Jingyuan



DescriptionIn the Battle of the Yalu River on 17 September 1894 a Japanese squadron led by Admiral Tsuboi Kozo, with the ships Yoshino, Takachiho, Akitsushima and Naniwa, concentrated fire on Jingyuan for more than an hour. Briefly, Jingyuan seemed to be closing on Yoshino in an attempt to ram but at 16:48 she lurched to starboard and burst into flames. Soon after, with a large explosion, Jingyuan rolled over and sank. Of 270 crew, seven survived.
Year1894
Nationaliy of ShipChina
Lives Lost263
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarPre-World War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_cruiser_Jingyuan_(1887)