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Name: HU-WEI also known as BETA
Type: Gunboat
Keel:
Launched: 13/04/1876
Completed: 19/06/1876
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 328
Dimensions: 324disp, 115.0 x 27.0 x 7.5ft
Engines: 2 x 1cyl, 235ihp
Engines by: G Thompson
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.0knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 1 x 11.0ins gun
History:
1876 Imperial Chinese Government
No further history known
Comments: An Armstrong contract built using the facilities of the Mitchell yard
1911: Reported to be operational


Photo of sister LUNG-HSIANG copyright of Maritime Photo Library