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

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TAI KANG escort destroyers (1943/1945)

Tai Kang 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
太康 <Tai Kang> (ex-DE6 Wyffels)   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 10/1942 7/12/1942 4/1943 // 8/1945 to Taiwan 7/1949
太平 <Tai Ping> (ex-DE47 Decker)   Philadelphia N Yd, USA 4/1942 24/7/1942 5/1943 // 8/1945 to Taiwan 7/1949

 

Displacement standard, t

1192

Displacement full, t

1416

Length, m

86.4 wl 88.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

3.07 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 131 - 197

Endurance, nm (kts) 6000 (12)

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 9 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Sensors

presumably SA, SF or SL radars, sonar

Complement

156

Ship project history: Former USN detsroyer escorts of GMT (Evarts) class, leased to China.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Both ships escaped to Taiwan in 1949. Later, 14/11/1954, Tai Ping was torpedoed and sunk by Communist torpedo boats off Tachen Islands.

Tai Kang 1949

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15