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

ESCORTS

YINGTAN frigates (project 53K, 1975-1977)

Yingtan 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
鹰潭 <Yingtan> 531 Hudong SY, Shanghai 7/1970 24/10/1971 15/3/1975 museum ship 7/1994
中东 <Zhongdong> 532 Qiuxin SY, Shanghai 10/1971 29/5/1975 12/7/1977 deleted 6/1986

 

Displacement standard, t

1674

Displacement full, t

1940

Length, m

103.0

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 SEMT-Pielstick 18E390V diesels

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 3700(14)

Armament

2 x 2 - 100/56 type 79, 4 x 2 - 37/63 type 74, 2 x 5 type 62 ASWRL, 2 DCR

Sensors type 381, type 352, type 726, type 341, type 343 radars, SJD-2 sonar, type 923-1 ECM suite

Complement

185

Ship project history: This class utilized an enlarged project 50 hull, with two large diesels (one per shaft) instead of four small ones. They were an attempt to provide an AA escort, something the Chinese Fleet badly needed. However, the SAM system caused many problems and did not become operational until the mid-1980s, after some 20 years of development. Subsequently vessels using the same hull were completed as Ty[e 053H SSM armed frigates.

Modernizations: 1986, Yingtan: + 2 x 2 HQ-61B SAM (24 HQ-61B), 2x type 342 radars

Naval service: No significant events.

Zhondong 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2016