Two naval ships enters the service in Taiwan Navy
- November 10, 2018
Taiwan Navy has commissioned two Cheng Kung class frigates on Thursday at the Zuoying base in Kaohsiung.
The ex-US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG 51), have been renamed Ming Chuan and Feng Chia.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen “We want to send a clear and firm message from Taiwanese people to the international community that we will not concede one step in defending. Taiwan and protecting our free and democratic way of life,” said at the ceremony.
The frigates equipped with more advanced systems than the current Cheng Kung-class frigates, based on the Perry-class frigate, and domestically built by Taiwan’s shipbuilding company CSBC Corporation.