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MANCHURIAN NAVY (MANCHUKUO)

COASTAL FORCES

WEI MING river armoured motor gunboats (1935)

Names

微明 <Wei Ming>; 孝蔣 <Hsiao Chiang>; 纏綿 <Chin Min>; 金昌 <Chin Chang>

Builders

Kawasaki, Harbin: Wei Ming, Hsiao Chiang, Chin Min, Chin Chang

Commissioned

1935: Wei Ming, Hsiao Chiang, Chin Min, Chin Chang

Losses

Wei Ming (10/8/1945), Hsiao Chiang (22/8/1945 Soviet BK-128), Chin Min (22/8/1945 Soviet BK-129), Chin Chang (22/8/1945 Soviey BK-130)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

30

Length, m

 

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

 

Machinery

 

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 3 x 1 - 7.7/80

Complement

 

Ship project history: Small fast armoured motor gunboats, built by Kawasaki in Harbin. They had also Japanese names, however only two of them, Kosatura and Siraume were known.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15