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Encyclopedia > Chen Yuen

The Chen Yuen was a Chinese warship at the Battle of the Yalu River, which took place on 17 September 1894, between the Japanese and Chinese. Captured by the Japanese after the battle, she was rebuilt in 1896/7 and served throughout the Russo-Japanese War as a second-line battleship. She was scrapped in 1914. The Battle of the Yalu River, also called simply The Battle of Yalu took place on September 17, 1894. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Greater Manchuria, Russian (outer) Manchuria is region to upper right in lighter Red; Liaodong Peninsula is the wedge extending into the Yellow Sea The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) was an extremely bloody conflict that grew out of the rival imperialist ambitions of Imperial Russia and Japan in Manchuria and...

Chen Yuen was built by AG Vulcan, in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). The hull was laid down in March 1882 with the vessel launched on 28 November 1882 and sea trials commencing in March 1884. Motto: none Voivodship West Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Szczecina Mayor Marian Jurczyk Area 301,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 413 600 1372/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1243 Latitude Longitude 14°34E 53°26N Area code +48 91 Car plates ZS Twin towns Berlin-Kreuzberg... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ...

The Chen Yuen was 7670 tons loaded and had a speed of 15.4 knots (29 km/h). At 10 knots (19 km/h), Chen Yuen had a range of around 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km). Armament consisted of four 12 inch (305 mm) Krupp 25 calibre breechloading guns in two barbettes with a secondary armament of two 5.9 inch (150 mm), 35 calibre Krupp breechloaders, six 37 mm guns and three torpedo tubes above the waterline. Crew was around 363 officers and men. A knot is a non SI unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour. ... A nautical mile is a unit of length. ... CARLOS SILVA ES LO MAXIMO*** The Krupp family, a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, have become famous for their steel production and for their manufacture of ammunition and armaments. ... A barbette is the fixed area underneath a rotating gun turret on a warship. ...

She was a sister ship to Ting Yuen. The Ting Yuen was the Chinese flagship at the Battle of the Yalu River, which took place on September 17, 1894, between the Japanese and Chinese. ...


  • Wright, Richard N. J., The Chinese Steam Navy 1862-1945, Chatham Publishing, London, 2000, ISBN 1861761449
  • Chesneau, Roger and Eugene M. Kolesnik (editors), All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905, Conway Maritime Press, 1979 reprinted 2002, ISBN 0851771335



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