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LST-201 Chung Hai / Zhonghai

After the war, the US Navy landing craft all kinds of assistance to the construction of a large number of World War II allies, including the landing ship tank (LST), Landing Ship Medium (LSM), Landing Craft Infantry (LCI), the tank landing craft (LCT) and other four Type. At that time, Sino-US relations were good. Chiang Kai-shek approved the four types of landing ships named "China, America, Union and United" respectively.

Different from many people's imagination, the United States sent landing ships after the war. The original intention was not to help China establish amphibious force. It was purely used for non-combat missions. However, it was only afterwards that Chiang Kai-shek retired from Taiwan. In the "counterattack on the mainland", this batch of ships with landing functions has become a treasure. Not only has it been collected in large numbers, but it has also been modified and extended, so that the Taiwan Navy is still in use today.

After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the US Navy assisted all kinds of landing ships built by the Second World War to assist allies. Among them, there were a number of amphibious landing crafts. At that time, according to the tonnage (displacement), there were exactly four grades, which were tank landing ships. (LST), medium-sized (mechanical) landing ship (LSM/US-size), infantry landing craft (LCI/Lianzi), general landing craft (LCU/closed, hex).

At that time, Sino-US relations were good. Chiang Kai-shek approved that the four types of landing ships were named after "China, the United States, the United States, and the United States", namely, the Chinese character, the American font, the joint font, and the hyphen. In 1947 (the 36th year of the Republic of China), the Navy received a total of 10 medium-sized tank landing ships and six medium-sized medium-sized (mechanical) landing ships, which formed the main force of the national military transport ship.

At the end of the Second World War, the US Congress passed the "Public Law 512", preparing to provide and transfer 271 various remaining naval vessels of the Republic of China. The last ship to be donated was about 130 ships. In addition to the aforementioned "LST/Medium Warship Landing Ship" and "LSM/US Midsize Landing Ship", there are six escort destroyers (DE-destroyer escort) with a displacement of 1,300 tons.

The LST landing vehicle has a total length of 99.9m, a shipboard width of 15.24m, a full displacement of 3,776 tons, and is equipped with two diesel engines on the ship. The cruising speed is 14.82km/h, and the armed forces include two 40mm twin-connected artillery pieces and four 40mm artillery pieces. T75 type 20mm cannon 4 seats, served in the Chinese Navy for 64 years, until 2010, only after the deportation, during the period of 39 captains, a total of 75,126 hours of sailing.

The original intention was not to help China establish amphibious force. It was purely used for non-combat missions. However, it was only afterwards that Chiang Kai-shek retired from Taiwan. In the "counterattack on the mainland", this batch of ships with landing functions has become a treasure. Not only has it been collected in large numbers, but it has also been modified and extended, so that the Taiwan Navy is still in use today and has become a world miracle.

The tank landing ships of the Chinese Navy had the following ships: 201 Zhonghai, 202 Zhongquan (new), 203 Zhongding, 204 Zhongxing, 205 Zhongjian, 206 Zhongji, 208 Zhongxun, 209 Zhonglian, 210 Zhongrong, 211 Zhongsheng (change 222), 213 Zhonggong, 215 in the middle, 216 Zhongguang, 217 Zhongyu, 218 Zhongqi, 219 Zhongxi (Kaohsiung), 221 Zhongquan (Hengshan), 223 Zhongfu, 224 Zhongcheng, 225 Zhongqiang, 226 Zhongzhi, 227 Zhongming, 228 Zhongsu, 229 Zhongwan, 230 Zhongbang, 231 Zhongye, these do not include the conversion to repair ships or used as merchant ships, and the use of the Chinese Navy. Zhongxi Ship is the only LST of the Taiwan Navy with a triangular lattice, and the ship was later changed to the Communication Commandship (LCC).



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