Type 072II landing ship

The Type 072II landing ship (NATO designation Yuting-class) are large landing ships built by Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard as a successor to the Type 072 landing ship.[1] A total of four hulls have been delivered to the PLA Navy since the early 1990s. The Type 072-II is the PLA Navy’s first amphibious warfare ship to have a flight deck for helicopter take-off/landing. There are four ships currently in People's Liberation Army service, three of which are deployed in South Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN SSF) at Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, while the remaining one is deployed in East Sea Fleet of PLAN (PLAN ESF). All active ships are built by China Shipbuilding Shipyard (中华造船厂) in Shanghai.

Class overview
Builders: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 072
Succeeded by: Type 072III
In commission: 1993
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Landing Ship, Tank
Displacement: 3,430 tonnes standard, 4,800 tonnes full load
Length: 119.5 m
Beam: 16.4 m
Draught: 2.8 m
Propulsion: two 12PA6V-280MPC diesels
Speed: 14 knots
Range: 3,000 nm at 14 kt
Capacity: 250 troops or 10 tanks or 500t cargo
Complement: 104
Armament: 1 x Type 66 twin 57 mm naval gun and 3 x Type 76 twin 37 mm naval gun

Ships of the class

 Number   Pennant Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
1 930 灵岩山 / Lingyan Shan Zhonghua East Sea Fleet Active.
2 931 洞庭山 / Dongting Shan Zhonghua South Sea Fleet Active.
3 932 贺兰山 / Helan Shan Zhonghua South Sea Fleet Active.
4 933 六盘山 / Liupan Shan Zhonghua South Sea Fleet Active.

See also


  1. "Type 072-II (Yuting Class) Large Landing Ship - SinoDefence.com". Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
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