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Po Chiang 2005

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
錦江 [Jin Chiang] 603   Lien-Ho, Kaohsiung 1/12/1993 27/6/1994 1/12/1994 in service (2019)
淡江 [Tan Chiang] 605   China SB, Kaohsiung 21/4/1998 18/6/1998 23/9/1999 in service (2019)
新江 [Hsin Chiang] 606   China SB, Kaohsiung 16/6/1998 14/8/1998 23/9/1999 in service (2019)
鳳江 [Feng Chiang] 607   China SB, Kaohsiung 19/8/1998 16/10/1998 29/10/1999 in service (2019)
曾江 [Tzeng Chiang] 608   China SB, Kaohsiung 11/11/1998 15/12/1998 29/10/1999 in service (2019)
高江 [Kao Chiang] 609   China SB, Kaohsiung 15/12/1998 25/3/1999 20/12/1999 in service (2019)
金江 [Jing Chiang] 610   China SB, Kaohsiung 16/3/1999 13/5/1999 15/2/2000 in service (2019)
湘江 [Hsian Chiang] 611   China SB, Kaohsiung 28/5/1999 16/7/1999 15/2/2000 in service (2019)
資江 [Tsi Chiang] 612   China SB, Kaohsiung 29/6/1999 23/9/1999 10/3/2000 in service (2019)
鄱江 [Po Chiang] 614   China SB, Kaohsiung 30/8/1999 22/12/1999 21/7/2000 in service (2019)
昌江 [Chan Chiang] 615   China SB, Kaohsiung 2/11/1999 21/1/2000 21/7/2000 in service (2019)
珠江 [Chu Chiang] 617   China SB, Kaohsiung   22/2/2000 21/7/2000 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

500

Displacement full, t

680

Length, m

61.4

Breadth, m

9.50

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU 16V1163 TB93 diesels

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)3500(15)
Armament

603: 4 x 1 Hsiung Feng I SSM (4 Hsiung Feng I), 1 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 564, 1 x 1 - 20/68 T75, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 DCR, 8 mines

605, 608-611, 614, 615, 617: 1 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 564, 1 x 1 - 20/68 T75, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 DCR, 8 mines

606, 607, 612: 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 1 x 1 - 20/68 T75, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 DCR, 8 mines

Electronic equipment

603: CS/UPS-60X, CS/SPG-21A radars, Sea Eye FLIR e/o director, SS-247 sonar, WD-2A ECM suite, 2x DLT-6 decoy RL

605-612, 614, 615, 617: BridgeMaster 250, Terma Scanter Mil 009 radars, LSEOS Mk IIA e/o director, SS-247 sonar, WD-2A ECM suite, 2x DLT-6 decoy RL

Complement

32



Standard scale images


<i>Tan Chiang </i>1995
Tan Chiang 1995
<i>Jin Chiang </i>1995
Jin Chiang 1995
<i>Tan Chiang </i>2010
Tan Chiang 2010


Graphics


<i>Po Chiang </i>2005
Po Chiang 2005
<i>Hsin Chiang </i>2006
Hsin Chiang 2006


Ship project history


Prototype was ordered in 1993, with work commenced in 1993 as part of the naval Kuang Hua III (Second Generation Combatant III) program. To have been a class of 12 naval patrol boats for the planned Coastal Patrol Administration, which was never organized. In 1995 it was announced that the remaining 11 would be built after all. The contract was tendered in 1996 and then canceled over alleged financial irregularities; it was reinstated in 1997. The failure of the US-made gun fire-control system to pass trials delayed the commissioning of the first five units into September 1999.

Modernizations


2005-2014, Jin Chiang: - 4 x 1 Hsiung Feng I SSM; + 2 x 2 Hsiung Feng II SSM (4 Hsiung Feng II)

2005-2014, Tan Chiang, Tzeng Chiang: - 1 x 1 - 40/70; + 2 x 2 Hsiung Feng II SSM (4 Hsiung Feng II), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, HR-76C5 radar

2005-2014, Hsin Chiang, Feng Chiang: + 2 x 2 Hsiung Feng II SSM (4 Hsiung Feng II), HR-76C5 radar

2005-2014, Kao Chiang, Jing Chiang, Hsian Chiang, Po Chiang, Chan Chiang, Chu Chiang: - 1 x 1 - 40/70; + 2 x 2 Hsiung Feng III SSM (4 Hsiung Feng III), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO Melara Compact, CS/SPG-6N radar

2005-2014, Tsi Chiang: + 2 x 2 Hsiung Feng III SSM (4 Hsiung Feng III), CS/SPG-6N radar

Naval service


No significant events.