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Friday, May 01, 2015

Taiwan Navy retires two Knox-class frigates


Taiwan's Navy decommissioned two of its eight Knox-class frigates Friday with the intention of replacing them with two Perry-class guided missile frigates that is part of a fleet modernization effort.

The two Knox-class vessels were retired from service at a ceremony in the southern city of Kaohsiung, which was presided over by Navy Commander Adm. Li Hsi-ming (李喜明).

It was part of the effort to modernize the Navy's fleet of vessels and enhance the country's maritime defense capabilities.

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