|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|海容 [Hai Yung]||Vulkan, Bremen, Germany||1896||15.9.1897||1898||scuttled 11.8.1937|
|海筹 [Hai Chou]||Vulkan, Bremen, Germany||1896||11.12.1897||1898||scuttled 11.8.1937|
|海琛 [Hai Chen]||Vulkan, Bremen, Germany||1896||12.2.1898||1898||scuttled 11.8.1937|
|Displacement normal, t||2680|
|Displacement full, t||2950|
|No of shafts||
2 VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers
|Power, h. p.||7500|
|Max speed, kts||19.5|
|Fuel, t||coal 580|
|Armour, mm||deck: 32 with 70mm slopes, shields: 51, CT: 37|
3 x 1 - 149/37 SK L/40 C/97, 8 x 1 - 105/37 SK L/40 C/97, 6 x 1 - 47/37 SK L/40 C/91, 3 - 356 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)
Small 2nd class protected cruisers, ordered simultaneously with two larger ships of Hai Chi class after the Japanese-Chinese war. They were built in Germany by Vulkan, traditional shipbuilder of Chinese Navy. Hai Chen is sometimes transcribed as Hai Shen. Hull had forecastle, poop and ram-shaped stem. 150mm/40 guns were placed on characteristic for Chinese ships of the end of XIX century "triangular" scheme: two aside on forecastle, the third on poop. 105mm and 47mm guns were installed on an upper deck.
Machinery was protected by 32mm deck with 70mm slopes, turtleback-form deck at ship ends had 25mm thickness. 150mm guns were protected by 51mm shields.
1930s, all: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II
All three cruisers by 1937 were deduced from fleet list and 11.8.1937 were scuttled on river Yangtze at Jiangyin for fairway barrage.
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