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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TAKU destroyer (1898/1900)

Taku 1900

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Taku (ex-海青 <Hai Jing>)   608 Schichau, Elbing 1897 3/1898 7/1898 // 6/1900 discarded 6/1914

  

Displacement normal, t

243

Displacement full, t

284

Length, m

59.0

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

2.55

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 67

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(12)

Armament

6 x 1 - 47/30 21/2pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

57

Ship project history: Chinese destroyer, captured by Roger Keyes' boarding party in 1900, during the allied operations against the Taku forts, with her three sisters.

Modernizations: 1902: - 6 x 1 - 47/30; + 2 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

Naval service: Taku was stricken in cause of poor techical conditions (boilers were inoperable) and scuttled 28/9/1914 at Tsingtao.

Ivan Gogin, 2014