Russian gunboat at Hankow October/November 1911

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Russian gunboat at Hankow October/November 1911

Post by Jerry Asher » 23 Nov 2015 02:09

Konstam's Yangtze River Gunboats page 15 states that twenty gunboats were there for part of the Wuchang uprising. Two of which were Russian--Some American newspapers state that the Mandour was ordered from Vladivostok. The name doesn't compute. Can anyone ID the ship in question? and the second ship.

Not really sure how Konstam arrived at twenty gunboats -he states there are six British --I can only ID Thistle, Alacrity I offer, his figure relates to total naval ships of a country and not necessarily the classification--would love to precisely ID all ships. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Russian gunboat at Hankow October/November 1911

Post by GregSingh » 23 Nov 2015 08:58

Russian gunboat's name was Манджуръ (Mandzhur)

Three of them were Japanese. At least one was German - SMS Iltis - made in 1898 by Schichau.
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Re: Russian gunboat at Hankow October/November 1911

Post by sarhang » 23 Nov 2015 18:36

The November 1911 Mandzhur's captain report on Hankow, listing the foreign gunboats present as well as their arrivals and departures: ... 100/92.htm
The then Russian calendar was some two weeks back on the European one.
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