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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

COASTAL FORCES

KUAI 3 motor torpedo boats (1931)

Kuai 3 1931

Names

快速船數量3, 4 <Kuai 3, 4>

Builders

Baglietto, Varazze, Italy: Kuai 3, 4

Completed

1931: Kuai 3, 4

Losses

Kuai 3 (25/10/1938), Kuai 4 (24/10/1938)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

12.3

Displacement full, t

15.9

Length, m

16.0

Breadth, m

3.95

Draught, m

1.25

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Fiat petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

40

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 100(40)

Armament

2 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 - 450 TT

Complement

7

Ship project history: Built under Chinese order in 1931 for Canton squadron.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Both were lost at Canton (Guangzhou) in October, 1938.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14