The Lau-class destroyer (aka DGN-52 class) was developed in conjuction with the Cheung-class. It replaced the LM2500 gas turbines with a pair of S6W reactors also used on the Seawolf class. This change to nuclear power allowed unlimited cruising range at max maximum speed, considered necessary for carrier operations. In nearly every other respect, it was identical. Subsequently, six of them have been upgraded with the STAR system. The remaining three are under lease to The Vineyards.

Characteristics Edit

Displacement: 10,000 tons (standard load)
Length: 539 feet
Beam: 59 feet
Draft: 30 feet
Speed: 30+ knots
Range: unlimited
Propulsion: 2x S6W reactor

Armament Edit

128 cells Mk 41 VLS
1x Millenium CIWS
1x RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher
1x Mk71 8in MCLWG
2x Mk 32 Triple Torpedo Tubes
2x 20mm automatic cannon
2x MH-60R ASW helicopter
Remote Minehunting System

EW & Decoys Edit

  • SLQ-32(V)3 EW system
  • Mk53 SRBOC/Nulka launchers
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy

Electronics Edit

  • AEGIS battle management system
    • SPY-1D radar
    • SPQ-9B Surface Search and Track Radar
    • SPS-64(V)9 Surface Search Radar
    • 4x SPG-62 missile directors
  • AN/SQS-53D active sonar
  • AN/SQR-19 TACTAS passive sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system


  • STAR battle management system
    • SPY-3A radar
    • SPQ-9B Surface Search and Track Radar
    • SPS-64(V)9 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SQS-53D active sonar
  • AN/SQR-20 CAPTAS towed active/passive sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system

Ship ListEdit

Tian Xia
Name Number Commissioning Date Status
Lau DGN-52 1995 Active, Upgraded to STAR
Chow DGN-55 1996 Leased to Vineyards
Tong DGN-56 1996 Active, Upgraded to STAR
Lung DGN-64 1999 Leased to Vineyards
Pang DGN-68 2000 Active, Upgraded to STAR
Kong DGN-70 2001 Active, Upgraded to STAR
Theng DGN-72 2001 Leased to Vineyards
Ma DGN-73 2002 Active, Upgraded to STAR
Lam DGN-78 2003 Active, Upgraded to STAR