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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS

CHUNG HAI tank landing ships (1942-1945/1949-1961)

Chung Chi 1975

Name 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 (2018)
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 (2018)
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 (2018)
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 (2018)
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 (2018)
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 in service (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 (2018)

 

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

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

Sensors

SO radar

Complement

100 - 125

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.

Chung Shun

Kao Hsiung 1999

Chung Suo 2000

Ivan Gogin, 2016-18