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CHENG AN escorts (1944-1945/1947)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
武昌 [Wu Chang] (ex-第14号海防艦 [14-go]) 215   Yokosuka K K, Japan   1944 5.1944 // 6.6.1947 stricken 1986
成安 [Cheng An] (ex-第40号海防艦 [40-go])     Fujinagata, Osaka, Japan   1944 2.1944 // 29.8.1947 to Taiwan 2.1949 (成安 [Cheng An]), stricken 1963
泰安 [Tai An] (ex-第104号海防艦 [104-go])     Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   19.12.1944 1.1945 // 29.8.1947 to Taiwan 1949 (泰安 [Tai An]), deleted 1963
長沙 [Chang Sha] (ex-第118号海防艦 [118-go]) 216   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   1944 12.1944 // 31.7.1947 stricken 1986
同安 [Tong An] (ex-第192号海防艦 [192-go])     Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   30.1.1945 2.1945 // 31.7.1947 to Taiwan 1949 (同安 [Tong An]), deleted 1960
威海 [Wei Hai] (ex-第194号海防艦 [194-go]) 219   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   15.2.1945 3.1945 // 6.7.1947 stricken 1986
西安 [Xi An] (ex-第198号海防艦 [198-go]) 220   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   26.2.1945 3.1945 // 1947 stricken 1986


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

740

Displacement full, t

940

Length, m

65.0 pp 68.0 wl 69.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

3.05

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set Kampon geared steam turbines, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120)

Electronic equipment2-shiki 2-go, 3-shiki 1-go radars, 93-shiki sonar, 93-shiki hydrophone
Complement

160



Standard scale images


<i>Cheng An</i> 1947
Cheng An 1947
<i>Chang Sha </i>1955
Chang Sha 1955


Project history

Former Japanese D class escort, transferred by reparations.

Modernizations

1955, all survived were armed with 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 26, 8 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 4 x 2 - 25/82 2M3M, Russian radars