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

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CHIEN FANG submarine chasers (1942-1945/1946-1949)

Chien Fang 1948

PC

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
吳淞 <Wu Sung> (ex-PC490)   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 5/1941 18/10/1941 3/1942 // 8/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
黄浦 <Huang Pu> (ex-PC492)   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 6/1941 29/12/1941 5/1942 // 6/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949 (Fu Kiang)
(ex-PC593)   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 4/1942 22/8/1942 12/1942 // 8/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-PC595)   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 5/1942 9/10/1942 4/1943 // 6/1948 deleted 1970/75
(ex-PC(C)598, ex-PC598)   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 5/1942 7/9/1942 3/1943 // 1949 deleted 1970/75
嘉陵 <Chia Ling> (ex-PC1247)   Nashville Bridge, USA 5/1943 7/8/1943 12/1943 // 6/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949 (To Kiang)
房晨 <Chien Fang> (ex-PC1549)   Consolidated SB, New York, USA 1/1944 12/3/1944 7/1944 // 5/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949

PGM

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
<Tung Ping> (ex-PGM12, ex-PC1088)   Geo Lawley, Neponset, USA 8/1943 18/1/1945 4/1945 // 8/1948 deleted 1970/75
洞庭<Tung Ting> (ex-PGM13, ex-PC1089)   Geo Lawley, Neponset, USA 1/1945 12/4/1945 6/1945 // 6/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-PGM14, ex-PC1090)   Geo Lawley, Neponset, USA 4/1945 15/6/1945 8/1945 // 6/1948 deleted 1970/75
康定 <Kan Tang> (ex-PGM15, ex-PC1091)   Geo Lawley, Neponset, USA 6/1945 31/7/1945 10/1945 // 6/1948 deleted 1970/75
袍应 <Pao Ying> (ex-PGM20, ex-PC1551)   Consolidated SB, New York, USA 3/1944 7/5/1944 12/1944 // 6/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
鸿字 <Hung Tse> (ex-PGM26, ex-PC1557)   Consolidated SB, New York, USA 8/1944 25/9/1944 2/1945 // 6/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949

 

Displacement standard, t

414

Displacement full, t

463

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

3.30 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (12)

Armament

PC: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap DCT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

PC(C): 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap DCT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

PGM: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 2 - 60/12 M19 mortar, 2 1 - 12.7/90

Sensors

SF or SO or SU radar, sonar

Complement 65

   

Ship project history: Former USN 173ft PC, PC(C) class chasers and PGM class motor gunboats.

Modernizations: early 1950s: all survived were rearmed with 2 x 1 - 76/55 34K, 3 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Naval service: 8 boats in 1949 escaped to Taiwan. Survived boats served till early 1970s, but one boat served till end 1980s as TS.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15