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South Korean navy receives third LST-2-class tank landing ship

  • The Republic of Korea Navy has received its third Cheonwangbong-class landing ship
  • Service is on track to operate a class of four vessels, which will significantly bolster the country’s amphibious capabilities, by end-2019

The second LST-II tank landing ship for the Republic of Korea Navy, Cheonjabong . Its sister ship, Ilchulbong , was handed over to the RoKN on 2 April.Photo by: Hyundai Heavy Industries
The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received its third Cheonwangbong (LST-2)-class tank landing ship from local shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
The vessel, which will be known as ROKS Ilchulbong with pennant number 688 once commissioned, was handed over to the service 2 April, South Korea’s Defense Administration Program Agency (DAPA) announced on the same day.
Ilchulbong is the third of four planned LST-II tank landing ships for the RoKN.
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