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

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

HUA 201 medium landing ships (1944-1945/1946-1948)

Meicheng 1946

352 1985

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
永明 <Yongming> (ex-LSM13)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 6/1944 // 5/1946 stricken 1960s/80s
208 <Hua 208> (ex-LSM42)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 5/1944 22/6/1944 8/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM43)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 7/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM62)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 8/1944 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM69)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 9/1944 // 2/1948  
美堅 <Meijian> (ex-LSM76)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 9/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM80)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 10/1944 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM88)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 10/1944 // 2/1948  
201 <Hua 201> (ex-LSM112)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 11/1944 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM124)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 12/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM146)   Charleston N Yd, USA 4/1944 14/5/1944 6/1944 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM147)   Charleston N Yd, USA 4/1944 14/5/1944 6/1944 // 2/1948  
209 <Hua 209> (ex-LSM153)   Charleston N Yd, USA 5/1944 3/6/1944 7/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM154)   Charleston N Yd, USA 5/1944 22/6/1944 7/1944 // 2/1948  
美珍 <Meicheng> (ex-LSM155)   Charleston N Yd, USA 5/1944 19/6/1944 7/1944 // 5/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
美樂 <Meilo> (ex-LSM157)   Charleston N Yd, USA 5/1944 19/6/1944 8/1944 // 6/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-LSM159)   Charleston N Yd, USA 5/1944 16/6/1944 7/1944 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM208)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1944 6/1944 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM218)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1944 8/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM225)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1944 9/1944 // 6/1946  
202 <Hua 202> (ex-LSM248)   Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, USA 1944 1944 11/1944 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM249)   Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, USA 1944 1944 11/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM256)   Federal, Newark, USA 2/1944 22/4/1944 5/1944 // 9/1946  
(ex-LSM280)   Federal, Newark, USA 9/1944 21/10/1944 11/1944 // 2/1948  
207 <Hua 207> (ex-LSM282)   Federal, Newark, USA 1944 1944 11/1944 // 6/1946  
美益 <Meiyi> (ex-LSM285)   Federal, Newark, USA 10/1944 30/11/1944 12/1944 // 6/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-LSM292)   Federal, Newark, USA 1944 1945 2/1945 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM308)   Charleston N Yd, USA 11/1944 9/12/1944 1/1945 // 5/1946  
205 <Hua 205> (ex-LSM336)   Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 1944 1944 12/1944 // 6/1946  
(ex-LSM337)   Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 8/1944 30/11/1944 12/1944 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM339)   Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 1944 1944 1/1945 // 12/1946  
(ex-LSM349)   Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 1945 1945 3/1945 // 8/1946  
美樂 <Meile> (ex-LSM363)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 1/1945 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM374)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 1/1945 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM376)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1945 1/1945 // 7/1946  
(ex-LSM387)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1945 2/1945 // 2/1947  
(ex-LSM391)   Charleston N Yd, USA 11/1944 17/12/1944 2/1945 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM393)   Charleston N Yd, USA 12/1944 29/12/1944 3/1945 // 5/1946  
美成 <Meicheng> (ex-LSM423)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 10/1944 12/12/1944 1/1945 // 2/1948  
(ex-LSM427)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1945 2/1945 // 2/1948  
204 <Hua 204> (ex-LSM430)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1945 2/1945 // 6/1946  
美朋 <Meipeng> (ex-LSM431)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 12/1944 2/2/1945 2/1945 // 9/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
梅荷 <Meiho> (ex-LSM433)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1945 3/1945 // 1/1947 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-LSM439)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1945 19/3/1945 4/1945 // 2/1948  
美宏 <Meihung> (ex-LSM442)   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1945 6/4/1945 4/1945 // 3/1947 to Taiwan 7/1949
(ex-LSM453)   Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, USA 1944 1944 2/1945 // 6/1946  
美華 <Meihua> (ex-LSM456)   Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, USA 1944 1945 2/1945 // 2/1947 to Taiwan 7/1949
美頌 <Meisong> (ex-LSM457)   Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, USA 12/1944 17/3/1945 3/1945 // 7/1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
美平 <Meiping> (ex-LSM461)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1945 3/1945 // 8/1946  
美文 <Meiwei> (ex-LSM470)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1945 1945 3/1945 // 7/1946  
美漢 <Meihan> (ex-LSM475)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1945 1945 3/1945 // 7/1946  
美功 <Meigong> (ex-LSM482)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1945 1945 4/1945 // 5/1946  
(ex-LSM489)   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1945 1945 4/1945 // 5/1946  

14 ships survived 1950s and served till 1990s under numbers 352-354, 393-396, 511 and 931-936

Displacement standard, t

520

Displacement full, t

1095

Length, m

59.9 wl 62.0 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

landing: 1.07 fore, 2.13 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

12.5 - 13.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 4900 (12)

Armament

1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

5 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 6 LVT or 9 DUKW, 48 - 54 marines

Complement 60

Ship project history: Medium tank landing ships of LSM type transferred by USN to China after war.

Modernizations: 1950s, all survived: were armed with 2 x 2 - 37/63 type 61

Naval service: Some ships escaped in 1949 to Taiwan.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15