Type 071 amphibious transport dock

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Not to be confused with Type 071 icebreaker.
Yuzhao (Type 071) Class Amphibious Ship.JPG
Type 071 amphibious transport dock ship Kunlun Shan (998) escorted by two Houbei Type 022 missile boats underway (2010)
Class overview
Builders: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Cost: US$300 mil (estimated)[citation needed]
In service: 2007
Building: 2
Planned: 6
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 20,000 long tons (20,000 t)
Length: 210 m (689 ft 0 in)
Beam: 28 m (91 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: CODAD
4 × Shaanxi 16 PC2.6 V400 diesel engines, 47,200 hp (35,197 kW)
2 × shafts [1]
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)+
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
• 4 × Type 726 Yuyi class LCAC
• 2 × landing craft on port/starboard davits
Capacity: 15-20 armoured vehicles
Troops: 500-800 troops
Complement: 120
Sensors and
processing systems:
• 1 × Type 360 Radar Seagull S, E/F-band surface search radar
• 1 × Type 364 Radar, Seagull C, G-band air search radar aft
• 1 × Type 344 Radar, I band fire control radar
• 1 × navigational radar
Armament: • 1 × AK-176 76 mm (3.0 in) gun
• 4 × AK-630 30 mm (1.2 in) CIWS
• 4 × 18-tube Type 726-4 decoy/chaff launcher
• Possible installation of 2-4 heavy machine guns (Fitted for but not with)
Aircraft carried: 4 Z-8 Super Frelon

The Type 071 (Yuzhao-class) are amphibious warfare ships of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army Navy. They are built by the Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, and the first entered service in late-2007.[1]

Design[edit]

The Type 071 has a capacity of one marine battalion, including 500-800 troops, and 15-20 amphibious armoured vehicles. Troops and equipment may be deployed to over longer distances and to more difficult terrain by hovercraft and helicopters.[2] The well deck may hold four Type 726 Yuyi class LCAC.[3]

The ship is armed with one 76 mm gun and four 30 mm close-in weapon systems.[2]

The Type 071 may operate as the flagship of a task force. As with similar ships, it may also conduct humanitarian and civilian evacuation missions in addition to amphibious landings.[2]

Export[edit]

The China State Shipbuilding and Trading Corp. consortium offered to build a modified Type 071 for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The Malaysians had a requirement for a 13,000 ton LPD; the Type 071 would cost a third of the similar US-built San Antonio-class LPD.[2]

Ships of the class[edit]

 Number   Pennant Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
1 998 昆仑山 / Kunlun Shan Hudong 21 December 2006 13 November 2007 South Sea Fleet Active.
2 999 井冈山 / Jinggang Shan Hudong 16 November 2010 30 October 2011 South Sea Fleet Active.
3 989 长白山 / Changbai Shan Hudong 25 September 2011 23 September 2012 South Sea Fleet Active.
4 978 唐古拉山/Tanggula Shan Hudong 2015 To be determined East Sea Fleet Under Construction
5 979 泰山/Tai Shan Hudong 2015 To be determined East Sea Fleet Under Construction
6 980 To be determined Hudong To be determined To be determined East Sea Fleet Planned

Comparable Ship[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese Amphibious Type 071 Class Landing Platform Dock". May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Type 071 Landing Platform Dock". globalsecurity.com. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "An Update on the Yuyi class LCAC". China Defense Blog. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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