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

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

RUIJIN gunboats (early 1950s)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
瑞金 <Ruijin>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s sunk 18/5/1954
兴国 <Xingguo>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s discarded 1960s
遵義 <Zunyi>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s discarded 1960s
邯郸 <Handan>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s discarded 1960s
淮阳 <Huaiyang>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s discarded 1960s
盐城 <Yancheng>   USA 1940s 1940s 1940s // early 1950s discarded 1960s

 

Displacement standard, t

570

Displacement full, t

704

Length, m

55.0

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20 or (1 x 1 - 105/22 M101, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20), 2 x 2 - 37/83 Dopp LC/30, 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki

Sensors none

Complement

100+

Ship project history: Former USN AKL class small coastal freighters, purchased by merchant company and converted by PLAN to coastal gunboats.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Ruijin was sunk 18/5/1954 by Nationalist P-47 fighters.

Ivan Gogin, 2015