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Name: CHEN NAN also known as ETA
Type: Gunboat
Keel: 09/09/1878
Launched: 05/02/1879
Completed: 10/07/1879
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 376
Dimensions: 491disp, 125.0 x 29.0 x 9.5ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl (16 & 28 x 18ins), 70nhp, 472ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.2knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 1 x 11.0ins, 2 x 12pdr guns
History:
07/1879 Imperial Chinese Government
1895 Government of Japan; renamed CHINNAN
1906 Broken up
Comments: An Armstrong contract built using the facilities of the Mitchell yard
1879: Initially owned by G W Rendel, a partner of Armstrong
and registered in Newcastle as a merchant vessel ETA ON 80545
1895: Captured by the Japanese at Wei Hai Wei


Above photo of sister CHEN TUNG copyright of Maritime Photo Library