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Chinese Navy.  Photographs and history of the ships of the Chinese Navy, from 1860s - present day

NAME

LAUNCHED / ACQUIRED

FATE

BATTLESHIPS

Ting Yuen Class Armoured Turret Ships

Ting Yuen  28th December 1881 Sunk 6th February 1895
Chen Yuan 28th November 1882 Captured by Japan

CRUISERS

Hain An Class Screw Frigates

Hai An May 1872
Yu Yuen 1873 Sunk 15th February 1885

Chao Yung Class

Chao Yung 4th November 1880 Sunk 17th September 1894
Yang Wei 29th January 1881 Sunk 17th September 1894
 
Chi Yuan 1883 Captured 12th February 1895

Kai Che Class

Kai Che 1882 Sunk 22nd June 1902
King Ch'Ing 17th January 1886
Huan T'ai 3rd November 1886 Lost 17th February 1902

Nan Thin Class

Nan Thin 12th December 1883
Nan Shuin 8th January 1884
Fu Ch'ing 1893 Lost 1898

Chih Yuan Class

Chih Yuan 29th September 1886 Sunk 17th September 1894
Ching Yuan 14th December 1886 Sunk 9th February 1895

King Yuan Class

King Yuan 3rd January 1887 Sunk 17th December 1894
Lai Yuan 25th March 1887 Sunk 5th February 1895
 
Ping Yuen (ex - Lung Wei) June 1888 Captured 12th February 1895

Tung Chi Class

Fu An 1894 Discarded 1930s
Tung Chi 1895 Sunk 11th August 1937

Hai Tien Class

Hai Tien 25th November 1897 Lost April 1904
Hai Chi 24th January 1898 Sunk 1937

Hai Chi

Chao Ho

Chao Ho 23rd October 1911 Sunk 28th September 1937
Ying Swei 14th July 1911 Sunk 25th October 1937
Fein Hung 4th May 1912 Sold to Greece 1914

Hai Yung Class

Hai Yung 1897 Scuttled 11th August 1937

Hai Yung

Hai Chou 1897 Scuttled 11th August 1937
Hai Chen  1898 Scuttled 11th August 1937

DESTROYERS

Chang Feng Class

Chang Feng June 1911 Wrecked 21st January 1932
Fu Po 1912 Sunk 27th September 1937
Fei Hung 1912 Scuttled 26th September 1937

SLOOPS AND GUNBOATS

 

Tien Tsiw iron gunboat 1863 Became customs boat at Canton

Kwang Tung Class composite gunboats

Kwang Tung 1868 -
Shang Tung 1868 -

 

Wan Nien Ch'Ing wooden sloop 1869 Sunk in collision 1887

Mei Yuan Class composite gunboats

Mei Yuan 1869 -
Fu Hsing 1869 Sunk 23rd August 1884
 
Peng Chao Hai composite gunboat 1869 Became customs boat

Fu Po Class wooden sloops

Fu Po 1870 - 76 -
An Lan 1870 -76 -
Fei Yuan 1870 - 76 Sunk 23rd August 1884
Chi An 1870 -76 Sunk 23rd August 1884
Yuan Kai 1870 -76 -
Teng Ying Chen 1870 - 76 -
T'Ai An 1870 -76 -

Chen Hai wooden gunboats

Chen Hai 1871 - 72 -
Ching Yuan 1871 - 72 -
Chen Wei 1871 - 72 Sunk 23rd August 1884
 
Yang Wu 1872 Sunk 23rd August 1884
 
Ts'Ao Chiang composite gunboat 1876 Captured by Japanese, 25th July 1894.  renamed Soko

Chien Sheng Class flatiron gunboats

Chien Sheng 1875 Sunk 23rd August 1884
Fu Sheng 1875 Sunk 23rd August 1884
 
Tiong Sing armoured gunboat 1875 Captured by Japanese at Wei Hai Wei.  Renamed Hei Yuen

Alphaflatiron gunboats

Alpha 1876 Renamed Lung Hsiang, discarded 1895
Beta 1876 Renamed Hu Wei, discarded 1895

