Japanese gunboat Ataka

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Japanese gunboat Ataka in 1922.jpg
Ataka in 1922
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Ataka
Builder: Yokohama Dock Co.
Laid down: 15 August 1921
Launched: 11 April 1922
Completed: 12 August 1922
Out of service: Sunk 24 September 1949
General characteristics
Type: River gunboat
Displacement: 880 tons normal, 1130 tons full load
Length: 67.67 m
Beam: 9.75 m
Draught: 2.2 m mean
Propulsion: 2-shaft reciprocating engine, 1700 hp
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 2,500 nm at 12 knots
Complement: 118
Armament: • 2 × 120 mm (4.7 in)/45 cal. guns
• 2 × 76 mm (3.0 in)/ 40 cal. guns
• 6 × machine guns

Ataka (安宅?) was a river gunboat of the Imperial Japanese Navy that operated on the Yangtze River in China during the 1930s, and during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

On 20 May 1933 Ataka was incorporated into the 3rd Fleet, as flagship of the 11th Gunboat Sentai. She was supplanted by the Yaeyama as flagship in 1937.

Based in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ataka was transferred to the Republic of China Navy after the war. She defected to the People's Liberation Army Navy in 1949, and was sunk in Wuhu by Nationalist aircraft on 24 September the same year.

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