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TAI KANG frigates (1943/1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
太康 [Tai Kang] (ex-DE6 Wyffels) DE21   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 10/1942 7/12/1942 4/1943 // 7/1949 stricken 1975
太平 [Tai Ping] (ex-DE47 Decker) DE22   Philadelphia N Yd, USA 4/1942 24/7/1942 5/1943 // 7/1949 sunk 14/11/1954


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1192

Displacement full, t

1416

Length, m

86.4 wl 88.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

3.07 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 131 - 197

Endurance, nm(kts)6000 (12)
Armament

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

Electronic equipment

presumably SC, SF or SL radars, QGA sonar

Complement

156



Ship project history


Former USN detsroyer escorts of GMT (Evarts) class, leased to China. Both ships escaped to Taiwan in 1949. Armament was strengthened.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


14/11/1954 Tai Ping was torpedoed and sunk by Communist torpedo boats off Tachen Islands.

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