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LIN FU escort destroyer (1940/1948)

Lin Fu 1948

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
靈甫 <Lin Fu> (ex-Mendip)   Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 8/1940 9/4/1940 10/1940 // 19/5/1948 returned to United Kingdom 27/5/1949 (Mendip)

 

Displacement standard, t

1000

Displacement full, t

1450

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

3.81 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

28

Fuel, t

oil 240

Endurance, nm(kts)

2500(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XIX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (50)

Sensors type 285, 290 radars, type 123A, 177 sonars

Complement

147

Ship project history: Former British Hunt class (batch 1) escort destroyer, transferred to China for 8 years but returned to RN at Hong Kong due to Nationalist collapse on mainland.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Later Mendip was transferred to Egypt.

Ivan Gogin, 2015