Gammaflatiron gunboats

Gamma 1876 Renamed Fei Ting. Discarded 1905
Delta 1876 Renamed Tse Tien.  Discarded 1905

Wei Yuen Class composite sloops

Wei Yuen 1877 - 80 Disarmed July 1885 to become training ship.  torpedoed and sunk by Japanese TB23 at Wei Hai Wei.
Chao Wu 1877 - 80 -
Kang Chi 1877 - 80 Became torpedo training ship
Teng Ch'Ing 1877 - 80 Sunk by French cruiser Bayard, 15th February 1885
Ching Ch'Ing 1877 - 80 -
Heng Hai 1877 -80  -

Epsilonflatiron gunboats

Epsilon 1879 Renamed Chen Tung then captured by Japanese at Wei Hai Wei, renamed Chinto.
Zeta 1879 Renamed Chen Tsi then captured by Japanese at Wei Hai Wei, renamed Chin Sei
Eta 1879 renamed Chen Nan then captured by Japanese at Wai Hei Wai, renamed Chin Nan
Theta 1879 Renamed Chen Pei then captured by the Japanese at Wei Hai Wei, renamed Chin Hoku

Iotaflatiron gunboats

Iota 1880 Renamed Chen Chung, captured 12th February 1885, then became Japanese Chin Chu
Kappa 1880 Renamed Chen Pien, captured 12th February 1885, then became Japanese Chim Pien
Lamda 1880 Renamed Chen Hai
 
Hoi Tung Hung flatiron gunboat 1880 -
 
Pao Min unprotected cruiser 1883 Hulked 1903
 
Kuang Chia composite dispatch vessel 1887 Badly damaged by Japanese 17th September 1894.  Beached, becoming a total loss.

Kuang Yitorpedo gunboats

Kuang Yi 1890 - 91 Sunk 25th July 1894
Kuang P'Ing 1890 - 91 Captured by Japanese at Wei Hai Wei, renamed Kohei Go
Kuang Ting 1890 - 91 -

Chiang Yuan Class gunboats

Chiang Yuan 16th November 1904 Stricken 1963
Chiang Hung 25th June 1907 Wrecked 8th September 1931
Chiang Li 18th August 1907 Scuttled 26th September 1937
Chiang Chen 18th September 1907 Sunk 20th July 1938

Chu Class gunboats

Chu Tai 25th September 1906 Wrecked 1st june 1938
Chu Tung 12th June 1906 Discarded 1960s
Chu Chien 31st July 1906 Scuttled 11th August 1937
Chu Yu 21st February 1907 Sunk 29th September 1937
Chu Yiu 1st April 1907 Sunk 2nd October 1937
Chu Kuan 14th August 1907 Stricken 1960s

 

Kuan Chuan gunboat 1908 Stricken 1929
 
An Feng gunboat 1908
 
Lien Ching gunboat 1910 Sunk 26th August 1937

Chiang Hsi Class river gunboats

Chiang Hsi 1911 Sunk 24th August 1941
Chiang Kun 1912 Sunk 24th August 1941

Chinag Kung Class gunboats

Chiang Kung  1908 Sunk October 1938
Chiang Tai 1908 Sunk 26th September 1937

Yung Hsian Class gunboats

Yung Hsiang 30th March 1912 Scuttled 26th September 1937
Yung Feng 1912 Sunk 24th October 1938
 
Wu Feng gunboat 1912 Scuttled 11th August 1937

Yung Chien Class gunboats

Yung Chien 1915 Sunk 25th August 1937
Yung Chi 1915 Sunk 21st October 1938

Chien Chung Class river gunboats

Chien Chung June 1915 Paid off 1931
Yung An 1916 Paid off 1931
Kung Chen 1916 Sunk October 1938
 
Hai Yen river gunboat 1917 Sunk 29th July 1937

Hai Fu Class river gunboats

Hai Fu 1917 -
Hai Ou 1917 -

Hai Hung Class river gunboats

Hai Hung  1917 -
Hau Ku 1917

Hai Ho Class river gunboats

Hai Ho 1917 -
Hai Peng 1920 -

Ex- German river gunboats

Li Chien (ex- Vaterland) taken 20th March 1917 Seized by Japanese, renamed Li Sui 1937
Li Sui (ex - Otter) taken 20th March 1917 broken up 1932

