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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

GUAM river gunboats (1927-1928)

Wake 1941

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG43, 6/1928- PR3 Guam, 1/1941- Wake Kiangnan Dock, Shanghai, China 1926 28/5/1927 12/1927 captured by Japan 8/12/1941 (Tatara), returned 8/1945, to China 1946 (Tai Yuan)
PG44, 6/1928- PR4 Tutuila Kiangnan Dock, Shanghai, China 10/1926 14/6/1927 3/1928 to China 2/1942 (Mei Yuan)

 

Displacement standard, t

370

Displacement full, t

395

Length, m

45.7 wl 48.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.25

Draught, m

1.55 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

1950

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 3/5/6, 8 x 1 - 7.6/90

Complement

70

Ship project history: Under the FY1925 program in the USA were been built 6 river gunboats for service on Yellow river in China for protection of American interests.

Modernizations: 1941, both: + 8 x 1 - 7.6/90.

1/1946, PG43: 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 6, 16 x 1 - 7.6/90

Naval service: Wake 7/12/1941 was captured in Shanghai by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as Tatara. In 1945 she was returned to the USA. Tutuila 16/2/1942 was transferred to China and renamed Mei Yuan.

Wake

Ivan Gogin, 2014-15