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Name: CHAO HO
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 07/11/1910
Launched: 23/10/1911
Completed: 21/02/1912
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 835
Dimensions: 2725disp, 330.0 x 42.0 x 14.75(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 5394shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 6.0ins, 4 x 1 x 4.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins QF, 6 x 1 x 3pdr QF guns;
2 x 18.0ins torpedoes (above water broadside)
History:
21/02/1912 Government of China
28/09/1937 Wrecked
Comments: Designed as a training vessel with wide variety of armament
28/09/1937: Damaged in action against 4 Japanese warships near Kwang-si
Later beached after repeated Japanese air attacks


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