Japanese escort ship CD-198

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Empire of Japan
Name: CD-198
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
Laid down: 31 December 1944
Launched: 26 February 1945
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 11 March 1945
Commissioned: 11 March 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Stricken: 5 October 1945
Fate: ceded to the Republic of China, 31 July 1947
Republic of China Navy
Acquired: 31 July 1947
Renamed: Hsian
Fate: seized by the People's Republic of China, 1949
 People's Liberation Army Navy
Acquired: 1949
Renamed: Xian
Stricken: 1986
Identification: 220
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-198 or No. 198 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.


She was laid down on 31 December 1944 at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 26 February 1945.[2][3] On 11 March 1945, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 10 August 1945, she was damaged along with CD-194 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 in September 1945.[2] On 5 October 1945, she was struck from the Navy List.[2][3] On 1 December 1945, she was assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service.[2]

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

In 1949, she was taken over by the People's Republic of China[2] and renamed Xian (西安).[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-198: 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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