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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

HOCHUN small tank landing ships (1943-1944/1946)

Hochun 1946

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
(ex-LCT512)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     9/1943 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?
(ex-LCT515)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     9/1943 // 1946 stricken 1986
(ex-LCT849)   Kansas City Steel, USA     8/1944 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?
(ex-LCT892)   Darby Products, Kansas City, USA     7/1944 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?
(ex-LCT1143)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     5/1944 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?
(ex-LCT1145)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     5/1944 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?
(ex-LCT1171)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     6/1944 // 1946 stricken 1986
(ex-LCT1213)   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA     8/1944 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949?

 

Displacement at landing, t

160

Displacement full, t

309 - 320

Length, m

32.0 wl 36.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.96

Draught, m

at landing: 1.09 fore, 1.22 aft

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Grey Marine diesels

Power, h. p.

675

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

700 (7)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 150 t of cargo

Complement 13

Ship project history: Former USN LCT(6) type, transferred to China after war. At least 15 craft of LCT(5) and LCT(6) types were transferred.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 10 - 11 boats went to Communist Chinese government, 6 craft escaped to Taiwan in 1949.

Hochun 1947

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15