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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 9:07am

His Imperial Chinese Navy - Destroyer Escorts (DE-XX)

Repository for information relating ocean escort and patrol vessels

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 9:54am

Index of Class and Vessels

Lhazê - Class (ex Greece Deliyannis - Class):
HICMS Lhazê ( DE-01 ) - Active
HICMS Xigazê ( DE-02 ) - Active
HICMS Gyangzê ( DE-03 ) - Active
HICMS Gêrzê ( DE-04 ) - Active
HICMS Lhünzê ( DE-05 ) - Active
HICMS Dagzê ( DE-06 ) - Active


Chang De - Class (ex Bharat S-107 Class):
HICMS Chang De ( DE-07 ) - Active
HICMS Chung De ( DE-08 ) - Active


Huangshi - Class:
HICMS Huangshi 400 ( DE-09 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 401 ( DE-10 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 402 ( DE-11 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 403 ( DE-12 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 406 ( DE-13 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 407 ( DE-14 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 408 ( DE-15 ) - Active
HICMS Huangshi 409 ( DE-16 ) - Active


Jiang - Class (ex Mexican Yucuman - Class):
HICMS Yalong Jiang ( DE-17 ) - Active
HICMS Jinsha Jiang ( DE-18 ) - Active
HICMS Min Jiang ( DE-19 ) - Active
HICMS Wu Jiang ( DE-20 ) - Active
HICMS Chuan Jiang ( DE-21 ) - Active
HICMS Yangzi Jiang ( DE-22 ) - Active


Dingling - Class (ex Mexican Azteca - Class):
HICMS Dingling ( DE-23 ) - Active
HICMS Fufuluo ( DE-24 ) - Active
HICMS Gaoche ( DE-25 ) - Active
HICMS Huihe ( DE-26 ) - Active
HICMS Minyeu ( DE-27 ) - Active
HICMS Qidan ( DE-28 ) - Active


Hai Ou - Class:
HICMS Hai Ou - 1 ( DE-29 ) - Active
HICMS Hai Ou - 2 ( DE-30 ) - Active
HICMS Hai Ou - 3 ( DE-31 ) - Active
HICMS Hai Ou - 4 ( DE-32 ) - Active
HICMS Hai Ou - 5 ( DE-33 ) - Active
HICMS Hai Ou - 6 ( DE-36 ) - under construction
HICMS Hai Ou - 7 ( DE-37 ) - under construction
HICMS Hai Ou - 8 ( DE-38 ) - under construction
HICMS Hai Ou - 9 ( DE-39 ) - under construction
HICMS Hai Ou - 10 ( DE-40 ) - under construction

Kuang Hua - Class:
HICMS Kuang Hua - 1 ( DE-34 ) - Active
HICMS Kuang Hua - 2 ( DE-35 ) - Active

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 10:00am

Lhazê - Class (ex Greece Deliyannis - Class)

Lhazê - Class (ex Deliyannis Class)
Destroyer Escort

Displacement:
1,395 t light; 1,453 t standard; 1,524 t normal; 1,581 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
326.82 ft / 320.00 ft x 32.00 ft x 12.40 ft (normal load)
99.62 m / 97.54 m x 9.75 m x 3.78 m

Armament:
4 - 5.00" / 127 mm guns in single mounts, 59.90lbs / 27.17kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 2.14lbs / 0.97kg shells, 1932 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.27lbs / 0.12kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 250 lbs / 114 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 195
8 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 0.75" / 19 mm 200.00 ft / 60.96 m 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 96 % of normal length
Main belt does not fully cover magazines and engineering spaces

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.50" / 13 mm - 2.00" / 51 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 42,637 shp / 31,807 Kw = 35.33 kts
Range 2,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 127 tons

Complement:
121 - 158

Cost:
£0.862 million / $3.450 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 32 tons, 2.1 %
Armour: 57 tons, 3.7 %
- Belts: 50 tons, 3.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 7 tons, 0.5 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 812 tons, 53.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 464 tons, 30.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 129 tons, 8.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 30 tons, 2.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
336 lbs / 152 Kg = 5.4 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 1.1 ft / 0.3 m
Roll period: 12.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 47 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.56
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0.62

