ROC – Taiwan – Landing Ships

Landing Ships

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Newport Class LOA 522′ TDISP 8,450 tons (2 active with Taiwan)

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Decommissioned tank landing ship ex-USS Manitowoc LST-1180 tied up at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation Shipyard, 1996, prior to sale to the Taiwanese Navy [Detail of]. The ship was commissioned in 2000 as ROCS Chung Ho LST-232 NARA: USN 330-CFD-DN-SC-97-01432 (Robert J. Sitar)
ROCS Chung Ping 233 (1997) formerly USS Sumter LST-1181 (1970-1995) AND ROCS Chung Ho 232 (1997) formerly USS Manitowic LST-1180 (1970-1995)Newport LST Kaohsiung City 2015

ROCS Chung Ping 233 Kaohsiung 2019ROCS Chung Ping LST-233 Kaohsiung 2018

Mk II LST (LST-542 class) LOA 328′ TDISP 4,080 tons

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ROCS Zhong Ding LST-203, formerly USS LST-537 model [Detail of]. Credit: Solomon203, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
LST Taiwan Kaohsiung 2019LST Taiwan Zuoying 2019

ROCS Kao Hsiung LCC-1 LST 512 class converted to Command and Control Ship, Amphibious flagship (1957). Recently extensively modified with radar tower and possibly a VLS or other launching system. Formerly USS Dukes County LST-735 (1944-1957) service in World War Two Pacific Campaign landings and Korean War. Taiwan News had more information in a Nov. 2019 article.

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ROCS Kao Hsiung LCC-1, Command and Control Ship and test ship, formerly a US LST MK II class, before the fitting of a large phased radar tower. Zhongzheng Naval Base, ca 2013. Credit: 玄史生, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

ROCS Kao Hsiung LST Zuoying 2020

Landing Ship (Medium) LSM

LSM-1 class LOA 204′ TDISP 900 tons (17 ex-USN LSMs, with WW2 service, Taiwanese naval service ca. 1946-2004, during which they were extensively updated, most retired by late 1990s, all scrapped or sunk)

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ROCS Mei Peng LSM-353 ca. 1994, South China Sea. The ship is the former USN LSM-1 class LSM-471. NARA USN DN-SN-96-00166

ROCS LSMs Kaohsiung Taiwan 2013

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