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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CAPITAL SHIPS

HEI YEN coastal defence ironclad (1889 / 1895)

Hei Yen 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
平遠 <Hei Yen> (ex-Ping Yuan, ex-Lung Wei)   Foochow Arsenal, China 7/12/1886 29/1/1888 28/9/1889 // 16/3/1895 sunk 18/9/1904
  

Displacement normal, t

2150

Displacement full, t

2640

Length, m

60.0 pp 70.2 wl

Breadth, m

12.2

Draught, m

4.21

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

10.2

Fuel, t

coal 350

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(8)

Armour, mm

belt: 203 - 125, deck: 50, barbette: 125, cupola and shields: 25, CT: 125

Armament

1 x 1 - 263/32 RKL/35 C/84, 2 x 1 - 149/32 RKL/35 C/80, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 10 - 11.4/94, 2 - 350 TT (1 bow, 1 stern)

Complement

204

Ship project history: The Hei Yen (ex-Chinese Ping Yuen) was captured at Wei-Hai-Wei on 12 February 1895. She was refitted and commissioned 16/3/1895 into the Imperial Navy as a gunnery training ship.

Ship protection: Main belt was 2.1m-high and 203mm-thick abreast machinery and magazines, 2.1m-high and 125mm-thick at fore and 1.22m-high and 150mm-thick at aft parts. Protected deck was 50mm at full length. Main gun was protected by 125mm barbette and 25mm cupola.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: During the Russo-Japanese war she served as a coastal bombardment ship and was stricken by Russian mine and sunk off Pigeon Bay, Port Arthur 18/9/1904.

Ping Yuan 1895

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014