Japanese gunboat Ataka

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Japanese gunboat Ataka in 1922.jpg
Ataka in 1922
Japanese Navy EnsignEmpire of Japan
Name: Ataka
Builder: Yokohama Dock Co.
Laid down: 15 August 1921
Launched: 11 April 1922
Completed: 12 August 1922
Struck: 3 May 1947
Fate: Ceded to the Republic of China as a war prize, 17 September 1945
Republic of China
Name: Andong
Namesake: Andong
Acquired: 17 September 1945
Out of service: Defected to the People's Liberation Army Navy 27 April 1949
People's Republic of China
Acquired: 27 April 1949
Out of service: sunk 24 September 1949 by Chinese Nationalist Aircraft
General characteristics
  • 880 long tons (894 t) (standard)
  • 1,130 long tons (1,148 t) (full load)
Length: 67.67 m (222 ft 0 in) o/a
Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
Draft: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Installed power: 1,700 shp (1,300 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 118

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.