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

ESCORTS

TAI CHAO escort destroyers (1943-1944/1948)

Tai Ho 1948

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
太和 <Tai Ho> (ex-Thomas)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1/1943 31/7/1943 11/1943 // 31/12/1948 to Taiwan 2/1949, deleted 1972
太仓 <Tai Tsang> (ex-Bostwick)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 2/1943 30/8/1943 12/1943 // 31/12/1948 to Taiwan 2/1949, deleted 1973
太湖 <Tai Hu> (ex-Breeman)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 3/1943 4/9/1943 12/1943 // 31/12/1948 to Taiwan 2/1949, deleted 1975
太昭 <Tai Chao> (ex-Carter)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 11/1943 29/2/1944 5/1944 // 31/12/1948 to Taiwan 2/1949, deleted 1973

 

Displacement standard, t

1253

Displacement full, t

1602

Length, m

91.4 wl 93.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.20 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm (kts) 11500 (11)

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Sensors

presumably SA, SF or SL or SU radars, sonar

Complement

186

   

Ship project history: Former USN DET (Cannon) class destroyer escorts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1949 all four ships escaped to Taiwan.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015