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

ESCORTS

LOYANG escort (1941/1949)

Loyang 1949

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
洛阳 <Loyang> (ex-Cheung Hing, ex-Bendigo) 53, 1980- 220 Cockatoo DYd, Australia 8/1940 1/3/1941 5/1941 // 1949 stricken 1986

Displacement standard, t

650

Displacement full, t

790

Length, m

56.7

Breadth, m

9.50

Draught, m

3.00 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

1550 - 2000

Max speed, kts

15 - 16

Fuel, t

oil 124 - 153

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 130/51 B-13, 2 x 1 - 37/73 70K

Sensors radar, sonar

Complement

80 - 90

Ship project history: Former RAN Bathurst class minesweeper was sold as merchantman to China in 1947,  rearmed by Communist Government and commissioned by PLAN.

Modernizations: 1950s: armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 100/56 B-34USMA, 2 x 2 - 37/70 V-11M

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015