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TSINGTAU river gunboats (1904)

Tsingtau 1901

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Tsingtau 710 Schichau, Elbing 1902 18/4/1903 2/1904 abandoned 2/8/1914, scuttled 21/3/1917
Vaterland 711 Schichau, Elbing 1903 26/8/1903 5/1904 abandoned 18/8/1914, captured by China (Li Sui)

 

Displacement normal, t

223

Displacement full, t

280

Length, m

50.1 oa 48.0 wl

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

0.94

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Schulz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 85

Endurance, nm(kts)

1630(9)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92, (2 - 3) x 1 - 7.9/79

Complement

47

Ship project history: Small shallow-draught gunboats for Chinese rivers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Tsingtau was abandoned 2/8/1914 at Kanton and scuttled 21/3/1917 to avoid capture by Chinese troops. Vaterland was abandoned 18/8/1914 at Nanking, 20/3/1917 captured by Chinese, commissioned them as Li Sui, later Manchurian Risui.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014