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KANG DING frigates (1996-1998)


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Di Hua 2006

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
康定 [Kang Ding] 1202   DCN, Lorient, France 1/8/1993 12/3/1994 24/5/1996 in service (2019)
西寧 [Hsi Ning] 1203   DCN, Lorient, France 28/3/1994 5/11/1994 12/10/1996 in service (2019)
昆明 [Kun Ming] 1205   DCN, Lorient, France 7/11/1994 13/5/1995 26/2/1997 in service (2019)
迪化 [Di Hua] 1206   DCN, Lorient, France 1/7/1995 26/11/1995 8/8/1997 in service (2019)
武昌 [Wu Chang] 1207   DCN, Lorient, France 1/7/1995 26/11/1995 16/12/1997 in service (2019)
承德 [Chen De] 1208   DCN, Lorient, France 27/12/1995 2/8/1996 19/3/1998 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3000

Displacement full, t

3800

Length, m

115.0 pp 124.2 oa

Breadth, m

15.4 deck 13.8 wl

Draught, m

4.00 hull 5.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 SEMT-Pielstick 12 PA 6 V280 STC diesels

Power, h. p.

21000

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)7000(15)
Armament

2 x 4 Hsiung Feng II SSM (8 Hsiung Feng II), 1 x 4 Sea Chaparral SAM (16 MIM-72F), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 564, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT, 1 helicopter (S-70C Thunderhawk)

Electronic equipment

1202, 1203, 1205, 1207, 1208: 2x Racal-Decca 20V90, Jupiter, Triton G, 2x Castor IIC, Mk 90 radars, 2x Najir e/o directors, Spherion B sonar, provision for Lamproie ATBF ATAS(v)2 sonar, DR 3000S ECM suite, 2x Dagaie decoy RL, TAVITAC-2000 CCS

1206: 2x Racal-Decca 20V90, Jupiter, Triton G, 2x Castor IIC, Mk 90 radars, 2x Najir e/o directors, Spherion B sonar, provision for Lamproie ATBF ATAS(v)2 sonar, Chang Feng IV ECM suite, 2x Dagaie decoy RL, TAVITAC-2000 CCS

Complement

164



Standard scale images


<i>Kang Ding </i>2010
Kang Ding 2010


Graphics


<i>Di Hua </i>2006
Di Hua 2006


Ship project history


Also referred to by Taiwan as the PF class and by the builders as the FL-3000 class or MOP-1 class. Originally, France was to deliver the first six hulls without weapons or sensors to Taiwan for fitting out (earlier it had been proposed to deliver the hulls in prefabricated sections). In 1993, however, it was decided to build the six ships under contract entirely in France, saving about $120 million. In 1994 France and the People's Republic of China announced that no more orders would be accepted, but that was later clarified to mean that no more beyond the total of 14 on option, but no more have been ordered. The ships are named for the capital cities of mainland Chinese provinces.

A particular effort has been made to reduce the ships' signatures; the diesel propulsion engines are mounted in pairs on isolation platforms, and the superstructure, masts, and forecastle are covered with radar-absorbent GRP-resin compound. Much of the superstructure is built of GRP. Vertical hull and superstructure surfaces are slanted at plus or minus 10 degrees to reduce radar reflectivity. The ships are also fitted with degaussing equipment and extensive NBC warfare protection. Special armor is provided for the magazines. All chocks, bollards, and boat recesses are covered to reduce radar reflectivity. Employ a modified deep-vee hull form, fin stabilizers, and rudder-controlled roll reduction to improve seaworthiness. There are two rudders, and the hull form incorporates twin skegs aft. The French SAMAHE helicopter deck downhaul and deck transiting system turned out to be incompatible with the S-70C(M)1 helicopter and has been modified; the helicopter can be launched and recovered in up to Sea State 6. Boats are stowed in superstructure recesses that are covered to reduce radar reflection.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

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