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For example the Yangtze was a major highway through inland China (especially in areas with poor roads) and I was curious did any regional warlords have naval forces on the river to try and control access to it? And what about warlord factions with coastal provinces, did any of them operate naval forces for things like coast guard duty or even combat against other coastal warlords?
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The Northern Expedition: China's National Revolution of 1926-1928, by Donald A. Jordan. (Part of the book is reviewable in "Snippet" view in Google Books. As an example, here's what you get with a search for "gunboats" in it, which should whet your appetite: https://books.google.com/books?id=s2RwA ... q=gunboats )
From War to Nationalism: China's Turning Point, 1924-1925 by Arthur Waldron. (Much of the book is readable in Google Books. Here's a page you'll probably find of particular interest: https://books.google.com/books?id=MOK2H ... ou&f=false )
Also, skimming through my library, the book The Armies of Warlord China 1911-1928 by Philip Jowett has a handful of photos of warlord/Nationalist gunboats, but no real details.