Calls to rename frigates from US rebuffed

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 22, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

Two Perry-class frigates to be acquired from the US should not have their names changed, despite calls to name them after naval heroes instead of Qing Dynasty officials, Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said yesterday.

The two decommissioned US Perry-class frigates, the Mingchuan and Fengjia, are to be transferred to the Republic of China Navy next month.

Former president Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration named the two vessels after poet Chiu Feng-jia (丘逢甲), who led the resistance against Japan following the Qing Dynasty’s cession of Taiwan to Japan, and Qing Dynasty governor of Taiwan Liu Ming-chuan (劉銘傳).    [FULL  STORY]

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