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


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Yung Chi 1972

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


Displacement standard, 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, mechanical minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39



Standard scale images


<i>Yung Shan</i> 1970
Yung Shan 1970


Graphics


<i>Yung Chi </i>1972
Yung Chi 1972
<i>Yung Chuan </i>2000
Yung Chuan 2000


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.