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Yung Hsiang 1928  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
永丰 [Yung Feng], 3.1925- 中山 [Chung Shan]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   1912 1913 sunk 24.10.1938
永翔 [Yung Hsiang]     Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   30.3.1912 1913 scuttled 26.9.1937


Technical data


Displacement normal, t830
Displacement full, t1020
Length, m62.5 pp 65.8 oa
Breadth, m9.00
Draught, m2.40
No of shafts2
Machinery2 VTE, 2 watertube boilers
Power, h. p.1350
Max speed, kts13
Fuel, tcoal 190
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armour, mmdeck: 25
Armament1 x 1 - 105/37 SK L/40 C/91, 1 x 1 - 76/50 Armstrong 14pdr QF, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim
Complement108


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<i>Yung Hsiang </i>1933
Yung Hsiang 1933


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<i>Yung Hsiang </i> 1928  
Yung Hsiang 1928  


Project history

Ordered under the 1910 program. Design was developed on basis of Japanese gunboat Saga. Seaworthy gunboats with armoured deck and high forecastle.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

In 1922 Sun Yatsen onboard Yung Feng escaped from Canton. After his death in March, 1925, Yung Feng was renamed into his honour Chung Shan ("Median Mountain", poetic pseudonym, accepted by Yatsen during his emigration in Japan). In October, 1929 this gunboat was sunk at Canton as result of ammunition explosion, but was raised and repaired by Kiangnan in Shanghai. Yung Hsiang 26.9.1937 was scuttled at Tsingtao. Subsequently she was salvaged and towed off to Japan, in 1946 she was returned to China; in 1949 she escaped to Taiwan where served up to late 1950s. Chung Shan was sunk 24.10.1938 by Japanese aircraft on Yangtze between Hankow (Wuhan) and Yueyang.