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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ZHEN NAN minesweepers (1943-1945/1949)

Yong Sheng 1955

Name 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

 

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 shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

15.1

Fuel, t

diesel 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

Sensors

radar

Complement 96

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.

Ivan Gogin, 2016