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Tai Kang 1949

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
太康 [Tai Kang] (ex-DE6 Wyffels)     Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 10/1942 7.12.1942 4/1943 // 8.1945 to Taiwan 7.1949 (太康 [Tai Kang])
太平 [Tai Ping] (ex-DE47 Decker)     Philadelphia N Yd, USA 4/1942 24.7.1942 5/1943 // 8.1945 to Taiwan 7.1949 (太平 [Tai Ping])


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1192

Displacement full, t

1416

Length, m

86.4 wl 88.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

3.07 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 131 - 197

Endurance, nm(kts)6000 (12)
Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 9 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10.11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Electronic equipment

presumably SC, SF or SL radars, QGA sonar

Complement

156



Standard scale images


<i>Tai Kang</i> 1945
Tai Kang 1945


Graphics


<i>Tai Kang </i> 1949
Tai Kang 1949


Project history


Former USN detsroyer escorts of GMT (Evarts) class, leased to China.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Both ships escaped to Taiwan in 1949. Later, 14.11.1954, Tai Ping was torpedoed and sunk by Communist torpedo boats off Tachen Islands.

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