Navy Officer: Transferred from Fuzhou Naval School to Beiyang (Northern) Squadron;
Captain of cruiser Huan T’ai 环泰5;
1894-95 Participated in the Sino-Japanese War, Battle of the Yalu6;
1910 winter Participated in the Commission for the Reorganization of the Navy 筹备海军事务处 as a 1st Class Staff Officer 一等参谋官;
Early 1911 Awarded the military title of Xiedu Tongxian 协都统衔;
Admiral of the Yangtze Squadron; Vice-Minister of the Navy.
1912 Commander of the 2nd Fleet;
1913 During the "Second Revolution," by the pro-Koumingtang forces against Yuan Shikai, Chu led the 2nd Fleet to Hubei, Shanghai and other places to suppress the pro-Yuan forces. For his services he was decorated with the Wenhu (Striped Tiger) Order, 3rd Class medal 三等文虎章;
1914 Promoted to Vice Admiral of the Navy;
1915 Commander of the Training Fleet, based in Shanghai;
1918 Appointed Undersecretary of the Navy Department in charge of administration 海军部次长，兼管总务厅事
1925 Resigned from service.
Information on family relations kindly supplied by Ms. Qiao Songdu 乔松都, in Qiao (2010).
Other career data sourced from Chu's brief biography in 百道百科 website: http://baike.baidu.com/view/343058.htm
1. Residences: Rhoads (2011), p. 52, Table 5.1 (Hadley, MA); U.S. Census 1880, Rhoads (2011), p. 141, Table 9.2 (Hartford, CT).
2. American hosts: Rhoads (2011), p. 52, Table 5.1 (Miss Maria L. Pasco). (Cf. Robyn , p. 146, where "Paseo" is error for Pasco. First name spelled "Mariah" in U.S. Census records, June 1880.) Rhoads (2011), p. 141, Table 9.2 (Dr. Edward W. Kellogg). Dr. Edward W. Kellogg (1840-1921) was Yung Wing’s eldest brother-in-law.
3. Schools: Rhoads (2011), p. 97, Table 7.2 (Rockville HS); p. 96 Table 7.2 (Hartford Public HS).
4. Qian & Hu (2003), p. 106; Qian & Hu 2004), p. 114. Chu's attendance at Yale is not otherwise confirmed.
5. According to Yung Shang Him (1939), p. 28; Yung Shang Him (10/1939), p. 252. The accuracy of this information may be questionable: the cruiser, Huan T’ai (built at Fuzhou, launched 1887), was assigned to the Nanyang Squadron in the South. Wright (2000), pp. 55-56; 68.
6. Chu served as a Second Torpedo Officer aboard the German-built battleship Ting Yuen (Dingyuan 定远), the flagship of the Chinese fleet, during the Battle of the Yalu River (17 September 1894). Qian & Hu (2003), p. 197; Qian & Hu (2004), p. 207.