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Shiu Hai 2000

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
旭海 [Shiu Hai] (ex-Pensacola) 193   General Dynamics, Quincy, USA 12/3/1969 11/7/1970 27/3/1971 // 22/9/1999 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8200

Displacement full, t

13680

Length, m

162.8 wl 168.7 oa

Breadth, m

25.9

Draught, m

5.60 mean 6.10 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

De Laval geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

oil 2750

Endurance, nm(kts)

14800(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 25/75 Mk 38, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 8 x 1 - 12.7/90, helicopter deck

Military load

336 troops, 3 LCU or 9 LCM(8) or 18 LCM(6), 1 LCM(6), 2 LCPL, 1 LCP or 50 LVT, (1 LCPL, 1 LCVP) or 4 LCPL

Electronic equipment

SPS-64(v)9, SPS-10F, SPS-40D radars, SLQ-32(v)1 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy

Complement

322



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<i>Shiu Hai </i>2000
Shiu Hai 2000


Ship project history


Former USN Anchorage class landing ship-dock. Like their Thomaston class predecessors, they have a removable helicopter deck, no helicopter maintenance facilities, and limited troop space (375 men). The 131.1x15.2m well deck accommodates three LCU or nine LCM (8) or about fifty LVT. Sister-ship Fort Fisher was offered to Taiwan but was not accepted.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

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