TWO ROC WARSHIPS DECOMMISSIONED
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TWO ROC WARSHIPS DECOMMISSIONED

Kaohsiung, Aug. 16 (CNA) Two Republic of China warships were decommissioned on Monday after almost 30 years of service, bringing to 10 the total number of naval vessels decommissioned by the ROC.

The ceremony for the decommissioning of the Hui Yang and the Han Yang was held at southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung Port, and was presided over by Rear Admiral Chang Wu-tai, commander of the 168 Warship Fleet. More than 400 officers and seamen, including former commanders of each of the two warships, also participated.

No. 906 Hui Yang began service in the ROC Navy in 1971, carried out more than 400 missions, and received many distinguished merits during her 28 years of service.

No. 915 Han Yang started its military career in 1974. She also carried out numerous distinguished exploits during her 25 years of service.

In the last two years, the navy has commissioned a series of modern, advanced warships into its battle fleet, while accelerating its weeding out of older vessels. (By David Hsu)