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Yushan class LPD Yushan officially delivered to Taiwanese Navy.

| 2022

According to information published by the Taiwanese MoD on October 3, 2022, the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy has officially received the new Yushan-class landing platform dock Yushan during a ceremony.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Taiwanese Yushan class landing platform dock Yushan. (Picture source: ROCN)

The Yushan-class landing platform dock is a class of landing platform dock built by CSBC Corporation, Taiwan for the Republic of China Navy (ROCN). Four ships are planned, with one ship launched in April 2021.

The Yushan class is intended to maintain the inventory of the ROCN's land platform docks at two ships. The lead ship of the class will fill the void left by the retirement of the ROCS Chung Cheng (formerly USS Comstock), while a planned second ship will replace the ROCS Hsu Hai (formerly USS Pensacola), which served in the Republic of China Navy since 1999.

Yushan-class ships have a length of 153 m (502 ft), a beam of 23 m (75 ft), and their standard displacement is 10,000 t (9,800 long tons). The class has a draught of 6.1 m (20 ft), a maximum speed of 21 knots (39 km/h), and a range of 7,000 mi (11,000 km).

The ship is able to carry several AAV7 amphibious APCs along with 673 troops. She also has a single flight deck with two hangars able to accommodate Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk or the naval Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.

The class is unusually well armed for a landing platform dock with a 76 mm gun, two Phalanx CIWS, and two modular missile launchers of either 8 Hsiung Feng II surface-to-surface missiles or 16 Hai Chien surface-to-air missiles. They also have radar signature reducing features and electromagnetic pulse protection.

The class is intended to fill both military and humanitarian roles, as a command ship for amphibious operations, a mothership for the ROCN's small minelayers, and a general logistics transport capable of supplying islands without harbor facilities.

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