Ex- Italian MTBs

No 1 (ex - Mas 226) purchased 1921 Stricken 1933
No 2 (ex - Mas 227) purchased 1921 Stricken 1933

TORPEDO CRAFT

Vulcan 1st Class

Steel hulled Torpedo Boats made up of three compartments. Displacement: 28 tons, crew 20. Speed: 18.2 to 28.5 Knots Armament: 1 - 37mm Gun and One 14 inch torpedo tube in the bow  and Four Spar Torpedoes 

- 1881 -fate Unknown  (can you help)
- 1881 -fate Unknown  (can you help)

Vulcan 1st Class (2)

- 1883 - 84 -fate Unknown  (can you help)
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Vulcan 2nd Class

- 1883  Captured by Japanese at Wei Hai Wei, 8th February 1895, renamed TB28
- 1883 -fate Unknown  (can you help)
- 1883 -fate Unknown  (can you help)
- 1883 -fate Unknown  (can you help)

 

Fu Lung (S10) 1885 Captured by Japanese off Wei Hai Wei, 8th February 1895, renamed Fukuryu

 

Fei Ting 1887 Captured in drydock at Taku, 17th June 1900

 

TSO I 1887 -

Vulcan 3rd Class

- 1894 Captured by Japanese off Wei Hai Wei, 8th february 1895
- 1894 Captured by the Japanese off Wei Hai Wei, 8th February 1895

Schichau class

Chang (no1) 1895 - 97 -
Lieh (no3) 1895 - 97 -

Vulcan

Chen (no2) 1895 -
Su (no4) 1895 -

Hai Hola Class 

Hai Hola 1898 Captured at Taku, 17th June 1900.
Hai Lung 1898 Captured at Taku, 17th June 1900
Hai Nju 1898 Captured at Taku, 17th June 1900
Hai Ying 1898 Captured at Taku, 17th June 1900

 

Fei Ying 1895 -

Fei Ying

Chien An Class

Chien An 1900 - 02 Rebuilt 1930, renamed Ta Tung
Chien Wei 1900 - 02 rebuilt 1930, renamed Tse Chion

Hu Peng Class

Hu Peng 10th June 1906 Sunk 1st October 1937
Hu Ngo 10th June 1906 Sunk 8th October 1937
Hu Chung 17th November 1906 Sunk 3rd October 1937
Hu Ying 17th November 1906 Sunk 8th October 1937
 

137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

Haizhou Class Destroyer, commissioned 2000.

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137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

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137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

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137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

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137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

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137 Fu Zhou at Malta, December 2000.

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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

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 Spitfire L1000 (DW-R) of No.610 Sqn is terminally damaged by an Me109 over Dunkirk on 29th May 1940.  The Spitfire pilot, Flying Officer Gerald Kerr is listed is missing after this combat.

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 The third of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines, HMS Vigilant (S30) entered service on 2nd November 1996.  She is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane and carries the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident ballistic missile.  Manned by a crew of 14 officers and 121 men, her main power is supplied by one Rolls Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor driving two GEC turbines.

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 The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

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The battle of Inkerman, during the Crimean War, British and French victory over the Russian Empire.

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Sir Walter Raleigh by Chris Collingwood.
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 Men of the US 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Division supported by the tanks of 763rd and 713th Flamethrower Tank Battalions, during the assault on Yaeju Dake. This escarpment, known as Big Apple was the last in a series of tough Japanese defence lines on the south of the Island.

Taking of Big Apple, Okinawa, 10th - 14th June 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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French skirmishers engaging Prussians during an attack in Metz during August 1870.  
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 British MK1 Grant tanks of the Staffordshire Yeomanry 8th Armoured Brigade, 10th Armoured Division, breakout from El Alamein.

Operation Supercharge, 4th November 1941 by David Pentland. (AP)
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
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