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ROCS Pan Chao (FFG-1108)
Career (Republic of China)
Name: ROCS Pan Chao (FFG-1108)
Builder: China Shipbuilding Corp.,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
Laid down: 25 July 1995
Launched: 3 July 1997
Commissioned: 16 December 1997
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Cheng Kung-class frigate
Displacement: 4,103 tons full
Length: 453 ft (138 m)
Beam: 46.95 ft (14.31 m)
Propulsion: General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 40,000 shp total
Speed: 29 knots
Complement: 18 officers
180 enlisted
19 flight crew
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-49 air search radar
SPS-55 surface search radar
CAS, STIR gun fire control radar
SQS-56 sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament: 40 × SM-1MR at Mk 13 Missile Launcher
4 × Hsiung Feng II and 4 HF-3 supersonic AShM
1 × OTO Melara 76 mm naval gun
2 × Bofors 40mm/L70mm guns
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × triple Mark 32 ASW torpedo tubes with Mark 46 anti-submarine torpedoes
Aircraft carried: Sikorsky S-70C-1/2

ROCS Pan Chao (班超, FFG-1108) is the sixth of eight Taiwanese-built Cheng Kung-class frigates of the Republic of China Navy, based on the Oliver Hazard Perry class. Laid down in July 1995 and launched in May 1996, Pan Chao was commissioned in December 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, Pan Chao was built under license by China SB Corp. at Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, ROC.

As of 2015, Pan Chao is homeported at Tso-Ying naval base.


Pan Chao is named after Pan Chao (班超) (32 - 102), who was a Chinese general and cavalry commander in charge of the administration of the "Western Regions" (Central Asia) during the Eastern Han Dynasty. He was famous for repelling the Xiongnu and secured Chinese control on the Tarim Basin region.

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