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MANCHURIAN NAVY (MANCHUKUO)

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LI SUI river gunboat (1904/1933)

Li Sui 1932

Name 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 (TS Pekin)

 

Displacement normal, t

223

Displacement full, t

280

Length, m

48.0 wl 50.1 oa

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

0.94

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Schultz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 85
Endurance, nm(kts) 1630(9)

Armament

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

Complement

50

Ship project history: Former German river gunboat Vaterland, requisitioned by China in 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.

Li Sui 1937

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15