|ROCS Pan Chao (FFG-1108)|
|Career (Republic of China)|
|Name:||ROCS Pan Chao (FFG-1108)|
China Shipbuilding Corp.,|
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
|Laid down:||25 July 1995|
|Launched:||3 July 1997|
|Commissioned:||16 December 1997|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Class & type:||Cheng Kung-class frigate|
|Displacement:||4,103 tons full|
|Length:||453 ft (138 m)|
|Beam:||46.95 ft (14.31 m)|
|Propulsion:||General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 40,000 shp total|
19 flight crew
|Sensors and |
AN/SPS-49 air search radar|
SPS-55 surface search radar
CAS, STIR gun fire control radar
|Electronic warfare |
(AN/SLQ-32(V)2 + SIDEKICK)
40 × SM-1MR at Mk 13 Missile Launcher|
4 × Hsiung Feng II and 4 HF-3 supersonic AShM
1 × OTO Melara 76 mm naval gun
2 × Bofors 40mm/L70mm guns
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × triple Mark 32 ASW torpedo tubes with Mark 46 anti-submarine torpedoes
|Aircraft carried:||Sikorsky S-70C-1/2|
ROCS Pan Chao (班超, FFG-1108) is the sixth of eight Taiwanese-built Cheng Kung-class frigates of the Republic of China Navy, based on the Oliver Hazard Perry class. Laid down in July 1995 and launched in May 1996, Pan Chao was commissioned in December 1997. 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, Pan Chao was built under license by China SB Corp. at Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC.
As of 2015[update], Pan Chao is homeported at Tso-Ying naval base.
Pan Chao is named after Pan Chao (班超) (32 - 102), who was a Chinese general and cavalry commander in charge of the administration of the "Western Regions" (Central Asia) during the Eastern Han Dynasty. He was famous for repelling the Xiongnu and secured Chinese control on the Tarim Basin region.
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