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The Republic of China Navy (中華民國海軍; pinyin
Pinyin
Pinyin is the official system to transcribe Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. It is also often used to teach Mandarin Chinese and spell Chinese names in foreign publications and used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into...

: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn) is the maritime branch of the Armed forces of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The ROC Navy's primary mission is to defend ROC territories and the sea lanes that surround Taiwan against a blockade, attack, or possible invasion by forces of the People's Republic of China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

. Operations include maritime patrols in the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan Strait
The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait, formerly known as the Black Ditch, is a 180-km-wide strait separating Mainland China and Taiwan. The strait is part of the South China Sea and connects to East China Sea to the northeast...

 and surrounding waters, as well as counter-strike and counter-invasion operations during wartime. The Republic of China Marine Corps
Republic of China Marine Corps
Republic of China Marine CorpsPersonnel15,000 The Republic of China Marine Corps is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as...

 functions as a branch of the Navy.

The ship prefix
Ship prefix
A ship prefix is a combination of letters, usually abbreviations, used in front of the name of a civilian or naval ship.Prefixes for civilian vessels may either identify the type of propulsion, such as "SS" for steamship, or purpose, such as "RV" for research vessel. Civilian prefixes are often...

 for ROCN combatants is ROCS (Republic of China Ship); an older usage is CNS (Chinese Navy Ship).

Organization

  • Navy General Headquarters (海軍總司令部)
Navy GHQ is subordinate to the General Staff, the Minister of Defense, and the ROC President.
  • Internal units: Personnel, Combat Readiness & Training, Logistics, Planning, Combat Systems, General Affairs, Comptroller, Inspector General, Political Warfare.
  • Naval Fleet Command (艦隊司令部)
  • 124th Fleet: Tsoying District, Kaohsiung City
  • 131st Fleet: Keelung City, Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province is one of the two administrative divisions referred to as provinces and is controlled by the Republic of China . The province covers approximately 73% of the territory controlled by the Republic of China...

  • 146th Fleet: Makung
    Makung
    Makung is the county seat of Penghu, in Taiwan Province, Taiwan . Makung is on the western part of the main Penghu Island....

    , Penghu, Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province is one of the two administrative divisions referred to as provinces and is controlled by the Republic of China . The province covers approximately 73% of the territory controlled by the Republic of China...

  • Amphibious Fleet (151st Fleet), Tsoying District, Kaohsiung City
  • 168th Fleet: Suao, Yilan County, Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province
    Taiwan Province is one of the two administrative divisions referred to as provinces and is controlled by the Republic of China . The province covers approximately 73% of the territory controlled by the Republic of China...

  • 192nd Fleet (Navy Minesweeper Fleet): Tsoying District, Kaohsiung City
  • 256th Submarine Squadron: Tsoying District
  • 261st Squadron
  • Hai Chiao(Sea Dragon) PGMG Guided Missile Boat/Craft Group (海蛟大隊)
1st Hai Chiao Guided Missile Boat/Craft Squadron of 10 Hai Ou class missile boat
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 (Dvora class)
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

2nd Hai Chiao Guided Missile Boat/Craft Squadron of 10 Hai Ou class missile boat
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 (Dvora class)
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

3rd Hai Chiao Guided Missile Boat/Craft Squadron of 10 Hai Ou class missile boat
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 (Dvora class)
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

4th Hai Chiao Guided Missile Boat/Craft Squadron of 10 Hai Ou class missile boat
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 (Dvora class)
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

5th Hai Chiao Guided Missile Boat/Craft Squadron of 10 Kuang Hua VI class missile boat
Kuang Hua VI class missile boat
The Kuang Hua VI class missile boat is a new type of patrol craft entering service with the Republic of China Navy . The prototype was launched in 2003, and the whole class is scheduled to enter service by 2010.-Project history:...

