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HO CHUN tank landing craft (1943-1944/1949-1959)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
合群 [He Qun] (ex-LCT892) LCU481   Darby Products, Kansas City, USA     7/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1996
合眾 [He Zhong] (ex-LCT1213) LCU482   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     8/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1987
合城 [He Cheng] (ex-LCT1143) LCU483   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     5/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1956
合忠 [He Zhong] (ex-LCT849) LCU484   Kansas City Steel, USA     8/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 2012
合彰 [He Zhang] (ex-LCT512) LCU485   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     9/1943 // 10/1949 stricken 1987
合貞 [He Zhen] (ex-LCT1145) LCU486   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     5/1944 // 10/1949 wrecked 13/2/1970
合智 [He Zhi] (ex-LCT700) LCU487   Pidgeon Thomas Iron, Memphis, USA     5/1944 // 1958 auxiliary 1956
合春 [He Chun] (ex-LCT1225) LCU494   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     9/1944 // 1958 stricken 2012
合永 [He Yong] (ex-LCT1271) LCU495   Kansas City Steel, USA     8/1944 // 1958 stricken 2012
合堅 [He Jian] (ex-LCT1278) LCU496   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA     7/1944 // 1959 stricken 2007
合祺 [He Qi] (ex-LCT1212) LCU401   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     8/1944 // 1959 stricken 2012
合輝 [He Hui] (ex-LCT1218) LCU402   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     8/1944 // 1959 stricken 2012
合耀 [He Yao] (ex-LCT1244) LCU403   Pidgeon Thomas Iron, Memphis, USA     9/1944 // 1959 stricken 2012
合登 [He Deng] (ex-LCT1367) LCU404   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo, USA     10/1944 // 1959 auxiliary early 1970s
合風 [He Feng] (ex-LCT1397) LCU405   Mount Vernon Bridge, USA     10/1944 // 1959 auxiliary 1997
合潮 [He Chao] (ex-LCT1429) LCU406   Pidgeon Thomas Iron, Memphis, USA     12/1944 // 1959 stricken 1997
合騰 [He Teng] (ex-LCT1452) LCU407   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     10/1944 // 1959 stricken 2007


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

160

Displacement full, t

309 - 320

Length, m

32.0 wl 36.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.96

Draught, m

at landing: 1.09 fore, 1.22 aft

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Grey Marine diesels

Power, h. p.

675

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

700 (7)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 150 t of cargo

Complement13


Ship project history


Former USN LCT(6) type tank landing craft.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


He Deng was converted to auxiliary SB2 and later sank after collision in Makung Harbour during a typhoon 22/8/1986. He Zhen ran aground and was lost 13/2/1970.

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