Japanese escort ship CD-40

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Empire of Japan
Name: CD-40
Builder: Fujinagata Shipbuilding, Osaka
Laid down: 20 March 1944
Launched: 15 November 1944
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 22 December 1944
Commissioned: 22 December 1944
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Stricken: 30 November 1945
Fate: ceded to the Republic of China, 29 August 1947
Republic of China Navy
Acquired: 29 August 1947
Renamed: Cheng An / Chan An
Stricken: 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

CD-40 or No. 40 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II and later the Republic of China Navy.


She was laid down on 20 March 1944 at the Osaka shipyard of Fujinagata Shipbuilding for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 15 November 1944.[2][3] On 22 December 1944, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 1 February 1945, she was assigned to the First Escort Fleet and then reassigned on 10 July 1945 to the 105th Escort Squadron.[2] 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 Cheng An / Chan An (成安).[2][4] She was struck from the Naval List in 1963.[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 (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-40: 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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