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ROCS Chang Chien (FFG-1109)
Career (Republic of China)
Name: Chang Chien
Builder: China Shipbuilding Corporation, Koahsiung[1]
Laid down: 4 December 1995[1]
Launched: 14 May 1997[1]
Commissioned: 1 December 1988[1]
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 2750 ton light
4105 ton full load
Length: 453 ft (138.1 m)
Beam: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Draught: 14.8 ft (4.5 m)
Installed power: 41,000 shp (31,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2× General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 1 shaft
Speed: 29 kn (33 mph; 54 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (5,200 mi; 8,300 km)
Complement: 234
Sensors and
processing systems:

Radar:
AN/SPS-49A air search
Mk 92 fire control
UD417 Target indicator

Sonar:
SQS-56/DE 1160 hull mounted active
BAe/Thomson Sintra ATAS active towed array
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Chang Feng IV
Armament:

Mk 13 Missile Launcher, 40 SM-1MR anti-aircraft guided missiles
Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missiles
OTO Melara 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
1× 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
Bofors 40 mm guns

triple Mark 32 Anti-submarine warfare torpedo tubes, Mark 46 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 or 2× S-70C(M) helicopters

ROCS Chang Chien (張騫, FFG-1109) is the seventh of eight Taiwanese-built frigates based on the Oliver Hazard Perry-class. Laid down in June 1996 and launched in April 1997, Chang Chien was commissioned in November, 1998. All of these Taiwanese FFG's have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry FFG's, but have a different weapon and electronics fit.

Like her sister ships, Chang Chien was built under license by China SB Corp. at Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC.

As of 2005, Chang Chien is homeported at Tso-Ying naval base.

Namesake[edit | edit source]

Chang Chien is named after Chang Chien (張騫) (195 BCE - 114 BCE), who served as an emissary to the nation-states in today's Central Asia and later as a general for the Han Dynasty. He was famous for not-giving up his emissary mission even when captured by Xiongnu and forced to lived among them for many years. Chang Chien was also instrumental for eventual Han conquest and colonization of the region now known as Xinjiang.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Saunders 2002, p. 691.
  • Saunders, Stephen. Jane's Fighting Ships 2002–2003. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2002. ISBN 0710624328.


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