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Chung Ho 2000

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
中和 [Chung Ho] (ex-Manitowoc) 232   Philadelphia N Yd, USA 27.2.1967 4.1.1969 24.1.1970 // 8.5.1997 in service (2019)
中平 [Chung Ping] (ex-Sumter) 233   Philadelphia N Yd, USA 14.11.1967 13.12.1969 20.6.1970 // 8.5.1997 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t4970
Displacement full, t8450
Length, m

159.2 oa over hull, 171.3 oa over derrick arms

Breadth, m

21.8

Draught, m

5.30

No of shafts2
Machinery

6 General Motors 16-645-E5 diesels

Power, h. p.16500
Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 1750

Endurance, nm(kts)14250(14)
Armament

2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, helicopter deck

Military load29 tanks or 2000 t of cargo, 385 troops, 3 LCVP, 1 LCP
Electronic equipmentSPS-64(v)9, SPS-10F radars
Complement218


Graphics


<i>Chung Ho </i>2000
Chung Ho 2000


Project history


Former USN Newport class tank landing ships. Transferred 18.4.1997 and formally commissioned by ROCN 8.5.1998. Offer of Newport was turned doen in 1997 and offer of Schenectady was rejected in 2000.

Modernizations


1998, both: - 2 x 2 - 76/50; + 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

2010s, both: - 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL; + SLQ-3 ECM suite (WD-2A + Chang Feng IV), 4x CR-201 decoy RL

Naval service


No significant events.

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