- ROCS Tzu I (FFG-1107)
ROCS "Tzu I" (子儀, FFG-1107) is the fifth of eight Taiwanese-built frigates based on the USN Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) design. Laid down in
August 7, 1994and launched in July, 1995, "Tzu I" was commissioned in service in January, 1997. All of these Taiwanese FFG's have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry FFG's, but have a different weapon and electronics fit.
Like her sister ships, "Tzu I" was built under license by China SB Corp. at
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC.
As of 2005, "Tzu I" is homeported at Tso-Ying naval base.
"Tzu I" is named after Kuo Tzu-I (郭子儀) (
697- 781), a famous generalof the Tang Dynasty. He was famous for ending the Anshi Rebellion, and leading expeditions against the Huihe (Uyghurs) and Tubo ( Tibetans) incursions into Tang territory.
Other units of class
"Cheng Kung" class frigates are all named after famous generals in
*ROCS "Cheng Kung" (成功, FFG-1101)
*ROCS "Cheng Ho" (鄭和, FFG-1103)
*ROCS "Chi Kuang" (繼光, FFG-1105)
*ROCS "Yueh Fei" (岳飛, FFG-1106)
*ROCS "Pan Chao" (班超, FFG-1108)
*ROCS "Chang Chien" (張騫, FFG-1109)
*ROCS "Tian Dan" (田單, FFG-1110)
*Displacement: 2851 ton lightship, 3610 ton standard
*Length: 138.8 metres
*Beam: 13.72 metres
*Draught: 8.6 metres
Mk 13 Missile Launcherfor the Hsiung Feng II SSM and the SM-1MR Standard SAM:*Mk 75 Oto Melara 76 mm Compact Gun:*Mk 15 Phalanx 20 mm CIWS:*Mk 32 SVTT for Mk 46 Lightweight Torpedoes:*Hangar capacity for two Sikorsky S-70C(M)2 Seahawk helicopters
*Propulsion: Two LM2500 Gas Turbines coupled to a single shaft and controllable pitch propellor
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