Type 072III-class landing ship

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Type 072III-class landing ship
Class overview
Builders: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 072II
Succeeded by: Type 072A
Completed: 10
Active: 10
General characteristics
Type: Landing Ship, Tank
Displacement: 3,430 tonnes standard, 4,800 tonnes full
Length: 119.5 m (392 ft)
Beam: 16.4 m (54 ft)
Draft: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Installed power: 2 × 12PA6V-280MPC diesel at 7,080 kW (9,490 hp)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Capacity: 10 × tanks or
500 tons of cargo or
250 fully equipped troops
Complement: 104
Aviation facilities: helicopter platform

The Type 072III-class landing ship (NATO designation Yuting-II class) is the follow-on of the Type 072II-class landing ships initially introduced in the 1990s by the People's Republic of China. Type 072-III features a redesigned concealed bridge, and possibly enhanced sealift capability. The main difference between Type 072III and its predecessor Type 072II is that Type 072III incorporates a helicopter platform at stern (no hangar). A total of ten ships have entered service with People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and all of them were built by China Shipbuilding Shipyard (中华造船厂) in Shanghai, Most of Type 072III deployed in PLAN East Sea Fleet (ESF), and the remaining in PLAN North Sea Fleet (NSF) and South Sea Fleet (SSF).

Ships of the class[edit]

Number Pennant Number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
1 991 峨眉山 / Emei Shan Zhonghua September 1992 South Sea Fleet Active
2 934 丹霞山 / Danxia Shan Zhonghua September 1995 East Sea Fleet Active
3 935 雪峰山 / Xuefeng Shan Zhonghua December 1995 East Sea Fleet Active
4 936 海洋山 / Haiyang Shan Zhonghua May 1996 East Sea Fleet Active
5 937 青城山 / Qingcheng Shan Zhonghua August 1996 East Sea Fleet Active
6 908 雁荡山 / Yandang Shan Zhonghua 1997 North Sea Fleet Active
7 909 九华山 / Jiuhua Shan Zhonghua 2000 North Sea Fleet Active
8 939 普陀山 / Putuo Shan Zhonghua April 2000 East Sea Fleet Active
9 910 黄岗山 / Huanggang Shan Zhonghua 2001 North Sea Fleet Active
10 940 天台山 / Tiantai Shan Zhonghua 2002 East Sea Fleet Active

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