Type 072III

Type 072III-class landing ship
Class overview
Builders: China Shipbuilding Shipyard
Preceded by: Type 072II
Subclasses: Type 072III
Type 072A
Completed: 20
General characteristics
Type: Landing ship
Displacement: 3430 ton standard, 4800 ton full
Length: 119.5 m (392 ft)
Beam: 16.4 m (54 ft)
Draft: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Installed power: 2 × 12PA6V-280MPC diesel at 7,080 kW (9,490 hp)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Capacity: 10 × tanks or
500 tons of cargo or
250 fully equipped troops
Complement: 104
Aviation facilities: helicopter platform

The Type 072-III (NATO codename: Yuting-II class) is the follow-on of the Type 072-II (Yuting-I class) large landing ship initially introduced in the 1990s by the People's Republic of China.

Type 072III landing ship

Type 072-III features a redesigned concealed bridge, and possibly enhanced sealift capability. The main difference between Type 072III and its predecessor Type 072II is that Type 072III incorporates a helicopter platform at stern (no hangar). A total of eleven ships have entered service with People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and all of them were built by China Shipbuilding Shipyard (中华造船厂) in Shanghai, Most of Type 072III deployed in PLAN East Sea Fleet (ESF), and the remaining in PLAN North Sea Fleet (NSF) and South Sea Fleet (SSF).

Ships of Class

Number Pennant Number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
1 991 峨眉山 / Emei Shan Zhonghua September 1992 South Sea Fleet Active
2 934 丹霞山 / Danxia Shan Zhonghua September 1995 East Sea Fleet Active
3 935 雪峰山 / Xuefeng Shan Zhonghua December 1995 East Sea Fleet Active
4 936 海洋山 / Haiyang Shan Zhonghua May 1996 East Sea Fleet Active
5 937 青城山 / Qingcheng Shan Zhonghua August 1996 East Sea Fleet Active
6 938 吕梁山 / Lüliang Shan Zhonghua January 1997 East Sea Fleet Active
7 939 普驼山 / Putuo Shan Zhonghua April 2000 East Sea Fleet Active
8 940 天台山 / Tiantai Shan Zhonghua 2000 East Sea Fleet Active
9 908 雁荡山 / Yandang Shan Zhonghua 2000 North Sea Fleet Active
10 909 九华山 / Jiuhua Shan Zhonghua 2000 North Sea Fleet Active
11 910 黄岗山 / Huanggang Shan Zhonghua 2000 North Sea Fleet Active

Type 072A landing ship

Type 072A landing ship is the latest member of Type 072 series landing ship. Derived from Type 072III, the most obvious visual difference between Type 072A and all earlier models of Type 072 series is that the step of the stepped superstructure on all earlier models has been eliminated. Some internet sources have claimed that this class is called Type 072IV or Type 075, but such claims have yet to be verified by official governmental sources. A total of 9 ships have been identified, and most of them are deployed at 6th Detachment of PLAN South Sea Fleet at Zhanjiang.

Ships of Class

Number Pennant Number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
1 911 天柱山 / Tianzhu Shan Dalian North Sea Fleet Active
2 912 大青山 / Daqing Shan Dalian North Sea Fleet Active
3 913 八仙山 / Baxian Shan Zhonghua East Sea Fleet Active
4 992 华顶山 / Huading Shan Wuchang South Sea Fleet Active
5 993 罗宵山 / Luoxiao Shan Zhonghua South Sea Fleet Active
6 994 戴云山 / Daiyun Shan Wuchang South Sea Fleet Active
7 995 万羊山 / Wanyang Shan Zhonghua South Sea Fleet Active
8 996 老铁山 / Laotie Shan Dalian South Sea Fleet Active
9 997 绿华山 / Lühua Shan or 云雾山 / Yunwu Shan Wuchang South Sea Fleet Active

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