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Chung Shun

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
中海 [Chung Hai] (ex-LST755) LST201   American Bridge, Pittsburgh, USA 5/1944 11/7/1944 8/1944 // 7/1949 stricken 2/2010
中權 [Chung Kuan] (ex-[Heng Shan], ex-LST202, ex-LST640) LST221   Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 5/1944 31/8/1944 9/1944 // 9/1954 sunk 10/1/1955
中鼎 [Chung Ting] (ex-LST537) LST203   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 10/1943 31/12/1943 2/1944 // 7/1949 deleted 1993
中興 [Chung Hsing] (ex-LST557) LST204   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 2/1944 11/4/1944 5/1944 // 7/1949 stricken 10/1997
中建 [Chung Chien] (ex-LST716) LST205   Jeffersonville, USA 6/1944 25/7/1944 8/1944 // 7/1949 in service (2019)
中基 [Chung Chi] (ex-LST1017) LST206   Bethlehem, Quincy, USA 3/1944 25/4/1944 5/1944 // 7/1949 deleted 1993
中程 [Chung Cheng] (ex-LST1075) LST207   Bethlehem, Hingham, USA 3/1945 3/4/1945 4/1945 // 7/1949 wrecked 1/11/1957
中訓 [Chung Shun] (ex-LST993) LST208   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 3/1944 7/4/1944 5/1944 // 7/1949 wrecked 14/8/1954
中訓 [Chung Shun] (ex-LST732) LST208   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 1/1944 19/2/1944 4/1944 // 1/1955 in service (2019)
中練 [Chung Lien] (ex-LST1050) LST209   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 12/1944 3/3/1945 4/1945 // 7/1949 deleted 1993
中榮 [Chung Yung] (ex-LST574) LST210   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 4/1944 5/6/1944 6/1944 // 5/1949 stricken 10/1997
中業 [Chung Yeh] (ex-LST...) LST212   USA     1942-45 // 9/1954 stricken 1/1955
中功 [Chung Kong] (ex-LST945) LST213   Bethlehem, Hingham, USA 8/1944 16/9/1944 10/1944 // 9/1954 stricken 1956
中有 [Chung You] (ex-Portunus) LST215   Philadelphia N Yd, USA 11/1942 11/2/1943 6/1943 // 9/1954 stricken 1956
中光 [Chung Kuang] (ex-LST503) LST216   Jeffersonville, USA 7/1943 8/10/1943 12/1943 // 4/1955 stricken 2/2009
中肇 [Chung Suo] (ex-Bradley County, ex-LST400) LST217   Newport News, USA 9/1942 23/11/1942 1/1943 // 6/1955 stricken 12/2010
中啟 [Chung Chi] (ex-Berkley County, ex-LST279) LST218   American Bridge, Pittsburgh, USA 7/1943 19/9/1943 10/1943 // 6/1955 in service (2019)
中熙 [Chung Hai] (ex-Dukes County, ex-LST735), 1/1962- 高雄 [Kao Hsiung] LST219, 1/1962- LCC1   Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 1/1944 11/3/1944 4/1944 // 5/1957 in service (2019)
衡山 [Heng Shan] (ex-LST1030), 1/1958- 中權 [Chung Chuan] LST221   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 5/1944 25/6/1944 7/1944 // 8/1953 stricken 5/2009
中勝 [Chung Sheng] (ex-LST(H)1033, ex-LST1033) LST211, 11/1957- LST222   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 6/1944 9/7/1944 8/1944 // 5/1949 wrecked 5/10/1995
中富 [Chung Fu] (ex-Iron County, ex-LST840) LST223   American Bridge, Pittsburgh, USA 9/1944 15/11/1944 12/1944 // 7/1958 stricken 10/1997
中程 [Chung Cheng] (ex-Lafayette County, ex-LST859) LST224   Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 9/1944 15/12/1944 1/1945 // 7/1958 deleted 1989
中強 [Chung Chiang] (ex-San Bernardino County, ex-LST1110) LST225   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 12/1944 9/2/1945 3/1945 // 8/1958 stricken 1993
中治 [Chung Chih] (ex-Sagadahoc County, ex-LST1091) LST226   American Bridge, Pittsburgh, USA 1/1945 3/3/1945 4/1945 // 10/1958 stricken 12/2010
中明 [Chung Ming] (ex-Sweetwater County, ex-LST1152) LST227   Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 3/1945 8/6/1945 6/1945 // 10/1958 in service (2019)
中肅 [Chung Shu] (ex-T-LST520, ex-LST520) LST228   Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 9/1943 31/1/1944 2/1944 // 9/1958 deleted 1993
中萬 [Chung Wan] (ex-T-LST535, ex-LST535) LST229   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 10/1943 21/12/1943 2/1944 // 9/1958 stricken 2/1993
中邦 [Chung Pang] (ex-T-LST578, ex-LST578) LST230   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 5/1944 19/6/1944 7/1944 // 9/1958 stricken 8/2018
中業 [Chung Yeh] (ex-Sublette County, ex-LST1144) LST231   Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 2/1945 2/5/1945 5/1945 // 9/1961 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1653

Displacement full, t

ex-LST1-510: 3640

ex-LST511-1152: 4080

Length, m

96.3 wl 100.0 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

landing: 1.19 fore, 3.00 aft, sea-going: 2.30 fore, 4.30 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

12.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

24000 (9)

Armament

2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 (sometimes 2 or 6) LCVP, 20 medium tanks (25-t), 163 marines

Electronic equipment

SO radar

Complement

100 - 125



Graphics


<i>Chung Shun</i>
Chung Shun
<i>Kao Hsiung </i>1999
Kao Hsiung 1999
<i>Chung Suo </i>2000
Chung Suo 2000


Ship project history


Former USN LST type tank landing ships.

Modernizations


(1962-1964), Kao Hsiung as LCC (command ship) received armament and sensors consisted of 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, SPS-10, SPS-12 radars, without cargo capacity

1990s, Kao Hsiung: - SPS-12 radar; + SPS-6C radar

1990s, many survived ships: - SO radar; + CS/UPS-60 radar

1990s, many survived LSTs: - (2 - 4) x 1 - 40/60, (4 - 8) x 1 - 20/70; + (0 - 2) x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22

Naval service


Chung Kuan was sunk by Chinese aircraft 10/1/1955. Chung Cheng wrecked 1/11/1957. Chung Shun wrecked 14/8/1954. Chung Sheng wrecked 5/10/1995 and was stricken beyond repair in February 1996.