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RoCN Future LPD ?
« on: June 14, 2020, 10:22:54 PM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/taiwanese-shipbuilder-csbc-corporation-lays-keel-for-rocns-first-lpd

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11 June 2020 00:00 GMT+0
Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation lays keel for RoCN's first LPD

Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation held a keel-laying ceremony on 9 June for the first of a planned class of four landing platform dock (LPD) vessels for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN).

The ceremony, which was hosted by RoCN Commander Admiral Liu Chih-pin and attended by CSBC Chairman Cheng Wen-lon, among others, was held at CSBC’s facilities in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung.

The 153 m-long amphibious ship, the construction of which began in May 2019, is being built under a TWD4.635 billion (USD156.3 million) contract awarded to CSBC in April 2018.

The vessel, which is expected to have a beam of 23 m and a full-load displacement of 10,600 tonnes, is scheduled to be handed over to the navy in April 2022.


A model of the RoCN’s future LPD was displayed at the 2018 Kaohsiung International Maritime and Defence exhibition. Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation held a keel-laying ceremony for the vessel on 9 June 2020. (Janes/Ridzwan Rahmat)