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LI SUI river gunboat (1904/1933)


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Li Sui 1937

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
李璲 [Li Sui] (ex-Vaterland)     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1902 26/8/1903 5/1904 // 1933 TS 1941, captured by USSR 22/8/1945 (Пекин [Pekin])


Technical data


Displacement normal, t223
Displacement full, t280
Length, m

48.0 wl 50.1 oa

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

0.94

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Schultz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, tcoal 85
Endurance, nm(kts)1630(9)
Armament

2 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80

Complement

50



Standard scale images


<i>Li Sui </i>1932
Li Sui 1932


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<i>Li Sui </i>1937
Li Sui 1937


Ship project history


Former German river gunboat Vaterland, requisitioned by China at Nanking 20/3/1917, when China declared war to Germany, and renamed Li Sui. Subsequently she was translated to Sungari. In 1932 she was in failure condition captured by Japanese troops and enlisted by Sungari flotilla of Manchukuo. In 1933 she was repaired by Kawasaki in Harbin and commissioned. Japanese name was Risui. In 1937 gunboat can make only 7kts.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


In 1941 Li Sui was converted to TS, 22/8/1945 captured by Soviet troops in Harbin and commissioned by Soviet Navy as TS Pekin.