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

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

No904 medium landing ship (project 073, 1969)

No904 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
  904 Dalian SY 11/1966 8/1969 12/1969 deleted late 1980s

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

850

Length, m

69.0

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 D-39 diesels

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(10)

Armament

2 x 2 - 37/63 type 61, 2 x 2 - 25/80 type 61

Military load

3 main battle tanks or 6 trucks, 100 troops

Sensors radar

Complement

75

Ship project history: Replacement for the ex-US LSM, smaller version of LST design with a blunt bow to accommodate tank-deck ramp. Trials revealed very big vibration at high speed, and later Type 073 was redesigned as Type 073II for series production.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016