  • Hai Feng Shore Based Anti-ship Missile Group (海鋒大隊), operates 6 batteries of fixed/mobile HF-2 anti-ship missiles.
  • 7th Hai Feng Shore Based Anti-ship Missile Squadron (海鋒大隊第七中隊), Haulien, Eastern Taiwan.
  • Aviation Command
    Republic of China Naval Aviation Command
    The Republic of China Naval Aviation Command is the aviation branch of the Republic of China Navy. The ROCNAC's primary mission is to defend ROC territories and the sea lanes that surround Taiwan against an attack by the People's Republic of China....

     (operates from Pingtung, Tsoying, Hualien, and Taoyuan AB)
  • Naval Aviation, Taoyuan AB Command, will receive 12 P-3C.
  • 1st ASW Aviation Group
  • 133rd Squadron: S-2T, at Pingtung.
  • 134th Squadron: S-2T, at Pingtung.
  • 2nd ASW Aviation Group
  • 701st Helicopter Squadron (Light), S-70C(M)-1, at Hualien.
  • 702nd Helicopter Squadron (Light), S-70C(M)-2, at Tsoying.
  • 501st Helicopter Squadron (Light), 500MD ASW, at Tsoying.
  • Maintenance Group
  • 1st Maintenance Squadron (Pingtung)
  • 2nd Maintenance Squadron (Tsoying)
  • 3rd Maintenance Squadron (Hualien)
    • Marine Corps Command
      Republic of China Marine Corps
      Republic of China Marine CorpsPersonnel15,000 The Republic of China Marine Corps is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as...

      (陸戰隊司令部)
    • Education, Training and Doctrine Command(教育訓練暨準則發展司令部)
    • Logistics Command (後勤司令部)
    • Naval Academy, Hydrographic & Oceanographic Bureau, Shipbuilding Development Center, Communication Systems, General Service.


Sources:

History



1911–1949


See also Naval history of China
Naval history of China
The naval history of China dates back thousands of years, with archives existing since the late Spring and Autumn Period about the ancient navy of China and the various ship types used in war. China was leading maritime power in the years 1405-1433, when Chinese shipbuilders began to build massive...

.


The precursor to the modern ROC Navy was established as the Ministry of the Navy in the Provisional Government of the Republic of China in 1911 following the overthrow of the Qing dynasty
Qing Dynasty
The Qing Dynasty was the last dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief, abortive restoration in 1917. It was preceded by the Ming Dynasty and followed by the Republic of China....

. During the period of warlordism that scarred China in the 1920s and 1930s the ROCN remained loyal to the Kuomintang
Kuomintang
The Kuomintang of China , sometimes romanized as Guomindang via the Pinyin transcription system or GMD for short, and translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party is a founding and ruling political party of the Republic of China . Its guiding ideology is the Three Principles of the People, espoused...

 government of Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the "Father of the Nation" , a view agreed upon by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China...

 instead of the warlord government in Beijing
Beijing
Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

. During that time and throughout World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, the ROCN concentrated mainly on riverine warfare as the poorly equipped ROCN was not a match to Imperial Japanese Navy over ocean or coast.

Following World War II, a number of Japanese destroyers and scrapped U.S. ships were transferred to the ROC Navy. During the Chinese Civil War
Chinese Civil War
The Chinese Civil War was a civil war fought between the Kuomintang , the governing party of the Republic of China, and the Communist Party of China , for the control of China which eventually led to China's division into two Chinas, Republic of China and People's Republic of...

, the ROCN was involved in the protection of supply convoys and the withdrawal of the ROC Government and over 1+ million refugees to Taiwan in 1949. The subsequent reorganization and reestablishment of the Navy after evacuation to Taiwan is referenced in the lyrics of the post 1949 ROC Navy Song "The New Navy" (新海軍).

