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Name: HAI TIEN
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 16/02/1897
Launched: 25/11/1897
Completed: 28/03/1899
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 668
Dimensions: 4515disp, 396.0 x 46.5 x 16.75(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x VT3cyl, 10000ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 22.6knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 8.0ins, 10 x 1 x 4.7ins, 12 x 1 x 3pdr QF, 4 x 1 x 37mm QF Guns
1 x 18.0ins torpedo (bow), 4 x 18.0ins torpedoes (broadside)
History:
28/03/1899 Government of China
04/1904 Wrecked
Comments: 04/1904: Wrecked off Eagle Point, 60 miles from Shanghai


Above profile courtesy of Terry Summerson