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.420
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 20.63 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 72 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 18.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Forecastle (15 %): 19.00 ft / 5.79 m
- Mid (42 %): 18.00 ft / 5.49 m (10.00 ft / 3.05 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
- Stern: 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
- Average freeboard: 13.77 ft / 4.20 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 190.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 64.0 %
Waterplane Area: 6,628 Square feet or 616 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 53 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 36 lbs/sq ft or 175 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 2.04
- Overall: 0.58
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Caution: Lacks seaworthiness - very limited seakeeping ability

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 30 tons for electronic equipment


D-45 Deliyannis as completed 1933. The rearangement of the boiler rooms from three boilers to two has meant that two funnels can be trunked into one.

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Lhazê; laid down 1932
HICMS Xigazê; laid down 1932
HICMS Gyangzê; laid down 1932
HICMS Gêrzê; laid down 1932
HICMS Lhünzê; laid down 1932
HICMS Dagzê; laid down 1932

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 10:09am

Chang De - Class (ex Bharat S-107 Class)

Chang De - Class (ex Bharat S-107 Class)
Destroyer Escort

as laid down
Length, 48.8 m x Beam, 8.5 m x Depth, 2.6 m
544 tonnes normal displacement (462 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 2 x 10.5-cm
Secondary battery: 2 x 3.5-cm
AA battery: 2 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 33 kg

Main belt, 2.5 cm; ends unarmored
Armor deck, average 1.5 cm
Conning tower, 5.0 cm

Battery armor:
Main, 5.0 cm shields / secondary, 2.0 cm shields
AA, 2.0 cm shields

Maximum speed for 2997 shaft kw = 19.94 knots
Approximate cruising radius, 5000 nm / 12 knots

Typical complement: 56-73


Estimated cost, $490,000 (£122,000)

Remarks:

Ship has slow, easy roll; a good, steady gun platform.


Distribution of weights:
Percent
normal
displacement:

Armament ......................... 9 tonnes = 2 pct
Armor, total ..................... 67 tonnes = 12 pct

Belt 29 tonnes = 5 pct
Deck 31 tonnes = 6 pct
C.T. 3 tonnes = 1 pct
Armament 5 tonnes = 1 pct

Machinery ........................ 134 tonnes = 25 pct
Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 209 tonnes = 38 pct
Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 99 tonnes = 18 pct
Miscellaneous weights ............ 25 tonnes = 5 pct
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544 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 0.3 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 445 tonnes
Standard displacement: 462 tonnes
Normal service: 544 tonnes
Full load: 608 tonnes

Loading submergence 264 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.07

Shellfire needed to sink: 363 kg = 22.6 x 10.5-cm shells
(Approximates weight of penetrating
shell hits needed to sink ship,
not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 0.5
(Approximates number of 'typical'
torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 73 percent
(50 percent is 'average')

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.18

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.15

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.50
Sharpness coefficient: 0.40
Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 5.99
'Natural speed' for length = 12.6 knots
Power going to wave formation
at top speed: 71 percent


Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by
magazines and engineering spaces: 98 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 116 percent


Displacement factor: 125 percent
(Displacement relative to loading factors)


Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.85
(Structure weight per square
metre of hull surface: 204 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 5.21
(for 3.70 m average freeboard;
freeboard adjustment +1.12 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.02

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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]

160.00 x 28.00 x 8.50; 12.14 -- Dimensions
0.50 -- Block coefficient
1923 -- Year laid down
19.94 / 5000 / 12.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent -- Speed / radius / cruise
25 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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2 x 4.13; 0 -- Main battery; turrets
Central positioning of guns
Gun-shields
:
2 x 1.38; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets
Gun-shields
:
2 x 0.59 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
Gun-shields
:
0 -- No fourth (light) battery
0 -- No torpedo armament
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0.98 / 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00; 100 -- Belt armor; relative extent
0.59 / 1.97 -- Deck / CT
1.97 / 0.79 / 0.79 / 0.00 -- Battery armor


