|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|海州 [Hai Chow] (ex-Hai Li, ex-Pentstemon)||Workman Clark, Belfast, UK||1915||15.2.1916||4.1916 // 1932||sunk 7.10.1937|
|Displacement standard, t||1175|
|Displacement full, t||1350|
77.9 pp 81.7 oa
|No of shafts||
1 VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
1 x 1 - 120/40 QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 2 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87
Former British sloop Pentstemon of Arabis class (Flower II group). In 1920s she was sold to private owner for mercantile service. In 1932 she was merchant vessel Hai Li (probably, belonged to Hong Kong owner). She was bought by Chinese Government at Hong Kong in 1932, formally as customs patrol for Chinese Salt commission, as then the international embargo on weapon sale to China in connection with Manchurian events acted. Ship was armed and renamed Hai Chow (in a number of sources Hai Chao).
Hai Chow 14.9.1937 was hard damaged in battle against Japanese ships in Canton Bay (Guangzhou); 7.10.1937 she was sunk by aircraft from Japanese carriers Ryujo and Hosho at Canton.
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