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Japanese escort ship CD-104

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History
Empire of Japan
Name: CD-104
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
Laid down: 1 September 1944
Launched: 16 December 1944
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 31 January 1945
Commissioned: 31 January 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Struck: 30 November 1945
Fate: ceded to the Republic of China, 29 August 1947
History
Republic of China Navy
Acquired: 29 August 1947
Renamed: Tai An
Struck: 1963
General characteristics [1]
Type: Type D escort ship
Displacement: 740 long tons (752 t) standard
Length: 69.5 m (228 ft)
Beam: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.05 m (10 ft)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, geared turbine engines, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 17.5 knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 16 kn (18 mph; 30 km/h)
Complement: 160
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 22-Go radar
  • Type 93 sonar
  • Type 3 hydrophone
Armament:

CD-104 or No. 104 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II and later the Republic of China Navy.

History

She was laid down on 1 September 1944 at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 16 December 1944.[2][3] On 31 January 1945, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 15 March 1945, she was assigned to the First Escort Fleet and then reassigned on 10 April 1945 to the Seventh Fleet. On 15 August 1945, Japan announced their unconditional surrender.[2] On 30 November 1945, she was struck from the Navy List.[2][3] On 1 December 1945, she was assigned to the Allied Occupation Force where she served as a minesweeper.[2]

On 29 August 1947, she was ceded to the Republic of China as a war reparation and renamed Tai An (泰安).[2][4] She was struck from the Naval List in 1963.[4]

References

  1. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. 1980. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hackett, Bob; Cundall, Peter (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-104: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Stille, Mark (18 July 2017). Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45. Bloomsbury Press. pp. 41–45. ISBN 9781472818164.
  4. ^ a b "CHENG AN escorts (1944-1945/1947)". navypedia.org. Retrieved 10 April 2020.

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