NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
CHINA
CRUISERS
HAI YUNG protected cruisers (1898)


Photo



Hai Yung 1929

Ships


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


Technical data


Displacement normal, t2680
Displacement full, t2950
Length, m

100.0

Breadth, m

12.4

Draught, m

5.79

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.7500
Max speed, kts19.5
Fuel, tcoal 580
Endurance, nm(kts)2100(10)
Armour, mmdeck: 32 with 70mm slopes, shields: 51, CT: 37
Armament

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)

Complement244


Standard scale images


<i>Hai Yung </i>1905
Hai Yung 1905


Graphics


<i>Hai Yung </i>1929
Hai Yung 1929


Ship project history


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.

Ship protection


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.

Modernizations


1930s, all: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II

Naval service


All three cruisers by 1937 were deduced from fleet list and 11/8/1937 were scuttled on river Yangtze at Jiangyin for fairway barrage.

© Ivan Gogin, 2011-14