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YING SWEI training cruiser (1911)


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Ying Swei 1929

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
应瑞 [Ying Swei]     Vickers, Barrow, UK 1910 14.7.1911 2.12.1911 sunk 24.10.1937


Technical data


Displacement normal, t2460
Displacement full, t2500
Length, m

97.0 pp 105.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.9

Draught, m

3.96 mean

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Parsons steam turbines, 2 cylindrical + 4 White-Foster boilers

Power, h. p.6000
Max speed, kts20
Fuel, tcoal 600 + oil 50
Endurance, nm(kts)5000(10)
Armour, mmdeck: 25 - 19 with 37mm slopes, CT: 76
Armament

2 x 1 - 152/50 Vickers J, 4 x 1 - 102/50 Vickers, 4 x 1 - 76/50 Vickers A, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement270


Standard scale images


<i>Ying Swei </i>1914
Ying Swei 1914


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<i>Ying Swei </i>1929
Ying Swei 1929


Project history

Built by Vickers in Barrow. Ship was ordered under the 1910 Programme together with Chao Ho and was close to her on construction, but differed in smaller dimensions, and also in smaller thickness of protection deck slopes (only 37mm) thus, that the general protection scheme was not changed. Outwardly she differed by arrangement of funnels and masts, the form of superstructure and projector flat on a poop. Armament structure and placing repeated Chao Ho. Basic difference concerned machinery structure. On trials cruiser reached 22.23kts at 8797hp, but by 1937 was considerable slower.

Ship protection

Protection was ensured only by protected deck with 25mm flat part (in fore end the deck had turtleback form and had 19mm thickness) and 37mm slopes and 37mm part over steering gear compartment.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Ying Swei 23.9.1937 was damaged by aircraft from Japanese carrier Kaga on Yangtze at Jiangyin; she was disarmed at Nanjingg with all artillery landed; 24.10.1937 she was sunk at Nanjingg by aircraft from Kaga.

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