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REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY (TAIWAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

YUNG PING coastal minesweepers (1953-1954/1955-1969, 1959-1966)

Yung Shan 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
永平 <Yung Ping> (ex-Pâquerettte) MSC155 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 1954 8/1954 // 6/1955 stricken 1982
永安 <Yung An> (ex-Myosotis) MSC156 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1953 1954 1954 // 6/1955 stricken 1993
永年 <Yung Nien> MSC157 Tacoma Boat Building, USA   30/6/1958 5/1959 stricken 1991
永川 <Yung Chou> MSC158 Tacoma Boat Building, USA     6/1959 stricken 2012
永新 <Yung Hsin> MSC159 Tacoma Boat Building, USA     12/1965 stricken 1995
永吉 <Yung Ju> MSC160 Tacoma Boat Building, USA     3/1965 wrecked 1992
永樂 <Yung Lo> MSC161 Dorchester SB, USA     4/1966 stricken 1993
永福 <Yung Fu> (ex-Diest) MSC162 Quincy Adams YYd, Quincy, USA 6/1951   5/1953 // 1969 stricken 2012
永清 <Yung Ching> (ex-Eeklo) MSC163 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 8/1951   6/1953 // 1969 stricken 5/1995
永善 <Yung Shan> (ex-Lier) MSC164 Newins, City Island, USA 5/1951   8/1953 // 1969 stricken 1994
永城 <Yung Cheng> (ex-Maaseik) MSC165 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 5/1951   8/1953 // 1969 stricken 5/1995
永濟 <Yung Chi> (ex-Charleroi) MSC166 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 2/1952   2/1954 // 1969 stricken 1991
永仁 <Yung Jen> (ex-Saint-Niklaas) MSC167 Newins, City Island, USA 7/1951   2/1954 // 1969 stricken 2012
永綏 <Yung Sui> (ex-Diksmuide) MSC168 Newins, City Island, USA 11/1951   3/1954 // 1969 stricken 2012

 

Displacement light, t

MSC155, 156: 360

MSC157-168: 330

Displacement full, t

MSC155, 156: 400

MSC157-168: 390

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MSC155, 156: 2 Packard diesels

MSC157-168: 2 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

MSC155, 156: 1200

MSC157-168: 880

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: Former USN MSC Bluebird/Adjutant class minesweepers. First two served previously under French flag, 5 ships were built for Taiwan and others were transferred from Belgium.

Modernizations: 1984-1987, all survived: - SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar; + Decca 707 radar, SA950 sonar.

Naval service: Yung Ju ran aground off West coast of Taiwan and was stricken in 1992.

Yung Chi 1972

Yung Chuan 2000

Ivan Gogin, 2016