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SAI YEN protected cruiser (1885 / 1895)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
済遠 [Sai Yen] (ex-済遠 [Chi Yuan])     Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 16/1/1883 1/12/1883 8/1885 // 26/3/1895 sunk 30/11/1904


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

2440

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

71.9 pp 75.0 wl

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

5.18

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VC, 2 double-ended cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 300

Endurance, nm(kts)1000(8)
Armour, mmcompound - deck: 75, barbettes: 250, cupolas: 51, CT: 38
Armament

1 x 2 - 209/27 RKL/30 C/84, 1 x 1 - 149/32 RKL/35 C/80, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 9 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss Mk I, 4 - 350 TT (beam), 2 torpedo launches

Complement

202



Standard scale images


<i>Sai Yen</i> 1896
Sai Yen 1896


Ship project history


The Sai Yen, ex-Chinese Chi Yuan, was captured by Japanese at Wei-Hai-Wei on 12 February 1895.

Ship protection


Protective deck consisted of two layers, upper 25mm steel and lower 50mm iron and protected almost full hull length. Barbettes of 21cm and 15cm guns had 250mm protection, their cupolas were 51mm, ammunition hoists had 76mm protection.

Modernizations


1898: - 4 x 1 - 57/40, 9 x 5 - 37/20; + 8 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service


Sai Yen was sunk on Russian mine W of Port Arthur 30/11/1904.