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Name: YANG WEI also seen as YANGWEI
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 15/01/1880
Launched: 29/01/1881
Completed: 14/07/1881
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 407
Dimensions: 1380 - 1542disp, 210.0 x 32.0 x 17.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2600hp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws,16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 10.0ins, 4 x 1 x 4.7ins, 2 x 2 x 9pdr, 4 x 11mm Gatling,
4 x 37mm Hotchkiss & 2 x 4 x Nordenfeldt guns; 2 x spar torpedoes
History:
14/07/1881 Government of China
17/09/1894 Sank
Comments: Member of the Chaoyang Class of light cruisers
Bare ship built as a subcontract from Armstrong at Elswick
Armstrongs provided the design and the main armament
Designed to be lightly armoured, but heavily armed and fast
Design soon overtaken by more modern technology
17/09/1894: Sunk by the Japanese fleet at the Battle of the Yalu River


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