Sea Platforms

China launches seventh Type 071 LPD

31 December 2018

China's Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard has launched the seventh Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) vessel on order for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

The LPD took to the water on 28 December, as derived from information in a notice to mariners released by Shanghai's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) agency. The notice described the launch of a vessel that measures 210 m in length and 28 m in breadth.

The Type 071 LPD has an overall length of 210 m, an overall beam of 28 m, and a hull draught of 8 m. The platform has a top speed of 25 kt and can accommodate a crew complement of 156 including 23 officers.

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