UNITED STATES NAVY
YANGTZE PATROL & 
SOUTH CHINA PATROL


A BRIEF HISTORICAL CHRONOLOGY

Prepared by Philip R. Abbey. Copyright 1999, 2000 & 2005.

Description of Ships - YANGPAT HOMEPAGE - International Forces at Shanghai - 1927
Map of Southeastern China - Map of Shanghai< - Rape of Nanking
1927 Crisis - 1931-1932 Crisis - 1937 Crisis - 1941-42 Recessional
USS Panay (PR-5) Attack - Post World War Two - Treaty Ports in 1920 - Old Tientsin
The Sand Pebbles - A Film - Links - WEB Resources - Sources - Naval Postgraduate School Musuem
Revised 10 March, 2005 - Comments to pr_abbey@hotmail.com

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[ USS Villalobos ]
USS Villalobos - 1900-1928
[ PR-8 Mindanao ]
PR-8 USS MINDANAO - 1928-1942
[ USS Hartford ] [ USS Monocacy - 1871 ]
[ USS Shenandoah ]
USS Shenandoah
[ USS Luzon on the Woosong Breakwater - 1928 ]
USS Luzon [PR-7]
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US NAVY - CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION SERVICE STREAMER
[ China Relief Expedition Streamer ]

[Southeastern China in 1910]
Southeastern China
in 1910
[ USS Monocacy #2 at Chungking ]
USS Monocacy 1914-1939
[ USS Helena ]
USS Helena in Asian waters
[ USS Cincinnati - C-7 ]
USS Cincinnati [C-7]
[ USS Elcano ]
USS Elcano
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[Thumbnal map of Canton showing Shameen Island] Tiny Shameen Island at Canton contained two concessions. Both French and British concession areas were separately administered but with closely cooperating municipal services. On June 23, 1925, British and French troops fired on rioters attempting to storm the barricaded bridge entrance.
YANGTZE SERVICE STREAMER
[Yangtze Service Streamer]
[ USS Asheville (PG-21)]
USS Asheville [PG-21]
[ USS Sacramento PG-19 ]
USS Sacramento [PG-19]
INTERNATIONAL FLEET AT SHANGHAI OR AT YANGTZE MOUTH - MARCH/APRIL 1927


TYPE OF SHIP
NATION
AIRCRAFT CARRIER
CRUISER
DESTROYER OR SLOOP
GUNBOAT
OTHERS
TOTAL
FRANCE

ITALY

JAPAN

NETHERLANDS

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

2

6

1

0

1

5

4

1

1

7

0

1

0

1

4

0

1

3

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

4

16

1

1

1

9

12

TOTAL
1
21
15
7
3
47

INTERNATIONAL FORCES ASHORE AT SHANGHAI - MARCH 1927


FRANCE

ITALY

JAPAN

NETHERLANDS

PORTUGAL

SHANGHAI VOLUNTER CORPS

SPAIN

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES

3,000

230

3,000

120

130

1,426

160

13,500

1,505

TOTAL
23,071

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CHINA SERVICE STREAMER
[ China Service Streamer ]
[ PR-5 USS Panay Sunk in Yangtze 12.12.1937 ]

PR-5 USS PANAY 1928-1937 - Attack Report

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ASIA-PACIFIC SERVICE STREAMERS - WORLD WAR II
POST WORLD WAR TWO
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Table of Contents and Links to Other Related Webpages

Chronology - Description of Ships - International Forces at Shanghai - 1927
Map of Southeastern China - Map of Shanghai< - Rape of Nanking
1927 Crisis - 1931-1932 Crisis - 1937 Crisis - 1941-42 Recessional
USS Panay (PR-5) Attack - Post World War Two - Treaty Ports
The Sand Pebbles - A Film - WEB Resources - Sources - Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam
U.S. Navy - China Relief Expedition - Yangtze Service - China Service
World War II - Asiatic-Pacific Theater - RAdm Kemp Tolley, USN (Ret.)
CA-30 USS Houston - CA-31 USS Augusta - Tales of Old Shanghai
China's Dragon Flags - 1872-1912 - China's Flags Since 1912 - Treaty Ports in 1920-21
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships - Old Tientsin
Ships of the U.S. Navy 1940-1945 - Tin Can Sailors - Return to Phil Abbey's INDEX

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Partial List of Sources

Tolley, Kemp. Yangtze Patrol: The U.S. Navy in China. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute. 1971.

Reynolds, Quentin, Officially Dead. New York: Random House. 1945.

Young, Donald J., First 24 Hours of War in the Pacific. Shippensburg, PA. Burd Street Press. 1998.

Patrick Clancey, Ships of the U.S. Navy: 1940-1945.


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Unused images

[USS Elcano gunnery drill]
Elcano gunnery practice

[USS Elcano]
USS Elcano

[USS Panay]
USS Panay

[USS Sacramento]
USS Sacramento

[USS Villalobos]
USS Villalobos

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"Wanhsien showed that the present type of gunboat used in China is becoming obsolete. A little tin gunboat on a narrow river is no match in a fight with a Chinese army equipped with modern heavy artillery. Unless the foreigners build heavier and better protected gunboats, a difficult thing to do in view of the shallowness of the rivers - the Chinese are shortly [if they are not ready now] going to drive the gunboats off the river." 
China Weekly Review, November 13, 1926. Quoted in Kemp Tolley, Yangtze Patrol The U.S. Navy in China (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1971) page 144.

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