacement standard, t

460

Displacement full, t

600

Length, m

64.0

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

1.98

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

3600

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

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

Complement

115

Ship project history: Repetition of Ming Chuan with minor alterations in a hull structure and armament. She was laid down at Shanghai after launch of Yi Hsien, and after launch of Ming Sen on exempted slipway light cruiser Ping Hai was laid down.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 27/10/1938 Ming Sen was hard damaged by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze at Hankow (Wuhan); 12/11/1938 she was scuttled at Hankow. She was salvaged by Japanese in 1939, renamed Hitonose and commissioned by IJN as repair ship; 21/12/1944 she was lost as result of collision with merchant vessel Kosho at Shanghai; she was salvaged again, but then was lost on a mine.

Ming Sen 1931

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14