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CHU YU gunboats (1906-1907)


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Chu Yiu 1929  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
楚同 [Chu Tung]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   12.6.1906 1906 discarded 1960s
楚谦 [Chu Chien]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   31.7.1906 1906 scuttled 11.8.1937
楚泰 [Chu Tai]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   25.9.1906 1906 sunk 19.4.1941
楚豫 [Chu Yu]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   21.2.1907 1907 sunk 2.10.1937
楚有 [Chu Yiu]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   1.4.1907 1907 scuttled 29.9.1937
楚观 [Chu Kuan]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   14.8.1907 1907 to Taiwan 7.1949


Technical data


Displacement standard, t579
Displacement full, t752
Length, m57.9 pp 61.0 oa
Breadth, m9.00
Draught, m2.40
No of shafts2
Machinery2 VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers
Power, h. p.1350
Max speed, kts13
Fuel, tcoal 150
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong BB, 2 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 6.5/115

Complement117


Standard scale images


<i>Chu Tung </i>1914
Chu Tung 1914


Graphics


<i>Chu Yiu </i> 1929  
Chu Yiu 1929  


Project history

Increased and stronger armed variant of Kiang Yuan class.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Chu Yu was hard damaged 28-29.9.1937 and sunk 2.10.1937 by aircraft from Japanese carrier Kaga on Yangtze at Jiangyin. Chu Tai 1.6.1938 was damaged by Japanese aircraft at Fuzhou and ran aground; she was ultimately destroyed there by aircraft 19.4.1941. Chu Yiu 29.9.1937 was scuttled at Tsingtao. Chu Chien, Chu Kuan and Chu Tung in the autumn of 1938 were damaged on Yangtze and disarmed (on other data, Chu Chien was scuttled to fairway barrage 11.8.1937), their guns were landed; nevertheless, they were registered in fleet list till the end of war. Further fate of Chu Chien is unknown; Chu Kuan in 1949 escaped to Taiwan, she was stricken in 1960s. Chu Tung served under PRC flag till 1960s.