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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
銘傳 [Ming Chuan] (ex-Taylor) 1112   General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, USA 5/5/1983 5/11/1983 1/12/1984 // 9/3/2017 in service (2019)
逢甲 [Feng Chiah] (ex-Gary) 1115   Todd, San Pedro, USA 18/12/1982 19/11/1983 17/11/1984 // 9/3/2017 in service (2019)
(ex-FFG52 Carr)     Todd Pacific, Seattle, USA 26/3/1982 26/2/1983 27/7/1985 // 2019 awaiting transfer (2019)
(ex-FFG55 Elrod)     General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, USA 21/11/1983 12/5/1984 18/5/1985 // 2019 awaiting transfer (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3204 (light)

Displacement full, t

4108

Length, m

125.9 wl 138.8 oa

Breadth, m

13.7

Draught, m

5.80 mean 6.70 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines

Power, h. p.

41000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil 587

Endurance, nm(kts)4200(20)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/62 Mk 75, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT, 2 helicopters (S-70C Thunderhawk)

Electronic equipment

1112, 1115, ex-52: SPS-55, SPS-49(V)5, Mk 92 Mod.6, SPG-60, Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V)10 sonar suite (SQS-56 hull-mounted sonar + SQR-19B(V)2 towed array), SLQ-32(V)2 ECM suite, 2x Mk 137 decoy RL (Mk 36 SRBOC system), SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy, SYS-2(v)2 CCS

ex-55: SPS-55, SPS-49(V)5, Mk 92 Mod.6, SPG-60, Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V)2 sonar suite (SQS-56 hull-mounted sonar + SQR-19(V)2 towed array), SLQ-32(V)2 ECM suite, 2x Mk 137 decoy RL (Mk 36 SRBOC system), SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy, SYS-2(v)2 CCS

Complement

217



Standard scale images


<i>Ming Chuan </i>2017
Ming Chuan 2017


Ship project history


Former USN frigates of Oliver H. Perry class, two were transferred in 2017 (commission is planned in 2018), decision to acquire the second pair has not yet been made at spring 2017.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

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