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

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FU PO corvettes (1940-1941/1946-1949)

Fu Po 1946

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
伏波 <Fu Po> (ex-Petunia)   Robb, Leith, UK 12/1939 19/9/1940 1/1941 // 1/1946 collision 19/3/1947
開封 <Kaifeng> (ex-Cloverlock, ex-Clover)   Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley, UK 7/1940 30/1/1941 5/1941 // 1949 survey vessel 1975
<?> (ex-Maw Hwa, ex-Tenacity, ex-Candytuft)   Grangemouth, UK 10/1939 8/7/1940 10/1940 // 1949? stricken early 1950s?
臨沂 <Linyi> (ex-Ziang Teh, ex-Heliolock, ex-Surprise, ex-Heliotrope)   Crown, Sunderland, UK 10/1939 5/6/1940 9/1940 // 1949 deleted 1979

 

Displacement standard, t

925

Displacement full, t

1170

Length, m

57.9 pp 62.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

4.14 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2750

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 230

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(12)

Armament

Fu Po: 1 x 1 - 102/45 CP I, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (72)

Kaifeng: 2 x 1 - 100/56 B-34, 1 x 1 - 45/68 21KM, 4 x 1 - 37/73 70K

Linyi: 2 x 1 - 100/56 B-34, 2 x 1 - 37/73 70K

Sensors

Fu Po: type 286, 290 radars, sonar

Complement

109

Ship project history: Fu Po was transferred to China by Royal Navy, three other ships were Flower class corvettes, sold for mercantile service and later rearmed by PRC. Also they received Soviet weapons.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Fu Po collided with s/s Hai Ming 19/3/1947 in Formosa Strait and sank. Kaifeng was converted to survey vessel in 1974-1975, disarmed and served in this role till 1989. One more ship, ex-Maw Hwa, may also been rearmed, but if so she was no longer in service by the mid-1950s.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15