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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

YUNG FENG gunboats (1913)

Yung Hsiang 1933

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
永丰 <Yung Feng>, 3/1925- 中山 <Chung Shan>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   1912 1913 sunk 24/10/1938
永翔 <Yung Hsiang>   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   30/3/1912 1913 scuttled 26/9/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

830

Displacement full, t

1020

Length, m

62.5 pp 65.8 oa

Breadth, m

9.00

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 watertube boilers

Power, h. p.

1350

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 190

Endurance, nm(kts)

 
Armour, mm deck: 25

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/37 SK L/40 C/91, 1 x 1 - 76/50 Armstrong 14pdr QF, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim

Complement

108

Ship project history: Ordered under the 1910 program. Project was developed on basis of Japanese gunboat Saga. Seaworthy gunboats with armoured deck and high forecastle.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1922 Sun Yatsen onboard Yung Feng escaped from Canton. After his death in March, 1925, Yung Feng was renamed into his honour Chung Shan ("Median Mountain", poetic pseudonym, accepted by Yatsen during his emigration in Japan). In October, 1929 this gunboat was sunk at Canton as result of ammunition explosion, but was raised and repaired by Kiangnan in Shanghai.
Yung Hsiang 26/9/1937 was scuttled at Tsingtao. Subsequently she was salvaged and towed off to Japan, in 1946 she was returned to China; in 1949 she escaped to Taiwan where served up to late 1950s. Chung Shan was sunk 24/10/1938 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze between Hankow (Wuhan) and Yueyang.

Yung Hsiang 1928

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14