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YAMASEMI destroyer (1912/1937)

Yamasemi 1938

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
大斑翠鳥 [Yamasemi] (ex-成功 [Chien Kang], ex-伏波 [Fu Po])   876 Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1911 1912 1912 // 1937 stricken 1939

  

Displacement normal, t

390

Displacement full, t

435

Length, m

59.9 wl 60.4 oa

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Schihau boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 47/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

69

 Ship project history: Chinese 3rd class destroyer Chien Kang was sunk by Japanese aircraft 27/09/1937 and later salvaged by Japanese, repaired and commissioned by Japanese Navy.

 

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Used as patrol escort but stricken in 1939 in cause of poor condition. Real maximal speed after commissioning was not more than 20kts.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14