NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
TAIWAN
ESCORTS
TAI HO frigates (1943-1944/1949)


Photo



Tai Ho as rearmed

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
太和 [Tai Ho] (ex-Thomas) DE23   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1/1943 31/7/1943 11/1943 // 2/1949 deleted 1972
太湖 [Tai Hu] (ex-Breeman) DE24   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 3/1943 4/9/1943 12/1943 // 2/1949 deleted 1975
太仓 [Tai Tsang] (ex-Bostwick) DE25   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 2/1943 30/8/1943 12/1943 // 2/1949 deleted 1973
太昭 [Tai Chao] (ex-Carter) DE26   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 11/1943 29/2/1944 5/1944 // 2/1949 deleted 1973


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1253

Displacement full, t

1602

Length, m

91.4 wl 93.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.20 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm(kts)11500 (11)
Armament

4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 11 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Electronic equipment

SC, SF or SL or SU radars, QGA sonar

Complement

186



Standard scale images


<i>Tai Chao</i> 1965
Tai Chao 1965


Graphics


<i>Tai Ho </i>as rearmed
Tai Ho as rearmed


Ship project history


Former USN DET (Cannon) class destroyer escorts. In 1949 all four ships escaped to Taiwan. Armament was strengthened before commission.

Modernizations


1960s, all: - 4 x 1 - 76/50, 7 x 1 - 20/70, 8 DCT; + 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL

Naval service


No significant events.

© Ivan Gogin, 2016