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

ESCORTS

CHENG AN escorts (1944-1945/1947)

Cheng An 1947

Chang Sha 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
武昌 <Wu Chang> (ex-14号海防艦 <14-go>(CD14)) 215 Yokosuka K K, Japan   1944 5/1944 // 6/6/1947 stricken 1986
成安 <Cheng An> (ex-40号海防艦 <40-go>(CD40))   Fujinagata, Osaka, Japan   1944 2/1944 // 29/8/1947 to Taiwan 2/1949, stricken 1963
泰安 <Tai An> (ex-104号海防艦 <104-go>(CD104))   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   19/12/1944 1/1945 // 29/8/1947 to Taiwan 1949, deleted 1963
長沙 <Chang Sha> (ex-118号海防艦 <118-go>(CD118)) 216 Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan   1944 12/1944 // 31/7/1947 stricken 1986
同安 <Tong An> (ex-192号海防艦 <192-go>(CD192))   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   30/1/1945 2/1945 // 31/7/1947 to Taiwan 1949, deleted 1960
威海 <Wei Hai> (ex-194号海防艦 <194-go>(CD194)) 219 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   15/2/1945 3/1945 // 6/7/1947 stricken 1986
西安 <Xi An> (ex-198号海防艦 <198-go>(CD198)) 220 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan   26/2/1945 3/1945 // 1947 stricken 1986

 

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

Kampon geared steam turbine, 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)

Sensors 22-go, 13-go radars

Complement

160

 

Ship 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 - 25/112 2M3M

 

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015