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Dokdo 2008

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
독도 [Dokdo] 6111   Hanjin HI, Pusan 28.10.2002 12.7.2005 3.7.2007 in service (2019)
마라도 [Marado] 6112   Hanjin HI, Pusan 28.4.2017 14.5.2018 2020 building (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

14500

Displacement full, t18860
Length, m

199.4

Breadth, m

31.4

Draught, m

6.60

No of shafts2
Machinery

4 MAN-Pielstick 16PC2.5STC diesels

Power, h. p.

41615

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)10000(18)
Armament

1 x 21 RAM SAM (21 RIM-116A), 2 x 7 - 30/77 Goalkeeper, 10 helicopters (UH-60P Black Hawk)

Military load

2 LSF II type LCAC or 4 LCM, 10 tanks, 720 troops

Electronic equipmentMW-08, SMART-L, DTR-92, SPN-720, nav. radars, VAMPIR e/o system, SLQ-200(v)5K Sonata ECM suite, 2x Dagaie Mk 2 decoy RL, SLQ-260X torpedo decoy launcher, SSIC CCS
Complement300


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<i>Dokdo </i>2008
Dokdo 2008


Project history

Plans to lay down a 10000t "LPX" dock landing ship in 2002 were announced in 2000. The construction contract for the first was announced 17.9.2002. Largest warships in the South Korean fleet. Built with four decks and 53.6x15.0m docking well at the stern; capable of carrying two LCAC-type surface-effect landing craft or 4 LCM and fitted with two 19t helicopter elevators, one fwd from island and one aft. Landing deck can handle five UH-60 helicopters and is able to launch and recover Harrier and F-35B V/STOL aircraft when equipped with a separate ski-ramp module. Able to transport over 700 troops; vehicle and cargo capacity includes 10 trucks, 6 tanks, 6 AAVs, three field artillery pieces, 10 helicopters, and two LCACs. Can serve as a command ship in support of amphibious assault, humanitarian relief, or other maritime operations.

Planned third ship, 6113 Baeknyeongdo, may be larger (24000t and 230m long)

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.