Guided missile destroyer ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) (ex USS Scott)

Guided missile destroyer ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) (ex USS Scott) 0Guided missile destroyer ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) (ex USS Scott) 1Guided missile destroyer ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) (ex USS Scott) 2Guided missile destroyer ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) (ex USS Scott) 3

Basic information

Keelung Naval Base
  • USS Scott (DDG 995) 01.03.1980 — 17.12.2005
Country of build:
Laid down:
Commissioned (service):
Decommissioned (out):
Purchased from USA in 2003

Ship measurements

7,289 t
171.6 m
16.8 m
9.6 m


Propulsion system:
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 80,000 shp total (60 MW)
33 knots
6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)



Combat assets

  • SPS-48E air search radar
  • SPG-60 gun fire control radar
  • SPS-55 surface search radar
  • SPQ-9A gun fire control radar
  • SQS-53 sonar
  • SLQ-32(V)3 Outboard II
  • 2 * Mark 26 launchers
  • 62 * SM-2 Block IIIA SAM
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon Mark 141 quad launchers
  • 2 * Mark 15 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mark 45 5 in (127 mm) gun
  • 2 * Mark 32 triple tube mounts with
  • 6 * Mark 46 torpedoes
  • 2 * Sikorsky S-70C(M)1/2 Seahawk

ROCS Kee Lung (DDG 1801) is the lead ship of her class of guided-missile destroyers currently in active service of Republic of China Navy.

While Kee Lung is the lead ship of her class, she was actually not the first ship in her class built. Kee Lung was formerly the American Kidd-class destroyer USS Scott (DDG 995), which was decommissioned by the United States Navy in 1998. Scott was sold to the Republic of China Navy along with the other three Kidd-class destroyers in 2001. Scott was then renamed to Kee Long was the first of the four ships to be commissioned in the Republic of China Navy which made her the lead ship in the Republic of China Navy. Ironically, the USS Kidd (DDG 993), which was the original lead ship of the class, was also sold to the Republic of China Navy in 2006 and was renamed ROCS Tso Ying (DDG 1803). For a period of time Kee Lung was tentatively named Chi Teh, a transliteration of Kidd into Chinese. But it was later decided to name her after the port of Keelung, a major naval port in northern Taiwan.

Kee Lung, along with her three sister ships, is the largest destroyer and second largest ship in displacement ever in Republic of China Navy service, only smaller than ROCS Hsu Hai (LSD 193), a dock landing ship. Kee Lung was re-fitted for service in the ROCN at Detyen's Shipyard in North Charleston, South Carolina. She was formally commissioned on 17 December 2005 along with sister ship ROCS Su Ao (DDG 1802).

Kee Lung is the only one of her sister ships to be equipped with LAMPS III system and flight deck strengthened. This enables Kee Lung to carry up to two of the more capable Sikorsky S-70(M)-1/2 Seahawk helicopters for anti-submarine warfare, compared to her sister ships.

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