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

COASTAL FORCES

FANG 1 motor launches (1941-1944/1947)

Fang 1 1948

Names

芳1 <Fang 1> (ex-ML1033(FDB47)); 芳2 <Fang 2> (ex-ML1047 (FDB51)); 芳3-4 <Fang 3-4> (ex-ML1058 - 1059 (FDB52 - 53)); 芳5 <Fang 5> (ex-ML1068 (FDB54)); 芳6 <Fang 6> (ex-ML1390 (FDB85)); 芳7-8 <Fang 7-8> (ex-ML1405 - 1406 (FDB83 - 84))

Builders

Bolson, Poole, UK: Fang 1

Berthon Boat, Lymington, UK: Fang 2, 6

Woods, Potter Heigham, UK: Fang 3, 4

Moody, Swanwick Shore, UK: Fang 5

Newman, Hamworthy, UK: Fang 7, 8

Completed

1 - 12/1941 // 1947: Fang 1 - 5

1 - 12/1943 // 1947: Fang 6

1 - 12/1944 // 1947: Fang 7

Losses

Fang 1 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 2 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 3 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 4 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 5 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 6 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 7 (1949 to Taiwan), Fang 8 (1949 to Taiwan),

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

Displacement standard, t

46

Displacement full, t

54

Length, m

22.0

Breadth, m

4.83

Draught, m

1.40 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Gardner diesels

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

11.8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 7500 l

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 8 DC

Sensors none

Complement

10

Ship project history: Former RN HDML type boats.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1949 all eight escaped to Taiwan.

Ivan Gogin, 2015