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Name: CHING YUAN or CHING YUEN
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 29/10/1885
Launched: 14/12/1886
Completed: 09/07/1887
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 494
Dimensions: 2310disp, 250.0 x 38.0 x 15.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (30, 44 & 68 x 36ins), 5500ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, St Peter's, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 8.2ins, 2 x 1 x 6.0ins, 8 x 1 x 6pdr guns; 4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
09/07/1887 Chinese Navy
17/09/1894 Sank
Comments: Ordered for the Peiyang Fleet at a cost of 285,000
17/09/1894: Damaged at the Battle of the Yalu River, against the Imerial Japanese Navy.
09/02/1895: The Japanese capured the forts protecting Wei-Hai-Wei and used one of the fort's guns to sink the CHING YUAN with 60 casualties
1896: Raised and scrapped


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