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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

COASTAL FORCES

type 53A river patrol craft (1950-1955)

1960

1980

Names

82 boats

Builders

Kiangnan SY: 82 boats

Completed

1950 - 1955: 82 boats

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding

1977: 10 boats

1978: 5 boats

1981: 7 boats

early 1980s: 20 boats

late 1990s: 40 boats

Displacement standard, t

42

Displacement full, t

50

Length, m

27.0

Breadth, m

4.00

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 400(9)

Armament

most: 2 x 2 - 25/82 type 61M

some: 1 x 2 - 37/63 type 61, 1 x 2 - 12.7/92

Sensors none

Complement

 

Ship project history: Small patrol boats. Low freeboard and inadequate propulsion.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

1975

Ivan Gogin, 2015