1949–Present


Following the relocation of the ROC government to Taiwan, the ROCN was involved in a number of commando attack escorts, evacuation and transport more soldiers displaced and later to provide patrols and resupply operations to Kinmen
Kinmen
Kinmen , also known as Quemoy , is a small archipelago of several islands administered by the Republic of China : Greater Kinmen, Lesser Kinmen, and some islets. Administratively, it is Kinmen County of Fujian Province, ROC. The county is claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of its...

 and Matsu
Matsu Islands
The Matsu Islands are a minor archipelago of 19 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County , Fujian Province of the Republic of China . Only a small area of what is historically Lienchiang County is under the control of the ROC...

 in the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan Strait
The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait, formerly known as the Black Ditch, is a 180-km-wide strait separating Mainland China and Taiwan. The strait is part of the South China Sea and connects to East China Sea to the northeast...

 and South China Sea offshore islands.

Since the 1990s the Navy has grown in importance as the emphasis of the ROC's military doctrine moves towards countering a possible PRC blockade, as well as offshore engagement. The ROCN has been working hard to expand its capability in electronic and anti-submarine warfare, as well as the replacement of its current antiquated fleet.

Equipment


See also: List of ships of the Republic of China Navy

Traditionally, most ROCN equipment is purchased from the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, though several ships have been built domestically under licence or through domestic development. The ROCN has also purchased Lafayette class frigates from France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 and Zwaardvis class submarines from the Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 as well as well as four U.S. Kidd class
Kidd class destroyer
The Kidd class guided missile destroyers were a series of four warships based upon the hull of the Spruance class destroyers. These ships were originally ordered by the Shah of Iran for service in the Persian Gulf in an air defense role...

 (renamed Keelung) destroyers originally intended for Iran.

Despite the ROCN refurbishing and extending the service life of its vessels and equipment, it has suffered from procurement difficulties due to pressures exerted by the PRC. It has only two useful submarines. The U.S. has approved sales of eight new diesel powered submarines but lacks the manufacturing capability to make the engines; at the same time, threats from the PRC prevent the necessary technology transfer from other countries. Furthermore, the Legislative Yuan
Legislative Yuan
The Legislative Yuan is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China .The Legislative Yuan is one of the five branches of government stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic of China, which follows Sun Yat-sen's Three Principles of the People...

 did not approve the budget and thereby slowed the opportunity to procure the badly needed underwater defense capability.

On September 12, 2007, an arms notification was sent to the U.S. Congress concerning an order for 12 P-3C Orion patrol aircraft and 3 "spare aircraft", along with an order for 144 SM-2 Block IIIA surface-to-air missile
Surface-to-air missile
A surface-to-air missile or ground-to-air missile is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles...

s. A contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin to refurbish the 12 P-3C Orion aircraft for the ROC on March 13, 2009, with deliveries to start in 2012.

On August 26, 2008, an arms notification was sent to Congress for an order for 60 air launched Harpoon Block II missiles for the 12 P-3C.

On October 3, 2008, an arms notification was sent to Congress for an order for 32 submarine launched Harpoon Block II missiles. At least a portion of these missiles will be installed on the navy's Hai-Lung class submarines.

On January 29, 2010, the U.S. government announced 5 notifications to the U.S. Congress for arms sales to the ROC. In the contracts total 6.392 Billion USD, ROC Navy will get 2 Osprey class mine hunters for 105 million USD,25 Link 16 terminals on ships for 340 millions, 10 ship and 2 air launched Harpoon L/II for 37 millions.

The ROC Navy already has 95 older Harpoon missiles in its inventory for the 8 Knox frigates, 22 newer RGM-84L for the 4 Kidd DDGs, 32 sub launched Harpoon II on order for the 2 Zwaardvis/Hai Lung submarines, and with 60 air launched Harpoon Block II anti-ship missile on order for the 12 P-3C, plus the newly announced 10 ship launched and 2 air launched Harpoon II/L sales.

On August 31, 2010, it was announced for next year's defense budget, ROCN plan to lease 1 or 2 more Newport LSTs from US, but the 900 ton stealth corvette plan has been put on hold, due to lack of budget.

On September 29, 2010, the U.S. Congress passed resolution, authorizing U.S. government for sales of 1 more Osprey class mine hunter to the ROC.

