Japanese escort ship CD-118

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Empire of Japan
Name: CD-118
Builder: Kawasaki Shipyard Co., Ltd., Kobe
Laid down: 8 June 1944
Launched: 20 November 1944
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 27 December 1944
Commissioned: 27 December 1944
Decommissioned: 5 October 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Fate: ceded to the Republic of China, 6 July 1947
Republic of China Navy
Acquired: 31 July 1947:
Renamed: Chieh 12
Fate: seized by the People's Republic of China, 23 April 1949
 People's Liberation Army Navy
Acquired: 1949
Renamed: Chang Sha
Stricken: 1986
Identification: 216
Fate: sunk as target ship, 1982
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

CD-118 or No. 118 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.


She was laid down on 8 June 1944 at the Kobe shipyard of Kawasaki Shipyard Co., Ltd. for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 20 November 1944.[2][3] On 27 December 1944, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 15 August 1945, Japan announced their unconditional surrender and she was turned over to the Allies.[2] On 5 October 1945, she was removed from the Navy List.[2][3] She was assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service and went on numerous repatriation journeys.[2]

On 31 July 1947, she was ceded to the Republic of China as a war reparation and renamed Chieh 12.[2]

In 1949, she was seized by forces of the People's Republic of China[2] and renamed Chang Sha (長沙).[4] In June 1975, she was re-designated as anti-submarine target ship No. 242 and disposed of at sea in 1982.[5] She was struck from the Naval List in 1986.[4]


  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 g Hackett, Bob; Cundall, Peter; Whitman, John (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-118: 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.
  5. ^ Japanese Wikipedia entry (丁型海防艦) for "Type D escort ship"

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