NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Yangtze Patrol

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.
PD Image
Yangtze River, China.

The Yangtze Patrol was part of the US Navy's Asiatic Squadron.[1][2] Under the unequal treaties the United States, Japan, and various European powers were allowed to cruise China's rivers and coastal waters, protecting their citizens, their property, and their religious missions.

The Yangtze is China's longest river.[1] Ocean-going vessels were able to proceed as far upstream as the cities of Wuhan. Destroyers and Cruisers sometimes served in the YangPat. But the upper Yangtze, and the Yangtze's tributaries were patrolled by specially built river gunboats, like the USS Panay.

The USS Panay was the first American vessel to be sunk by Japanese forces during World War 2.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kemp Tolley (1971). Yangtze Patrol: The U.S. Navy in China. U.S. Naval Institute Press. Retrieved on 2008-04-21. 
  2. Captain Bernard D. Cole U.S. Navy (Retired). The Real Sand Pebbles. Retrieved on 2008-04-21.