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Ninghai-class Light Cruiser



This article refers to the entire Ninghai-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe two Ninghai-class light cruisers were among the most advanced warships in the Chinese inventory at the start of the war. The leadship, Ninghai, was constructed in Japan, while the second ship, Pinghai, was built domestically in China shortly after, though with Japanese engineering consultation and European weapons. Both ships were sunk during the Battle of Jiangyin at the mouth of the Yangtze River in 1937, and they were both refloated later in the war and pressed into Japanese service.

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AB-3 seaplane being hoisted aboard light cruiser Ninghai, date unknownLaunching ceremony of cruiser Pinghai, Shanghai, China, 28 Sep 1935Chinese light cruiser Ninghai, date unknownLoading torpedoes into the port-side tubes of cruiser Ninghai, 1930s
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AB-3 seaplane being hoisted aboard light cruiser Ninghai, date unknown
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