The Ulsan-class frigate is a class of multi-purpose guided missile frigates built by Korea for the Korean Navy in the late 1970s through early 1980s. The Ulsan-class along with the Pohang-class corvettes are expected to be replaced by the Chongjin-class guided missile frigates

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Patrol Frigate
  • Service Period: 1980-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 341 feet (103.94 meters)
    • Beam: 41 feet (12.5 meters)
    • Draft: 12 feet 6 inches (3.81 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,350 tons
  • Crew: 186 (16 officers and 170 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: CODOG, 2 x LM2500 Gas Turbines, 2 x MTU 538 TB 82 diesel engines
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Speed: 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-48E 3D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-55 Surface Search/Navigation Radar
    • ST-1802 Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-53 Hull mounted Sonar
    • TB-261K Towed Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/ULQ-11K ESM/ECM suite
    • 2 x Mark 36 SRBOC 6-tubed chaff/flare launchers
    • 2 x 15-tube AN/SLQ-261 torpedo acoustic countermeasures
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 76mm/62-caliber Mk.75 naval gun
    • 2 x Mk.141 Harpoon SSM Launchers
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 SVTT triple torpedo tubes (fires Chung Sang Eo torpedoes)
    • 3 x Phalanx 20mm CIWS

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • KPNS Ulsan (FF-951)
  • KPNS Seoul (FF-952)
  • KPNS Hungnam (FF-953)
  • KPNS Changwon (FF-954)
  • KPNS Masan (FF-955)
  • KPNS Gyeongbuk (FF-956)
  • KPNS Jeonnam (FF-957)
  • KPNS Jeju (FF-958)
  • KPNS Busan (FF-959)
  • KPNS Anyang (FF-960)
  • KPNS Cheongju (FF-961)
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