Tianzhu Shan (911)

Tianzhu Shan, c.2011, showing the helicopter pad, cargo deck, and twin 37mm turret at the bow. Uploaded to Wikipedia by user 樱井千一.

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Ship Class
Ship Type
Launched
2003
Commissioned
2004
AD/BC
AD
History

Tianzhu Shan (911) is a Type 072A landing ship, launched in 2003. One of fifteen in the class, she is capable of 21 knots, and displaces 4,800 tons. Tianzhu Shan can carry up to 250 troops, with ten tanks, four landing craft, and an unspecified number of air-cushion vehicles. She has a landing pad, which can accommodate a medium helicopter, but does not possess a hangar. The only defensive armament is a twin 37mm gun, plus whatever the embarked troops are carrying.