Type 071 amphibious transport dock

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Not to be confused with Type 071 icebreaker.
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Type 071 amphibious transport dock ship Changbai Shan (989)
Class overview
Builders: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force
In service: 2007
Building: 2
Planned: 6
Completed: 4
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 18,500 metric tons (18,200 long tons; 20,400 short tons)[1]
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: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)[2]
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[3]
Boats and 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.[4]

Kunlun Shan escorted by two Houbei Type 022 missile boats underway (2010)

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.[5] The well deck may hold four Type 726 Yuyi class LCAC.[6]

The ship is armed with one 76 mm gun and four 30 mm close-in weapon systems.[5]

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.[5]

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.[5]

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 22 January 2015 East Sea Fleet Fitting Out
5 979 泰山/Tai Shan Hudong East Sea Fleet Under construction
6 980 Hudong East Sea Fleet Planned

Comparable Ship[edit]

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