(Note: For portability, values are stored in Anglo-American units)

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after 25% refit


Displacement:
442 t light; 465 t standard; 544 t normal; 608 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
168,26 ft / 160,11 ft x 27,89 ft x 8,53 ft (normal load)
51,29 m / 48,80 m x 8,50 m x 2,60 m

Armament:
2 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns in single mounts, 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1923 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 1 raised mount
4 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,89kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns in single mounts, 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1940 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 79 lbs / 36 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 0,98" / 25 mm 104,07 ft / 31,72 m 6,33 ft / 1,93 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 100% of normal length
Main belt does not fully cover magazines and engineering spaces

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1,97" / 50 mm - -
2nd: 0,79" / 20 mm - -
3rd: 0,79" / 20 mm - -

- Armour deck: 0,59" / 15 mm, Conning tower: 1,97" / 50 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 4.015 shp / 2.995 Kw = 19,94 kts
Range 5.000nm at 12,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 143 tons

Complement:
56 - 73

Cost:
£0,124 million / $0,495 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 10 tons, 1,8%
Armour: 74 tons, 13,5%
- Belts: 28 tons, 5,2%
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Armament: 10 tons, 1,8%
- Armour Deck: 33 tons, 6,0%
- Conning Tower: 3 tons, 0,5%
Machinery: 134 tons, 24,7%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 199 tons, 36,6%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 102 tons, 18,8%
Miscellaneous weights: 25 tons, 4,6%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
674 lbs / 306 Kg = 19,1 x 4,1 " / 105 mm shells or 0,5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,06
Metacentric height 0,8 ft / 0,3 m
Roll period: 12,9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,43
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,16

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0,500
Length to Beam Ratio: 5,74 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 12,65 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 71 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 60
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3,94 ft / 1,20 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 15,75 ft / 4,80 m
- Forecastle (20%): 15,75 ft / 4,80 m
- Mid (50%): 15,75 ft / 4,80 m (8,86 ft / 2,70 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (20%): 8,86 ft / 2,70 m
- Stern: 8,86 ft / 2,70 m
- Average freeboard: 12,30 ft / 3,75 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 100,4%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 124,5%
Waterplane Area: 2.975 Square feet or 276 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 35 lbs/sq ft or 171 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,66
- Longitudinal: 6,83
- Overall: 0,83
Caution: Hull subject to strain in open-sea
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Chang De; laid down 1923, refit 1940
HICMS Chung De; laid down 1923, refit 1940

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 10:28am

Huangshi - Class

Huangshi - Class
Destroyer Escort

Displacement:
1.047 t light; 1.085 t standard; 1.260 t normal; 1.399 t full load

Dimensions:
Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(229,66 ft / 225,72 ft) x 36,75 ft x (11,81 / 12,70 ft)
(70,00 m / 68,80 m) x 11,20 m x (3,60 / 3,87 m)

Armament:
3 - 4,13" / 105 mm 45,0 cal guns - 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 200 per gun
Breech loading guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1936 Model
3 x Single mounts on centreline ends, majority aft
2 - 1,46" / 37,0 mm 45,0 cal guns - 1,55lbs / 0,70kg shells, 150 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mount, 1936 Model
1 x Twin mount on centreline, forward deck forward
1 raised mount
2 - 1,46" / 37,0 mm 45,0 cal guns - 1,55lbs / 0,70kg shells, 150 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1936 Model
2 x Single mounts on sides forward
2 raised mounts
8 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm 45,0 cal guns - 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 150 per gun
Machine guns in deck mounts, 1936 Model
2 x Quad mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
2 double raised mounts
2 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm 45,0 cal guns - 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 150 per gun
Machine guns in deck mounts, 1936 Model
2 x Single mounts on centreline, aft deck forward
Weight of broadside 115 lbs / 52 kg

Armour:
- Armoured deck - multiple decks: 0,79" / 20 mm For and Aft decks

- Conning towers: Forward 2,36" / 60 mm, Aft 0,00" / 0 mm

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 17.962 shp / 13.400 Kw = 28,00 kts
Range 6.500nm at 12,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 315 tons

