Japanese escort ship CD-194

Empire of Japan
Name: CD-194
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
Laid down: 18 December 1944
Launched: 15 February 1944
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 15 March 1945
Commissioned: 15 March 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Stricken: 5 October 1945
Fate: ceded to the Republic of China, 6 July 1947
Republic of China Navy
Acquired: 6 July 1947
Renamed: Weihai
Fate: seized by the People's Republic of China, 23 April 1949
 People's Liberation Army Navy
Acquired: 23 April 1949
Renamed: Jinan
Stricken: 1986
Identification: 217
Fate: unknown
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-194 or No. 194 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.


She was laid down on 18 December 1944 at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 15 February 1944.[2][3] On 15 March 1945, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 10 August 1945, she was damaged along with CD-198 by enemy aircraft in the Tsushima Strait at 34°42′N 130°13′E / 34.700°N 130.217°E / 34.700; 130.217Coordinates: 34°42′N 130°13′E / 34.700°N 130.217°E / 34.700; 130.217.[2] On 15 August 1945, Japan announced their unconditional surrender and she was turned over to the Allies.[2] On 5 October 1945, she was struck from the Navy List.[2][3] She was assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service and went on several repatriation journeys.[2]

On 6 July 1947, she was ceded to the Republic of China as a war reparation and renamed Weihai (威海).[2]

On 23 April 1949, she was attacked an damage by gunfire on the Yangtze River and seized by forces of the People's Republic of China.[2] She was renamed Jinan.[4] 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 h Hackett, Bob; Cundall, Peter; Kingsepp, Sander; Casse, Gilbert; Higuchi, Tatsuhiro (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-194: 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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