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Lo Yang-class [Allen M. Sumner] Destroyer

The Allen M. Sumner-class originally included 70 ships, 33 of which were extensively modified under FRAM II (Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization). This modernization included new ASW torpedo launchers, facilities for operating ASW helos, variable depth sonar (VDS), machinery overhauls, new electronics and rehabilitation of the living and working spaces. Several of these ships were later transferred to Taiwan. Several Sumner-class ships remained active until retired in 1998. These elderly Lo Yang-class warships should have been decommissioned after the second-generation warships were commissioned. However, the Lo Yang-class warships served the purpose keeping up appearancess of showing that Taiwan still had a large number of naval ships, though they were of limited combat effectiveness.

Specifications

Builder
Propulsion 2 geared turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp
Length 376 feet / meters
Beam 40.8 feet / meters
Draft 19 feet / meters
Displacement 2,200 tons standard
3,320 tons full load
Endurance
Speed 35 knots
Crew 14 officers, 260 enlisted
Armament
  • 6 - 5-inch guns
  • 6 - 3-inch guns
  • 2 - Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
  • 2 - Mk 25 fixed torpedo tubes
  • Construction
    976	Heng Yang		Ex-DD 747		stricken
    986	Hsiang Yang	Ex-DD 745		stricken
    988	Hua Yang		Ex-DD 857		stricken
    972	Huei Yang		Ex-DD 696		stricken 1999
    949	Lo Yang		Ex-DD 746		stricken
    954	Nan Yang		Ex-DD 760		stricken 2000
    ...	Po Yang		Ex-DD 731		stricken
    944	Yuen Yang		Ex-DD 700		stricken
    

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