Republic of Korea – Landing Ships

Republic of Korea Landing Ships

Return to Republic of Korea Corvettes and Patrol Vessels

Cheon Wang Bong Class LST LOA 416′ TDISP 7,100 tons (4 active) In service since 2014

USS Benfold Participates in IFR 2018
ROKS Cheon Ja Bong LST-687 during International Fleet Review 2018 US Navy Official 4811907 PO2 Elesia Patten

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Landing Ship, Tanks LST

LST Mk 2, LST-542 subclass. LOA 328′ TDISP 4,080 tons see also USN retired landing ships for other examples of this large class.

ROKS Wi Bong LST-676 (1958-2006) formerly USS Johnson County LST-849, (1945-1958) Pacific War veteran, participated in Okinawa landings. Transferred to South Korea as military aid. Preserved as a museum ship at Jinpo Maritime Park in Gunsan City.USS LST 849 Gunsan Korea 2016

ROKS Suyeong LST-813, later LST-677 (1958-2005) formerly USS Kane County LST-853 (1944-1958) Pacific War veteran, which landed troops on Okinawa. Transferred as military assistance. Museum ship until closed in 2017, towed back in a deteriorated condition to the navy in 2020.  ROKS Suyeong LST-677 Danghangpo museum 2009

ROKS Un Bong LST-807 (1955-2005) Formerly USS LST-1010 (1944-1955) Pacific War veteran at Okinawa landings. Transferred as military aid, and participated in the Vietnam War. Preserved at the Gimpo Marine Park.  ROKS Un Bong LST-807 Gimpo marine park museum 2010

ROKS Hwa San LST-816 later LST-679 (1959-ca.2000) Formerly USS Pender County LST-1080 (1945-1958) Pacific War veteran. Transferred as military aid. Preserved at the SapKyoHo National Sightseeing Resort at Dangjin-Gun alongside Gearing class destroyer ROKS Jeon Ju/USS Rogers, since at least 2004.  ROKS Hwa San LST-679 Sapkyoho resort 2021