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MANCHURIAN NAVY (MANCHUKUO)

COASTAL FORCES

HSIN CHUN river armoured motor gunboats (1940)

Names

馨淳 <Hsin Chun>; 馨雅 <Hsing Ya>; 馨顏 <Hsin Yen>; 楊君 <Yang Chun>

Builders

Mitsubishi, Yokohama, Japan // Kawasaki, Harbin: Hsin Chun, Hsing Ya, Hsin Yen, Yang Chun

Commissioned

1940: Hsin Chun, Hsing Ya, Hsin Yen, Yang Chun

Losses

Hsing Chun (22/8/1945 Soviet BK-127), Hsing Ya (22/8/1945 Soviet BK-125), Hsin Yen (22/8/1945 Soviet BK-126), Yang Chun (10/8/1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

65

Length, m

29.7

Breadth, m

4.00

Draught, m

0.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

240

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, (1 - 2) x 2 - 13.2/76, 1 x 1 - 7.7/80

Complement

 

Ship project history: Improved variant of Ta Tung class. They were built in 1939 by Mitsubishi in Yokohama and assembled in 1939-1940 by Kawasaki in Harbin. Japanese names were Ryoga 3 - 6

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15