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GAO AN frigates (1944/1951)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
高安 [Gao An] (ex-Chiu Chin, ex-Ta Chin, ex-Tillsonburg) PF80, early 1960s- LCC11   Ferguson, Glasgow, UK 6/1943 12/2/1944 6/1944 // 1/6/1951 stricken 1963
德安 [Te An] (ex-Hsi Lin, ex-Ta Tung, ex-Orangeville) PF81   Robb, Leith, UK 7/1943 26/1/1944 4/1944 // 1/6/1951 discarded 1967


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1060

Displacement full, t

1630

Length, m

68.6 pp 76.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

4.11 - 4.19 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2750

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 480

Endurance, nm(kts)

6200(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk 6, 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk 9, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

Electronic equipment

radar

Complement

120



Standard scale images


<i>Te An</i> 1965
Te An 1965


Ship project history


Former RCN Castle class corvettes, sold to China as merchant ships but later rearmed and commissioned by Taiwan.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Near the end of her career Gao An  was reclassified to landing command ship LCC11 - some armament was replaced by communication equipment.

© Ivan Gogin, 2016