Amphibious assault ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious assault ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Liancourt Rocks, one of a group of islands located in the western part of the Sea of Japan. Island sovereignty disputed between Japan and South Korea
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Other
Ordered:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
18800 t
Length:
199 m
Beam (overall):
31 m
Draught:
7 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * SEMT Pielstick 16 PC2.5 STC Diesel engine
Speed:
23 knots

Crew

Complement:
330

Combat assets

Troops:
720
Capacity:
  • Up to 200 vehicles
  • 6 * tanks
  • 7 * amphibious assault vehicles
Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * LSF-2 or LCAC
Electronics:
  • SMART-L air search radar
  • MW08 surface search radar
  • AN/SPS-95K navigation radar
  • TACAN
  • VAMPIR-MB optronic sight
  • ESM/ECM:SLQ-200(v)5K SONATA
  • Chaff launcher
Armament:
  • 2 * Goalkeeper CIWS
  • 1 *┬áRIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
Aircraft:
  • Up to 15 helicopters (15 * UH-60 Black Hawk or 10 * SH-60F Ocean Hawk helicopters)

ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) is the lead ship of the Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship of the Republic of Korea Navy, launched on 12 July 2005 at the shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Constructions Co. in Busan. Presently Dokdo is the flagship and the largest vessel in the South Korean navy. ROKS Dokdo was commissioned into the ROK Navy on 3 July 2007.

In March 2010, Dokdo assisted in search and rescue operations after the sinking of ROKS Cheonan. In July, the ship took part in Operation Invincible Spirit, a joint alliance exercise.

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