Dutch protected cruiser design 1894 based on the British HMS Apollo
British protected cruiser HMS Apollo of 1889
An item reported the arrival of the Chinese warships Hai Yong (1) commanding officer P.Y. Li, a crew numbering 330 men (including 30 officers) and armed with 22 guns and the Hai Chi (2), commanding officer S.K. Ahen, a crew numbering 450 men (including 50 officers) and armed with 12 guns, both coming from Hong Kong and Singapore and bound for Semarang. The Bataviaasch Dagblad of the same date confirmed this item. The edition dated 21st reported their departure.
1. According to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1908-1909 calling her Hai Jing visited she Tandjong-Priok 15-20 April, Semarang 21-28 April, Surabaya 29 April-7 May and Medan 21-23 May 1909. Also called Hai Yung and Hairong, protected cruiser, launched at Vulcan, Stettin, Germany in 1897, completed in 1898 and scuttled in 1937. Displacement 2.680 tons, crew numbered 244 men and with an armament of 3-15cm/5.9” L/40 Krupp quick firing guns, 8-10,5cm/4.1” L/40 Krupp quick firing guns, 6-3,7cm Hotchkiss machineguns and 3-35cm/14” torpedo tubes. Based on the Dutch Gelderland-class protected cruisers?
2. According to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1908-1909 visited she Tandjong-Priok 15-20 April, Semarang 21-28 April, Surabaya 29 April-6 May, Boeleleng 6 May, Ampenan 12 May and Pontianak 15-17 May 1909. Protected cruiser, laid down by Armstrong Whitworth, Low Walker, England on 11 November 1896, launched on 24 January 1898, completed on 10 May 1899 and scuttled to blockaded the Yangtze River against the Japanese naval forces on 12 August 1937. Displacement 4.300 tons. Armed with 2-20,3cm/8” guns, 10-12cm cal 45 guns and 12-4,7mm Hotchkiss guns, 42-3,7mm Hotchkiss guns, 6-11mm Maxim machinegun and 5-45,7cm torpedo tubes. Crew numbered 350-420 men.