Other ongoing locally upgrade program includes Ching Chiang class patrol ship that were designed back in 1990s to carry 4 HF-1 anti-ship missiles on board but only the lead boat had them. Since 2006, 7 ships of this class were upgraded to carry 4 HF-2/3 with W-160 fire control radar from Wu Chin III program (as well as Honeywell H-930 MCS CDS stripped from 7 retired Yang class Wu Chin 3 AAW DDGs). On 2010 it was found more ships of this class undergoing this same upgrade program but using CSIST produced fire control radars instead.

On December 29, 2010, 2 LST(中肇、中治戰車登陸艦) and remaining of the 4 Adjutant class coastal mine hunters were retired.

On October 31, 2011, all 8 PCL in 124th Fleet, retired.

Combatants


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| Destroyer
| Kee Lung Class
| 4
| Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ingalls Shipbuilding is a shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA, originally established in 1938, and is now part of Huntington Ingalls Industries...



| ex-Kidd class
Kidd class destroyer
The Kidd class guided missile destroyers were a series of four warships based upon the hull of the Spruance class destroyers. These ships were originally ordered by the Shah of Iran for service in the Persian Gulf in an air defense role...


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| Frigate
| Cheng Kung Class
Cheng Kung class frigate
The Cheng Kung class frigates are based upon the U.S. Oliver Hazard Perry class and are currently serving in the Republic of China Navy...


| 8
| CSBC Corporation

| long hull Oliver Hazard Perry Class
Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate
The Oliver Hazard Perry class is a class of frigates named after the American Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the naval Battle of Lake Erie...

 design
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| Frigate
| Chi Yang class frigate
| 8
| Lockheed/Avondale
Avondale Shipyard
Avondale Shipyard was an independent shipbuilding company, acquired by Litton Industries, in turn acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation. Now, along with the former Ingalls Shipbuilding, the yard is part of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The yard is located on the West Bank of the Mississippi...



| ex-Knox class
Knox class frigate
Knox class frigates were United States Navy warships, originally laid down as ocean escorts , but were all redesignated as frigates on 30 June 1975 in the USN 1975 ship reclassification and their hull designation changed from DE to FF.A sub-class of the Knox class was built, commonly referred to as...


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| Frigate
| Kang Ding Class
| 6
| DCNS

| La Fayette class
La Fayette class frigate
The La Fayette class units are light multi-mission frigates built by DCN and operated by French Marine Nationale...

 variant

Submarines



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| Hai Lung class submarine
Hai Lung class submarine
The Hai Lung class of submarine was manufactured in the Netherlands for the Republic of China and is currently in service with its navy...

 (Zwaardvis class) || 2 || Rotterdam Dockyard Company Submarines ||
|-----
| Hai Shih class submarine (Tench class)
Tench class submarine
Tench-class submarines were a type of submarine built for the United States Navy between 1944 and 1951. They were an evolutionary improvement over the Gato and Balao classes, only about 35 to 40 tons larger, but more strongly built and with a slightly improved internal layout...

 || 2 || Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard , often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is used for remodeling and repairing the Navy's ships...

 ||

Fast Attack Missile Craft and Patrol Ship


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| Ching Chiang class patrol ship || 12 || CSBC Corporation ||
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| Kuang Hua VI class missile boat
Kuang Hua VI class missile boat
The Kuang Hua VI class missile boat is a new type of patrol craft entering service with the Republic of China Navy . The prototype was launched in 2003, and the whole class is scheduled to enter service by 2010.-Project history:...

 || 29 (class of 31 completed by 2011) || CSBC Corporation ||
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| Hai Ou class missile boat
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 (Dvora class)
Dvora class fast patrol boat
The Dvora class fast patrol boat is a fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli Dabur.-Sri Lanka:...

 || 50 mostly built in Taiwan. Less than 40 exist, replacing by KH-6 missile craft || CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
CSBC Corporation, Taiwan , CSBC for short, formerly known as China Shipbuilding Corporation is a state-owned enterprise of the Republic of China...

 ||

Minesweepers



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| Yung Yang class minesweeper
Aggressive class minesweeper
The Aggressive class minesweepers are a class of US-built minesweepers. They are designated as MSO , distinguishing them from the smaller coastal MSCs and inshore MSIs...

