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ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111) is the lead ship of the Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships 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. Previously, this title was held by the 9,000-ton at-sea Underway Replenishment (UNREP) support vessel ROKS Cheonji.
ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111)
|Ordered:||28 October 2002|
|Builder:||Hanjin Heavy Industries & Constructions Co., Busan, South Korea|
|Launched:||12 July 2005|
|Commissioned:||3 July 2007|
|Class and type:||Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship|
|Length:||199 m (653 ft)|
|Beam:||31 m (102 ft)|
|Draught:||7 m (23 ft)|
|Propulsion:||4 SEMT Pielstick 16 PC2.5 STC Diesel engine|
|Boats & landing |
|2 LSF-II or LCAC|
|Capacity:||Up to 200 vehicles|
|Troops:||720 marines, 6 tanks, 7 amphibious assault vehicles|
|Sensors and |
|SMART-L air search radar, MW08 surface search radar, AN/SPS-95K navigation radar, TACAN, VAMPIR-MB optronic sight|
|Electronic warfare |
|ESM/ECM:SLQ-200(v)5K SONATA, Chaff launcher|
|Armament:||Two Goalkeeper CIWS, One RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile|
|Aircraft carried:||Up to 15 helicopters (15 UH-60 Black Hawk or 10 SH-60F Ocean Hawk helicopters)|
The name Dokdo comes from the Korean name for the Liancourt Rocks, called Takeshima in Japanese. The islets' ownership is disputed between Japan and South Korea. ROKS Dokdo was commissioned into the ROK Navy on 3 July 2007.
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