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SHUN TIEN river gunboats (1934)

nearly sister-ship Ting Pien 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
公司 <Shun Tien>   Harima, Japan // Kawasaki, Harbin 1933 1/8/1934 9/1934 captured by USSR 22/8/1945 (KL-55)
陽明 <Yang Min>   Harima, Japan // Kawasaki, Harbin 1933 1/8/1934 9/1934 captured by USSR 22/8/1945 (KL-57)

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

270

Length, m

55.8

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

0.91

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

680

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

1 x 2 - 120/45 10-shiki, 1 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 1 - 70/12 mortars, 3 x 2 - 13.2/76, 80 mines

Complement

70

Ship project history: Boats were laid down in Japan on Harima Zosensho, in taken apart kind transferred to Kawasaki in Harbin, where they were launched and completed. Japanese names were Junten and Yomin.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1944 both were disarmed, their artillery was landed for air defence of metal works in Anshan. 22/8/1945 both were captured by Soviet troops in Harbin and 24/8/1945 commissioned by Soviet Navy as KL-55 and KL-57.

Shun Tien 1936

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15