 (Aggressive class)
Aggressive class minesweeper
The Aggressive class minesweepers are a class of US-built minesweepers. They are designated as MSO , distinguishing them from the smaller coastal MSCs and inshore MSIs...

 || 4 || J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp.
J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp.
The J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. was founded in 1924 by Joseph M. Martinac on the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma, Washington. It specializes in the construction of tugs, trawlers, ferries, naval patrol craft and power yachts up to long.-History:...

 ||
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| Yung Feng class coastal minehunter (MMW50 class) || 4 || Abeking & Rasmussen ||
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| Osprey class coastal minehunter
Osprey class coastal minehunter
Osprey-class coastal minehunters are designed to find, classify, and destroy moored and bottom naval mines from vital waterways. They use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control...

 || 3 (on order, announced) || Intermarine USA  ||

Amphibious



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| Hsuhai class dock landing ship
Anchorage class dock landing ship
The Anchorage class dock landing ships were a series of five dock landing ships constructed and commissioned by the United States Navy between 1965 and 1972. US Navy decommissioned all five of them by 2003. They are succeeded by Whidbey Island class LSDs and Harpers Ferry class LSDs.-Ship List: ...

 (ex-USS Pensacola LSD-38)
USS Pensacola (LSD-38)
USS Pensacola was a of the United States Navy. She was the fourth Navy ship to be named for the naval town of Pensacola, Florida...

 || 1 || General Dynamics-Quincy
Fore River Shipyard
The Fore River Shipyard of Quincy, Massachusetts, more formally known as the Fore River Ship and Engine Building Company, was a shipyard in the United States from 1883 until 1986. Located on the Weymouth Fore River, the yard began operations in 1883 in Braintree, Massachusetts before being moved...

 ||
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| Chung Cheng class dock landing ship
Casa Grande class dock landing ship
The Casa Grande class was a class of dock landing ships used by the Royal Navy and the United States Navy during the Second World War. Nineteen ships were planned, but two, and were cancelled before being completed.-Design:...

 (ex-USS Comstock LSD-19)
USS Comstock (LSD-19)
USS Comstock was a Casa Grande-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the first Navy ship named in honor of the Comstock Lode in Nevada, discovered in 1859, which was one of the richest deposits of precious metals known in the world.As of 2011, the ship is in active service at...

 || 1 || Newport News Shipbuilding ||
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| Chung Ho class tank landing ship
Newport class tank landing ship
Newport-class tank-landing ships are an improved class of American tank-landing ship , intended to provide substantial advantages over their World War II-era predecessors...

 (Newport class)
Newport class tank landing ship
Newport-class tank-landing ships are an improved class of American tank-landing ship , intended to provide substantial advantages over their World War II-era predecessors...

 || 2 || Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
The Philadelphia Naval Business Center, formerly known as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Philadelphia Navy Yard, was the first naval shipyard of the United States. The U.S. Navy reduced its activities there in the 1990s, and ended most of them on September 30, 1995...

 ||
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| Chung Hai class
USS LST-1
USS LST-1 was a tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II, the lead ship in her class of 390.LST-1 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 7 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen; and commissioned...

 (LST-1)
USS LST-1
USS LST-1 was a tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II, the lead ship in her class of 390.LST-1 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 7 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen; and commissioned...

 || 7 || Newport News Shipbuilding ||
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| Mei Chin class
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium
The LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium were a class of landing ships built for the United States Navy during World War II.The class commenced with the construction of LSM-1 on 5 May 1944 and continued on through the construction and commissioning of LSM-500 on 17 May 1945.This class was replaced,...

