Chinese frigate Dongguan

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Chinese frigate Dongguan aground on Half Moon Shoal.jpg
Dongguan
Career (PRC)
Name: Dongguan
Namesake: Dongguan
Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Shanghai[1]
Completed: 1995[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: Type 053 frigate
Displacement: 1,425 long tons (1,448 t) empty
1,702 long tons (1,729 t) full
Length: 103.22 m (338 ft 8 in)
Beam: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 8,000 shp (5,966 kW) 12E390VA diesel engines
2 × 16PA6V280BTC diesel generators
2 shafts
Speed: 25.6 knots (47.4 km/h; 29.5 mph)
Endurance: 15 days
Complement: 200
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 360S 2D E/F-band air/surface search radar
  • Type 517A A-Band radar
  • Type 343G I/J-band main gun and missile targeting radar
  • Type 341 I-band anti-aircraft targeting radar
  • Racal Decca RM-1290 navigation radars
  • SJD-5 hull-mounted MF sonar
  • SJC-1B reconnaissance sonar
  • SJX-4 communications sonar
  • Type 651A IFF
  • ZJK-3A combat intelligence centre
Armament:

Dongguan (560) is a Type 053H1G (Jianghu-V) frigate of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

The frigate is based at in Mischief Reef, 76 nautical miles from Half Moon Shoal.[3] On 25 February 2011 she was involved in a confrontation in Jackson Atoll with three fishing boats from the Philippines.[4] She ran aground on Half Moon Shoal on 11 July 2012.[5][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jianghu-class frigates". globalsecurity.org. 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Type 053H1G (Jianghu-V Class) Missile Frigate". SinoDefence.com. 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Jaime Laude (2012-07-14). "China ship runs aground near Phl". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  4. ^ George Amurao (2012-07-21). "A shoal too far in South China Sea". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  5. ^ Austin Ramzy (2012-07-24). "China’s Newest City Raises Threat of Conflict in South China Sea". time.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25.