|Republic of China Navy|
Lo Yang-class [Allen M. Sumner] DestroyerThe Allen M. Sumner-class originally included 70 ships, 33 of which were extensively modified under FRAM II (Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization). This modernization included new ASW torpedo launchers, facilities for operating ASW helos, variable depth sonar (VDS), machinery overhauls, new electronics and rehabilitation of the living and working spaces. Several of these ships were later transferred to Taiwan. Several Sumner-class ships remained active until retired in 1998. These elderly Lo Yang-class warships should have been decommissioned after the second-generation warships were commissioned. However, the Lo Yang-class warships served the purpose keeping up appearancess of showing that Taiwan still had a large number of naval ships, though they were of limited combat effectiveness.
Builder Propulsion 2 geared turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp Length 376 feet / meters Beam 40.8 feet / meters Draft 19 feet / meters Displacement 2,200 tons standard
3,320 tons full load
Endurance Speed 35 knots Crew 14 officers, 260 enlisted Armament 6 - 5-inch guns 6 - 3-inch guns 2 - Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes 2 - Mk 25 fixed torpedo tubes Construction 976 Heng Yang Ex-DD 747 stricken 986 Hsiang Yang Ex-DD 745 stricken 988 Hua Yang Ex-DD 857 stricken 972 Huei Yang Ex-DD 696 stricken 1999 949 Lo Yang Ex-DD 746 stricken 954 Nan Yang Ex-DD 760 stricken 2000 ... Po Yang Ex-DD 731 stricken 944 Yuen Yang Ex-DD 700 stricken