 (LSM-1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium
The LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium were a class of landing ships built for the United States Navy during World War II.The class commenced with the construction of LSM-1 on 5 May 1944 and continued on through the construction and commissioning of LSM-500 on 17 May 1945.This class was replaced,...

 || 4 || Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. ||

Support



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| Wu Yi class fleet oiler || 1 || CSBC Corporation ||
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| Ta De class (ARS-556) salvage tug
USS Recovery (ARS-43)
USS Recovery was a Bolster-class rescue and salvage ship of the United States Navy, which remained in commission for over 48 years....

 (ex-USS Recovery ARS-43)
USS Recovery (ARS-43)
USS Recovery was a Bolster-class rescue and salvage ship of the United States Navy, which remained in commission for over 48 years....

 || 1 || Basalt Rock Inc. ||
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| Tai Hu class (ARS-552) salvage tug
USS Grapple (ARS-7)
USS Grapple was an Diver-class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for coming to the aid of stricken vessels....

 (ex-USS Grapple ARS-7)
USS Grapple (ARS-7)
USS Grapple was an Diver-class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for coming to the aid of stricken vessels....

 || 1 || Basalt Rock Inc. ||
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| Ta Tung class (ATF-548) fleet tug
USS Chickasaw
USS Chickasaw may refer to:, a monitor in commission from 1864 to 1865, a tug commissioned in 1898 and sold in 1913, a tug commissioned in 1943 and sold in 1976...

 (ex-USS Chickasaw AT-83)
USS Chickasaw (AT-83)
USS Chickasaw was a constructed for the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Pacific Ocean in World War II and the Korean War, and was awarded six battle stars for World War II and two battle stars during the Korean War.She was the third U.S...

 || 1 || Charleston Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. ||
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| Ta Kuan oceanographic research ship || 1 || Fincantieri
Fincantieri
Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. is a shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy. It was formed in 1959 and is the largest shipbuilder in the Mediterranean, and one of the largest in Europe...

, Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy ||
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| Chung Bai class coastal logistics tankers
USS Patapsco
Six ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Patapsco, named for the Patapsco River in Maryland. a sloop laid down as USS Chesapeake, but renamed while under construction. a Passaic-class ironclad monitor during the American Civil War. the lead ship of her class of tugs between 1911...

 (ex-USS Pecatonica AOG-57)
USS Patapsco
Six ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Patapsco, named for the Patapsco River in Maryland. a sloop laid down as USS Chesapeake, but renamed while under construction. a Passaic-class ironclad monitor during the American Civil War. the lead ship of her class of tugs between 1911...

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Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
The Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation was a United States corporation which built ships for the US Navy and merchant marine during World War II ....

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| Wu Kang class coastal transports || 2 || CSBC Corporation ||
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| Wan An coastal transport || 1 || CSBC Corporation ||
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| Tai Wu coastal transport || 1 || CSBC Corporation  ||

Aircraft



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| Grumman S-2 Tracker  || || Maritime patrol aircraft || S-2T Turbo Tracker
S-2 Tracker
The Grumman S-2 Tracker was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare aircraft to enter service with the US Navy. The Tracker was of conventional design with twin engines, a high wing and tricycle undercarriage. The type was exported to a number of navies around the world...

 || 26, half operational || Originally 32 were upgraded to T version, but only 27 were converted
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| Lockheed P-3C Orion || || Maritime patrol aircraft || P-3C Orion || 12 || Ordered, plus 3 spare airframes
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| Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk || || Naval utility/ASW
Anti-submarine warfare
Anti-submarine warfare is a branch of naval warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage or destroy enemy submarines....

 helicopter || S-70C(M)-1/2 Thunderhawk || 19 || Out of 10+11 ordered
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| Hughes 500MD/ASW Defender
MD 500 Defender
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 || || ASW
Anti-submarine warfare
Anti-submarine warfare is a branch of naval warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage or destroy enemy submarines....

 helicopter|| Hughes 500MD/ASW Defender
MD 500 Defender
|-See also:-External links:* *...

|| 9 || Out of original 13 ordered

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