ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111)

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ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) - Invincible Spirit.jpg
Dokdo during an exercise in 2010
Career  Republic of Korea Navy
Name: ROKS Dokdo
Namesake: Dokdo
Ordered: 28 Oct 2002
Builder: Hanjin Heavy Industries & Constructions Co., Busan ROK
Cost: $650 million
Launched: 12 July 2005
Completed: 2007
Commissioned: 3 July 2007
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship
Length: 179 m (587 ft)
Beam: 31 m (102 ft)
Draught: 7 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: 4 S.E.M.T. Pielstick 16 PC2.5 STC Diesel engine
Speed:

23 knots (43 km/h) maximum

18 knots (33 km/h) cruising
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 LSF-II or LCAC
Capacity: Up to 200 vehicles
Troops: 720 marines, 6 tanks, 7 amphibious assault vehicles
Crew: 700
Sensors and
processing systems:
SMART-L air search radar, MW08 surface search radar, AN/SPS-95K navigation radar, TACAN, VAMPIR-MB optronic sight
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ESM/ECM:SLQ-200(v)5K SONATA, Chaff launcher
Armament: Two Goalkeeper CIWS, One RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
Aircraft carried: Up to 15 helicopters (15 UH-60 Black Hawk or 10 SH-60F Ocean Hawk helicopters) can support VTOL jets

ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) is the lead ship of the Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships of the Republic of Korea Navy, launched on 12 July 2005 at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Constructions Co. in Busan. The name Dokdo comes from the Korean language name for the Liancourt Rocks, called Takeshima in Japanese, whose ownership is disputed between Japan and Korea.[1] ROKS Dokdo was commissioned into the ROK Navy on 3 July 2007. Presently the Dokdo is the largest vessel in the South Korean Navy. Previously, this spot was held by the 9,000-ton at-sea Underway Replenishment (UNREP) support vessel ROKS Cheonji (AOE-57).

Operations[edit]

  • Operation Invincible Spirit - participated in a joint alliance exercise July 2010[2]
  • Assisted in helping out after ROKS Cheonan sinking March 2010

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