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CHENG AN corvettes (1944-1945/1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
泰安 [Tai An] (ex-泰安 [Tai An], ex-第104号海防艦 [104-go]) PF71   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   19/12/1944 1/1945 // 1949 stricken 1958
成安 [Cheng An] (ex-成安 [Cheng An], ex-第40号海防艦 [40-go]) PF72   Fujinagata, Osaka, Japan   1944 2/1944 // 2/1949 stricken 1958
同安 [Tong An] (ex-同安 [Tong An], ex-第192号海防艦 [192-go])     Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   30/1/1945 2/1945 // 1949 deleted 1952


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

740

Displacement full, t

940

Length, m

65.0 pp 68.0 wl 69.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

3.05

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set Kampon geared steam turbine, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

oil 240

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120)

Electronic equipment2-shiki 2-go, 3-shiki 1-go radars, 93-shiki sonar, 93-shiki hydrophone
Complement

160



Standard scale images


<i>Cheng An </i>1955
Cheng An 1955


Ship project history


Former Japanese D class escorts, transferred by reparations to China and in 1949 escaped to Taiwan.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

© Ivan Gogin, 2016