Complement:
105 - 137

Cost:
£0,622 million / $2,489 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 32 tons, 2,5%
Armour: 72 tons, 5,7%
- Armour Deck: 66 tons, 5,2%
- Conning Tower: 6 tons, 0,5%
Machinery: 502 tons, 39,9%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 361 tons, 28,7%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 212 tons, 16,9%
Miscellaneous weights: 80 tons, 6,4%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
735 lbs / 333 Kg = 20,8 x 4,1 " / 105 mm shells or 0,4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,35
Metacentric height 1,9 ft / 0,6 m
Roll period: 11,2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 60 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,18
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0,85

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has low quarterdeck ,
a normal bow and large transom stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0,450 / 0,465
Length to Beam Ratio: 6,14 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 18,03 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 76 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 12,30 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 20,00%, 18,04 ft / 5,50 m, 16,73 ft / 5,10 m
- Forward deck: 30,00%, 16,73 ft / 5,10 m, 16,73 ft / 5,10 m
- Aft deck: 35,00%, 16,73 ft / 5,10 m, 16,73 ft / 5,10 m
- Quarter deck: 15,00%, 11,81 ft / 3,60 m, 11,81 ft / 3,60 m
- Average freeboard: 16,10 ft / 4,91 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 144,4%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 166,8%
Waterplane Area: 5.496 Square feet or 511 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 100%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 36 lbs/sq ft or 178 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,54
- Longitudinal: 5,31
- Overall: 0,68
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 20 tons for sonar
- 10 tons for hydrophone
- 15 tons for 2 DC rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 30 tons for 120 DCs (each 250 kg)

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Huangshi 400; laid down 1936
HICMS Huangshi 401; laid down 1936
HICMS Huangshi 402; laid down 1939
HICMS Huangshi 403; laid down 1939

HICMS Huangshi 406; laid down 1943
HICMS Huangshi 407; laid down 1943
HICMS Huangshi 408; laid down 1943
HICMS Huangshi 409; laid down 1943

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 10:39am

Jiang - Class (ex Mexican Yucuman - Class)

Jiang - class (ex Mexican Yucuman - Class)
Destroyer Escort

Displacement:
984 t light; 1,023 t standard; 1,099 t normal; 1,159 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
316.16 ft / 309.00 ft x 28.60 ft x 9.50 ft (normal load)
96.37 m / 94.18 m x 8.72 m x 2.90 m

Armament:
5 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns in single mounts, 30.42lbs / 13.80kg shells, 1931 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority aft, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
6 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4 mounts), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1931 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 154 lbs / 70 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200
4 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -

- Conning tower: 2.76" / 70 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 25,000 shp / 18,650 Kw = 31.09 kts
Range 3,800nm at 10.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 136 tons

Complement:
95 - 124

Cost:
£0.167 million / $0.669 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 19 tons, 1.8 %
Armour: 14 tons, 1.3 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 8 tons, 0.7 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 6 tons, 0.6 %
Machinery: 577 tons, 52.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 349 tons, 31.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 115 tons, 10.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 25 tons, 2.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
341 lbs / 155 Kg = 11.2 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.44
Metacentric height 1.4 ft / 0.4 m
Roll period: 10.0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 50 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.22
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.22

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.458
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.80 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.58 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 67 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 41
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Forecastle (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Mid (40 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m (10.50 ft / 3.20 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
- Stern: 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
- Average freeboard: 14.17 ft / 4.32 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 185.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 107.9 %
Waterplane Area: 5,675 Square feet or 527 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 52 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 28 lbs/sq ft or 138 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 2.61
- Overall: 0.59
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 5 tons for sonar
- 15 tons for 2 DC-rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 5 tons for 20 DCs (each 250 kg)



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Yalong Jiang; laid down 1914
HICMS Jinsha Jiang; laid down 1914
HICMS Min Jiang; laid down 1914
HICMS Wu Jiang; laid down 1914
HICMS Chuan Jiang; laid down 1914
HICMS Yangzi Jiang; laid down 1914

