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Chung Cheng 2000

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
鎮海 [Zhen Hai] (ex-Fort Marion) 618, 1983- 192   Gulf SB, Chickasaw, USA 1944 22/5/1945 1/1946 // 15/4/1977 stricken 6/1999
中正 [Chung Cheng] (ex-Comstock) 191   Newport News, USA 1/1945 28/4/1945 7/1945 // 9/2/1986 stricken 7/2012


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4790

Displacement full, t9375
Length, m

138.4 wl 139.5 oa

Breadth, m

22.0

Draught, m

5.49

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 sets Skinner geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

618: 9000

191: 7000

Max speed, kts

618: 15.6

191: 15.4

Fuel, t

oil 1758

Endurance, nm(kts)8000(15)
Armament

2 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, helicopter deck

Military load3 LCU(6) or 18 LCM(3) or 1450 t of cargo or 41 LVT or 47 DUKW (up to 92 LVT or 108 DUKW if additional decks are installed), up to 1200 troops
Electronic equipment

SPS-5, LN-66 radars

Complement247


Graphics


<i>Chung Cheng </i>2000
Chung Cheng 2000


Ship project history


Former USN Cabildo class dock landing ships. Zhen Hai was acquired from US Navy. Chung Cheng was acquired in 1985 from a scrap dealer for cannibalization, but was found to be in good condition and was commissioned by ROCN.

Modernizations


1992, both: + 1 x 4 Sea Chaparral SAM (16 MIM-72)

Naval service


No significant events.

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