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Military Trends, Technology, and International Developments => China => Dissent & Breakaway Regions => Topic started by: Ayoshi on August 15, 2020, 04:55:31 AM

Title: RoCN Fast Minelaying ships
Post by: Ayoshi on August 15, 2020, 04:55:31 AM

07 August 2020
Update: Taiwan launches first ‘fast minelayer' for RoCN

The 41 m-long vessel, which bears the designation FMLB-I (Fast Mine Laying Boat-I) on its hull, entered the water in a ceremony held at the company’s facilities in Yilan County.

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According to computer-generated imagery released by the RoCN, each minelayers will be 41 m long, 8.8 m wide, have a hull draught of 1.7 m, and a full-load displacement of 347 tonnes.

Taiwan’s Lungteh Shipbuilding launched the first of four fast mine-laying ships being built for the RoCN on 4 August. (RoC Military News Agency)