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 10:48am

Dingling - Class (ex Mexican Azteca - Class)

Dingling - Class (ex Mexican Azteca - Class)
Destroyer Escort

Displacement:
195 t light; 201 t standard; 219 t normal; 233 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
136.02 ft / 132.00 ft x 19.00 ft x 6.50 ft (normal load)
41.46 m / 40.23 m x 5.79 m x 1.98 m

Armament:
1 - 3.00" / 76.2 mm guns in single mounts, 13.50lbs / 6.12kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose gun in deck mount
on centreline forward
1 - 1.85" / 47.0 mm guns in single mounts, 3.17lbs / 1.44kg shells, 1932 Model
Quick firing gun in deck mount
on centreline aft
2 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mount
on centreline amidships
Weight of broadside 17 lbs / 8 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
2nd: 0.50" / 13 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 1 shaft, 2,420 shp / 1,805 Kw = 20.00 kts
Range 2,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 32 tons

Complement:
27 - 36

Cost:
£0.085 million / $0.339 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2 tons, 1.0 %
Armour: 2 tons, 0.9 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 2 tons, 0.9 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 71 tons, 32.6 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 103 tons, 47.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 24 tons, 10.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 17 tons, 7.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
232 lbs / 105 Kg = 17.2 x 3.0 " / 76 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.12
Metacentric height 0.5 ft / 0.2 m
Roll period: 11.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 51 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.11
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.26

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.470
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.95 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 11.49 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 72 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 40
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 15.00 ft / 4.57 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 13.00 ft / 3.96 m
- Mid (50 %): 13.00 ft / 3.96 m (7.00 ft / 2.13 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 7.00 ft / 2.13 m
- Stern: 7.00 ft / 2.13 m
- Average freeboard: 10.16 ft / 3.10 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 122.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 107.2 %
Waterplane Area: 1,556 Square feet or 145 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 27 lbs/sq ft or 132 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.80
- Longitudinal: 11.91
- Overall: 1.05
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Misc. Weight:
- 5 tons for hydrophone
- 7.5 tons for DC-rail
- 4.5 tons for 30 DCs (each DC: 150kg)



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Dingling; laid down 1932
HICMS Fufuluo; laid down 1932
HICMS Gaoche; laid down 1932
HICMS Huihe; laid down 1932
HICMS Minyeu; laid down 1932
HICMS Qidan; laid down 1932

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 12:15pm

Hai Ou - Class

Hai Ou - Class
Destroyer Escort

During the restructuration of the Chinese Navy, the Multi-Purpose-Sloop (MS-X) were clasified as Hai Ou - Class.

Displacement:
511 t light; 548 t standard; 614 t normal; 668 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
213,23 ft / 207,02 ft x 29,53 ft x 8,79 ft (normal load)
64,99 m / 63,10 m x 9,00 m x 2,68 m

Armament:
2 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns in single mounts, 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1946 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread
4 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (1x4 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1946 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
2 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns in single mounts, 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1946 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
4 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns in single mounts, 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1946 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 83 lbs / 38 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 480

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0,79" / 20 mm - -

- Conning tower: 1,38" / 35 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 7.449 shp / 5.557 Kw = 24,00 kts
Range 3.500nm at 14,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 120 tons

Complement:
61 - 80

Cost:
£0,374 million / $1,494 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 10 tons, 1,7%
Armour: 6 tons, 0,9%
- Belts: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Armament: 4 tons, 0,6%
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Conning Tower: 2 tons, 0,3%
Machinery: 186 tons, 30,3%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 209 tons, 34,0%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 103 tons, 16,8%
Miscellaneous weights: 100 tons, 16,3%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
388 lbs / 176 Kg = 11,0 x 4,1 " / 105 mm shells or 0,3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,14
Metacentric height 1,0 ft / 0,3 m
Roll period: 12,3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 57 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,25
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,14

