Vietnamese Navy – Landing Ships

Landing Ships

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LST Mk II (3 captured from South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam Navy) by North Vietnamese forces during 1975. LOA 328′ / 100 m TDISP 3,800 tons. Two LST-542 types (identifiable by the ramp down to the tank deck, not the elevator as in LST-491 type) may still be active, while HQ-505, ex-LST-509 USS Bulloch County, was sunk during the 1988 Johnson South Reef Skirmish after damage inflicted by PLAN ships. Ex-LST-938 (1944 – 1956) postwar named USS Maricopa County transferred to South Vietnam as  RVNS Da Nang HQ-501(1962 – 1975) captured April 1975 and commissioned into North Vietnamese Navy as Tran Khanh Du HQ-501, (1975 – present) AND ex-LST-603 (1944 – 1969) – at Operation Dragoon, Southern France landings. Postwar named USS Coconino County transferred to South Vietnam as RVNS Vung Tau HQ-503 (1969 – 1975) captured 1975 and commissioned into North Vietnamese Navy, currently a training ship, name unknown. For other examples and more information see the USN retired landing ships listing. 

LST Ho Chi Minh City 2019
These LSTs are ex-LST 938 USS Maricopa County, and ex-LST 603 USS Coconino County. The smaller vessel is a Soviet Russian built Polnocny-B landing ship.

PAVN LST MK 2 Ho Chi Minh City 2020

PAVN LST Cam Ranh Bay 2017

Polnocny-B (Project 771) LST LOA 240′ / 73.1 m TDISP (3 active, service since 1979) see also Russian landing ships.PAVN Polnocny-B LST Ho Chi Minh City 2020

Damen 5612 Roro (roll-on/roll-off) LST/LCM LOA 187′ / 57 m TDISP 600 tons (4 active, service since 2015)Damen Roro 5612 Da Nang building 2019

Hùng Vương class landing ships LOA 194′ / 59.1 m TDISP unknown (2 active)

HQ-522 landing ship, ca. 2018 Credit: Alisé Kim, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hùng Vương class LS Ha Tou 2020PAVN Hùng Vương Landing Ships Cat Lai Ho Chi Minh City 2017

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