Qing Navy visit to America 1911

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Hama
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Qing Navy visit to America 1911

Post by Hama » 04 Aug 2016 15:31

Just thought I'd post these links I found, if anyone is interested in a look at navy uniforms (and one ship) from the late Qing period:

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009579/

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009660/

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009661/

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009662/

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009663/

https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2004009743/

Apparently they're from a visit by the Qing Navy to Grant's Tomb in the US in 1911. Apparently the ship, Hai Chi, was the first Chinese warship in American waters, and by the time it came home to China the Xinhai Revolution had already taken place.

By the way if anyone can identify the rifles those sailors are carrying that would be interesting.

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Re: Qing Navy visit to America 1911

Post by Hardrada55 » 10 Aug 2016 04:05

I believe they are Mauser Model 1895 rifles firing the 7x57 cartridge.

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