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

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

No965 medium landing ship (project 079I, 1977)

similar No958 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
  965 Guangzhou SY 5/1974 22/7/1976 10/1976 deleted 2010s

 

Displacement standard, t

714

Displacement normal, t

833

Length, m

60.3

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

2.36

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 type 6300 diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(10)

Armament

2 x 2 - 25/80 type 61

Military load

5 main battle tanks or 8 trucks, 100 troops

Sensors radar

Complement

36

Ship project history: Large LCU with a blunt bow incorporating a beaching ramp. Ship of Type 079 was ordered by Vietnam but in 1976 was accepted by PLAN. Ship proved unsuccessful, too slow and unseaworthy. Later design was improved for series building as Type 079II.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

No965 1995

Ivan Gogin, 2016