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Jiangnan-class Frigates

The Jiangnan-class frigates were built in China based on a modified Riga-class design obtained from the Soviet Union, using diesel rather than steam turbine propulsion.

Specifications

Builder Shantou SY, Jiangnan SY
Propulsion diesel
Length 92 meters
Beam 10.2 meters
Draft 3 meters
Displacement 1,400 tons Full Load
Endurance
Speed 28 knots
Crew
Armament
  • 3 - 100mm guns
  • 8 - 37mm AA guns
  • mines
  • Construction Five 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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