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Taiwan launches first domestically built LPD

14th April 2021 - 02:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Yu Shan is launched by CSBC Corporation. (CNA)

Taiwan continues to upgrade its navy with domestically built vessels, and a new LPD is now on the horizon.

Taiwan launched its first indigenously designed LPD, Yu Shan, in Kaohsiung on 13 April. The 10,600t vessel being built by CSBC Corporation is named after the tallest peak in Taiwan, and it is the largest naval vessel to be constructed in Taiwan.

President Tsai Ing-wen and Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng attended the launching and naming ceremony for the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) ship. Tsai said the LPD with pennant number 1401 would ‘strengthen the navy’s ability to fulfil its mission and further solidify our defences’. It is expected to enter service in the first half of next

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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