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Cheng Kung-class Guided Missile Frigate

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The Cheng Kung-class frigates are guided-missile frigates (FFG) currently in service of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN). They are based upon the American Oliver Hazard Perry-class and built by China Shipbuilding Corporation in Kaohsiung, Taiwan under license throughout the 1990s as parts of the "Kuang Hua One" patrol frigate, guided project. These frigates served as the mainstay of the ROCN's theater air defense prior to the ROCN's acquisition of Keelung-class destroyers in 2005.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Frigate
  • Service Period: 1993-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 454 feet (138.38 meters)
    • Beam: 47 feet (14.33 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 4,100 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 235
  • Propulsion: 2 x General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 1 x shaft, 41,000 shp
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-49(V)5 Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-55 Surface Search Radar
    • WM-28 Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-56 Hull mounted Sonar
    • AN/SQR-18(V)2 Towed Array Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures Suite
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)5 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • Mk.36 SBROC Decoy Launcher
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 76mm/62-caliber Mk.75 naval gun
    • 1 x Mk.13 Missile Launcher (fires RIM-66 SM-1MR SAMs)
    • 8 x Hsiung Feng-3 AShMs
    • 1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes (fires Mk.46 torpedoes)

Unit Run[edit]

  • ROCS Cheng Kung (PFG-1101)
  • ROCS Cheng Ho (PFG-1103)
  • ROCS Chi Kuang (PFG-1105)
  • ROCS Yue Fei (PFG-1106)
  • ROCS Tzu I (PFG-1107)
  • ROCS Pan Chao (PFG-1108)
  • ROCS Chang Chien (PFG-1109)
  • ROCS Tian Dan (PFG-1110)
  • ROCS Fengjia (PFG-1112)
  • ROCS Mingchuan (PFG-1115)
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