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ZHEN NAN minesweepers (1943-1945/1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
永勝[Yong Sheng] (ex-Lance), later- 玉門 [Zhen Nan] MSF43, later- PCE43   American SB, Lorain, USA 10/1942 10/4/1943 11/1943 // 10/1949 stricken 7/1972
永順 [Yong Shun] (ex-Logic), later- 鎮南 [Yu Men] MSF44, later- PCE44   American SB, Lorain, USA 10/1942 10/4/1943 11/1943 // 10/1949 stricken 6/1970
永定 [Yong Ding] (ex-Lucid) MSF45   American SB, Lorain, USA 2/1943 5/6/1943 12/1943 // 10/1949 survey vessel 1960s, stricken 7/1972
永寧 [Yong Ning] (ex-Magnet) MSF46   American SB, Lorain, USA 3/1943 5/6/1943 3/1944 // 10/1949 wrecked 27/1/1958
永嘉 [Yong Jia] (ex-Implicit) MSF47   Savannah Machine & Foundry Co., USA 3/1943 6/9/1943 1/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 8/1970
永修 [Yong Xiu] (ex-Pinnacle) MSF48   Gulf SB, Madisonville, USA 2/1943 11/9/1943 5/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 7/1972
永壽 [Yong Shou] (ex-Pivot), later- 秣陵 [Zi Ling] MSF49, later- PCE49   Gulf SB, Madisonville, USA 7/1943 11/11/1943 7/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 7/1970
永豐 [Yong Feng] (ex-Prime) MSF50   Gulf SB, Madisonville, USA 9/1943 22/1/1944 9/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 5/1973
永昌 [Yong Chang] (ex-Refresh), later- 臨淮 [Lin Huai] MSF51, later- PCE51   General Engineering, Alameda, USA 9/1943 12/4/1944 4/1945 // 10/1949 sunk 14/11/1965
永春 [Yong Chun] (ex-Gavia) MSF52, later- PF52   Puget Sound Bridge, USA 7/1943 18/9/1943 7/1945 // 10/1949 stricken 6/1962
永和 [Yong He] (ex-Delegate) MSF53, later- PF53   Tampa SB, USA 12/1942 28/3/1943 4/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 9/1962
永康 [Yong Kang] (ex-Elusive) MSF54, later- PF54   American SB, Lorain, USA 12/1943 10/6/1944 2/1945 // 10/1949 stricken 1/1962


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

825

Displacement full, t

945

Length, m

54.9 wl 56.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

2.97

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.2000
Max speed, kts

15.1

Fuel, tdiesel oil 140
Endurance, nm(kts)8500 (12)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, mechanical, acoustic, magnetic sweeping gear

Electronic equipment

presumably SF or SO or SU radar, QCU sonar

Complement96


Standard scale images


<i>Yong Sheng</i> 1955
Yong Sheng 1955


Ship project history


Former USN Admirable class ocean minesweepers.

Modernizations


late 1950s, PCEs and PFs were armed with 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Naval service


Yong Ning wrecked during typhoon 27/1/1958. Lin Huai was sunk by Chinese ships off S China 14/11/1965.

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