Type 053H2G frigate
PLAN 053H2G (Jiangwei I) frigate 540 Huainan
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force|
|Preceded by:||Type 053H2 Jianghu-III|
|Succeeded by:||Type 053H3 frigate|
|Displacement:||2,250 tons standard, 2,393 tons full load|
|Propulsion:||CODAD, 2 shaft, 2 x 18E390VA diesel @ 14,000 hp (10.4 MW) & 2x MTU diesel @ 8,840 hp (6.6 MW)|
|Speed:||28 knots |
|Range:||5,000 miles at 15 to 16 knots (30 km/h)|
|Complement:||168 (with 30 officers)|
|Aircraft carried:||Harbin Z-9C|
The Type 053H2G (NATO codename Jiangwei I) were Chinese frigates that entered service with the People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force in the 1990s. They were later variants of the Type 053 frigate family, and were the PLAN's first multi-role frigates. Only 4 units were built before the class was superseded by the more capable Type 053H3 Jiangwei II class
All 4 vessels are currently serving as coastguard cutters.
In the 1980s, the PLAN ordered Shanghai-based Hudong Shipyard (now Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard) to build a replacement for the Type 053K air defence frigate. The new class was based on the Type 053H2 frigate and designated Type 053H2G. Development was carried out under Project 055.
The Type 053H2G was slightly larger than the Type 053H2, and equipped with HQ-61B surface-to-air missiles (SAM). Four Type 053H2G were built between 1988 and 1991. Some sources claim they were called Type 055 and uprated with HQ-7 SAMs; the alternate designation may have been confused with the Type 053H2G's development designation.
The HQ-61 SAM proved unsatisfactory and the class was superseded by the Type 053H3 which was an improved Type 053H2G equipped with HQ-7 SAMs.
Ships of Class
|1||539||安庆 / Anqing||Hudong||June 1990||July 1992||East Sea Fleet||Decommissioned in 2015. Transferred to Coast Guard as Coast Guard Patrol Ship #31239.|
|2||540||淮南 / Huainan||Hudong||December 1990||December 1992||East Sea Fleet||Decommissioned in 2015. Transferred to Coast Guard as Coast Guard Patrol Ship #31240.|
|3||541||淮北 / Huaibei||Hudong||December 1992||July 1993||East Sea Fleet||Decommissioned in 2015. Transferred to Coast Guard as Coast Guard Patrol Ship #31241.|
|4||542||铜陵 / Tongling||Hudong||December 1993||July 1994||East Sea Fleet||Decommissioned in 2015. Transferred to Coast Guard as Coast Guard Patrol Ship (fitting out)|
- Toppan, Andrew. "World Navies Today: Chinese Surface Combatants." Haze Gray & Underway.2002-03-24. Retrieved 2011-05-10.