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Chengdu-class frigates

The Chengdu-class frigates were modified Riga-class ships obtained from the Soviet Union.

Specifications

Builder Hudong SY, Guangzhou SY
Propulsion steam turbine
Length 91 meters
Beam 10.2 meters
Draft 3.2 meters
Displacement 1,510 tons Full Load
Endurance 550 miles @ 28 knots
2,000 miles @ 13 knots
Speed 28 knots
Crew 175
Armament
  • 3 - 100mm guns
  • 4 - 37mm AA guns
  • 4 - 14.5mm machine guns
  • mines
  • Construction Four units of this class were built in the 1950s, and entered service in the 1960s. They remained in service through the 1980s before being discarded.

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