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Myanmar Navy Received Two Chinese Frigates

Myanmar Navy Received Two Chinese Frigates 07.03.2012
Text: Military Parity
Photo: militaryphotos.net
Two photos were posted on militaryphotos.net indicating that China handed over two Type 053H1 frigates to Myanmar Navy. The ships obtained hull numbers F21 and F23.

Type 053H1 frigates Jianghu-2 (modernized version of Type 053H1 Jianghu-1, retrofitted Soviet Project 50 escort ship) were built in China in 1981-88 by Hudong Shipyard (Shanghai). In total, ten such ships were built for Chinese Navy, one of them was sold to Bangladesh in 1989 and obtained the name of F18 Osman. In 1984-85, two Type 053H1 frigates were built for Egyptian Navy (951 Najim Al-Zafir and 956 El Nasser).

General characteristics

Displacement, standard/full – 1,565/1,960 tons
Length – 103.22 meters
Beam – 10.83 meters
Draft – 3.19 meters
Powerplant – two-shafted, 2 diesels 12E390VA (16,000 shp), 2 diesel generators 12PA6V280 BTC
Speed – 25.5 knots
Fuel range – 3,000 miles at 18 knots or 1,750 miles at 25 knots
Crew – 195 men (including 30 officers)
Armament: 2x2 launchers of SY-1 antiship missiles; 2x2 100-mm gun mounts Type 79A; 6x2 37-mm gun mounts Type 61 or Type 76; 2x5 240-mm ASW rocket launchers Type 81 (30 depth charge rockets RGB-12) or 2x6 ASW rocket launchers Type 3200 (36 depth charge rockets); 2 depth charge mortars Type 64; 2 depth charge racks

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