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LIN FU escort destroyer (1940/1948)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
靈甫 [Lin Fu] (ex-Mendip)     Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 8/1940 9.4.1940 10.1940 // 19.5.1948 returned to United Kingdom 27.5.1949 (Mendip)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1000

Displacement full, t

1450

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

3.81 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

oil 240

Endurance, nm(kts)

2500(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XIX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (50)

Electronic equipmenttype 285, type 286 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

147



Standard scale images


<i>Lin Fu</i> 1948
Lin Fu 1948


Project history


Former British Hunt class (batch 1) escort destroyer, transferred to China for 8 years but returned to RN at Hong Kong due to Nationalist collapse on mainland.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Later Mendip was transferred to Egypt.

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