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle
Block coefficient: 0,400
Length to Beam Ratio: 7,01 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 14,39 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 67 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 17,06 ft / 5,20 m
- Forecastle (20%): 15,75 ft / 4,80 m (15,09 ft / 4,60 m aft of break)
- Mid (55%): 10,17 ft / 3,10 m
- Quarterdeck (20%): 10,17 ft / 3,10 m
- Stern: 10,17 ft / 3,10 m
- Average freeboard: 12,25 ft / 3,73 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 131,9%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 136,4%
Waterplane Area: 3.763 Square feet or 350 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 109%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 30 lbs/sq ft or 146 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,56
- Longitudinal: 3,69
- Overall: 0,68
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 20 tons for sonar
- 10 tons for hydrophone
- 20 tons for 2 DC (each 10 tons)
- 15 tons for 2 DC rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 25 tons for 100 DCs (each 250 kg)
- 10 tons storage

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Hai Ou - 1; laid down 1946
HICMS Hai Ou - 2; laid down 1946
HICMS Hai Ou - 3; laid down 1946
HICMS Hai Ou - 4; laid down 1946
HICMS Hai Ou - 5; laid down 1946

HICMS Hai Ou - 6; laid down 1947
HICMS Hai Ou - 7; laid down 1947
HICMS Hai Ou - 8; laid down 1947
HICMS Hai Ou - 9; laid down 1947
HICMS Hai Ou - 10; laid down 1947

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Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 12:29pm

Kuang Hua - Class

Kuang Hua - Class
Destroyer Escort

During the restructuration of the Chinese Navy, the Destroyer Escort (DE-X) were clasified as Kuang Hua - Class.

Displacement:
1.187 t light; 1.265 t standard; 1.556 t normal; 1.788 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
300,96 ft / 293,64 ft x 31,82 ft x 12,14 ft (normal load)
91,73 m / 89,50 m x 9,70 m x 3,70 m

Armament:
6 - 3,94" / 100 mm guns (3x2 guns), 30,51lbs / 13,84kg shells, 1946 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
2 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1946 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
4 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1946 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
4 - 0,50" / 12,7 mm guns in single mounts, 0,06lbs / 0,03kg shells, 1946 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 185 lbs / 84 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 450

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1,18" / 30 mm 0,79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0,79" / 20 mm 0,79" / 20 mm -
3rd: 0,39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 11.266 shp / 8.405 Kw = 25,00 kts
Range 12.000nm at 13,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 523 tons

Complement:
123 - 161

Cost:
£0,712 million / $2,846 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 23 tons, 1,5%
Armour: 15 tons, 1,0%
- Belts: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Armament: 15 tons, 1,0%
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0,0%
Machinery: 281 tons, 18,1%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 668 tons, 42,9%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 369 tons, 23,7%
Miscellaneous weights: 200 tons, 12,9%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
2.300 lbs / 1.043 Kg = 75,4 x 3,9 " / 100 mm shells or 0,8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,00
Metacentric height 0,9 ft / 0,3 m
Roll period: 14,2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 80 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,80
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2,00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle, rise forward of midbreak, raised quarterdeck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0,480
Length to Beam Ratio: 9,23 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 19,73 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 61 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 40
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 17,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23,95 ft / 7,30 m
- Forecastle (20%): 23,62 ft / 7,20 m (23,29 ft / 7,10 m aft of break)
- Mid (55%): 23,29 ft / 7,10 m (12,47 ft / 3,80 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (20%): 13,78 ft / 4,20 m (13,12 ft / 4,00 m before break)
- Stern: 14,44 ft / 4,40 m
- Average freeboard: 18,92 ft / 5,77 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 86,8%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 186,2%
Waterplane Area: 6.357 Square feet or 591 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 162%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 41 lbs/sq ft or 199 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,63
- Longitudinal: 8,49
- Overall: 0,81
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 20 tons for sonar
- 20 tons for radar
- 15 tons for 2 DC rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 20 tons for 4 DC mortars (each 5 tons)
- 50 tons for 200 DCs (each 250 kg)
- 75 tons storage



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Ships in Class:
Kuang Hua - 1; laid down 1946
Kuang Hua - 2; laid down 1946