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Trần Quang Khải 1971

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Trần Quang Khải (ex-Bering Strait) HQ02   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 6.1943 15.1.1944 19.7.1944 // 1.1.1971 escaped to Philippines 4.1975 (Diego Silang)
Trần Nhật Duật (ex-Yakutat) HQ03   Associated, Seattle, USA 4.1942 2.7.1942 31.3.1944 // 1.1.1971 escaped to Philippines 4.1975
Trần Bình Trọng (ex-Castle Rock) HQ05   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 7.1943 11.3.1944 8.10.1944 // 21.12.1971 escaped to Philippines 4.1975 (Francisco Dagohoy)
Trần Quốc Toản (ex-Cook Inlet) HQ06   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 8.1943 13.5.1944 5.11.1944 // 21.12.1971 escaped to Philippines 4.1975
Phạm Ngũ Lão (ex-Absecon) HQ15   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 7.1941 8.3.1942 28.1.1943 // 15.7.1972 captured by North Vietnam 4.1975 (Phạm Ngũ Lão)
Lý Thường Kiệt (ex-Chincoteague) HQ16   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 7.1941 15.4.1942 12.4.1943 // 21.6.1972 escaped to Philippines 4.1975 (Andrés Bonifacio)
Ngô Quyền (ex-McCulloch, ex-Wachapreague) HQ17   Lake Washington, Houghton, USA 2.1943 10.7.1943 17.5.1944 // 21.6.1972 escaped to Philippines 4.1975 (Gregorio del Pilar)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t2040
Displacement full, t2800
Length, m

91.4 wl 94.7 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

3.78 full load

No of shafts2
Machinery

4 Fairbank-Morse diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6080

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, tdiesel oil 260
Endurance, nm(kts)6000 (12)
Armament

1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, (0 - 2) x 1 - 81/12 M29 mortars, (2 - 4) x 1 - 12.7/90

Electronic equipmentSPS-21, SPS-29, Mk 26 radars
Complement

200



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<i>Trần Quang Khải </i>1975
Trần Quang Khải 1975


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<i>Trần Quang Khải </i>1971
Trần Quang Khải 1971


Project history

Former US Barnegat class seaplane tenders, transferred after service as USCG cutters.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Trần Quang Khải, Trần Bình Trọng, Lý Thường Kiệt, Ngô Quyền in April 1975 escaped to Philippines and later commissioned by Philippine Navy as Diego Silang, Francisco Dagohoy, Andrés Bonifacio and Gregorio del Pilar respectively. Trần Nhật Duật and Trần Quốc Toản also escpaed to Philippines but were cannibalized for the spare parts. Phạm Ngũ Lão was in April 1975 captured at Saigon by North Vietnamese Army and commissioned by Vietnam People's Navy under the same name.