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List of Republic of China Navy ships

This is an incomplete list of the ships of the Republic of China Navy sorted by type and class.

ROCN also avoids giving ships hull numbers that adds up or ends at "4", as the Chinese pronunciation of the number 4 is close to the pronunciation of "death". This numbering scheme is more apparent on newer acquired ships.

Note: The ROCN generally uses hull classification symbols similar to the U.S. system with some changes. The proper classification is provided when known.


Kee Lung class destroyer (Kidd class)


Chi Yang class frigate (Knox class)

Decommissioned U.S. Navy FF's transferred to Taiwan and further upgraded.

ROCS Cheng Kung and ROCS Chi Kuang

Cheng Kung class frigate (Oliver Hazard Perry class)

Built in Taiwan under license.

ROCS Kang Ding with S-70C helicopter

Kang Ding class frigate (La Fayette class)

Purchased from France in the early 1990s.

Patrol combatants

Tuo Chiang class corvette

Up to 12 planned

Ching Chiang class (Jin-Jiang) patrol ship

Locally designed and built by CSBC Corporation, Taiwan in Kaohsiung.

PCL class offshore patrol craft

9 locally designed and built. 143 tons fully load, 1x40 mm, 2x12.7 mm MG, 2x1 DC racks

Kung Hua VI (Kwang-Hwa) class missile boat

Prototype and 30 built; Last batch delivered to ROCN on October, 2011

Mine warfare

ROCS Yeong Feng Class coastal mine hunter

Built in Germany by Abeking and Rasmussen, Lemwer 1990-1991.

Abeking and Rasmussen, Lemwer 1990-1991der

Yung Yang (Yeong Yang) class minesweeper (Aggressive class

Amphibious warfare

Hsu Hai (Xu Hai) class dock landing ship (Anchorage class)

Chung He class tank landing ship (Newport class)

Chung Hai' class LST


Hai Shih class submarine (Tench class & Balao class)

World War II era submarines that were upgraded under GUPPY II program.

Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine (Zwaardvis class)

Purchased from the Netherlands in the mid 1980s.

Support ships

ROCS Yuen Feng

Yuen Feng class transport

Wu Yi class fast combat support ship

Pan Shi class fast combat support ship


Decommissioned ships

Long Chiang class patrol boat

US designed; based on PSMM MK.5

Hai Ou class missile boat (Dvora class)

Ex United States Navy Ships

Chao Yang class destroyer (Gearing class) World War II era DDs later upgraded to DDGs in three batches, Wu Chin I, II and III. All ships in this class were retired by 2005. [1]

Wu Chin I Batch: (Retired in 1980s-1990s)

Wu Chin II Batch: (Retired in late 1990s)

Wu Chin III Batch: (Retired in 2003-2004)

Benson-class destroyers

Gleaves-class destroyers

Fletcher-class destroyer

Allen M. Sumner-class destroyers

Ashland-class dock landing ship

Casa Grande-class dock landing ships

Evarts-class destroyer escorts

Cannon-class destroyer escorts

Rudderow-class destroyer escorts

Yangtze Patrol gunboats

PCE-842 class patrol craft

Admirable-class minesweepers

Crosley-class high speed transports

Charles Lawrence-class high speed transport

Auk-class minesweeper

PC-461-class submarine chaser

PGM-9 class gunboat

Infantry landing craft

Medium Landing ships

Tank landing ships

Ex British Navy Ships

Arethusa-class light cruiser

Flower-class corvette

Harbour Defence Motor Launches

Castle-class corvettes

Ex Royal Italian Navy Ships

Azio-class minelayer

Ex Imperial Japanese Navy Ships

Akizuki-class destroyer

Atami-class gunboat

Etorofu-class escort ship

Fushimi-class gunboat

Hashidate-class gunboat

Hiburi-class escort ships

Kagerō-class destroyers

Matsu-class destroyers

Mikura-class escort ship

Minekaze-class destroyer

No.4-class submarine chaser

No.13-class submarine chaser

Seta-class gunboat

Sokuten-class minelayer (1938)

Sokuten-class auxiliary minelayer (1913)

Type C escort ship

Type D escort ship


  1. ^ [] . LST-574 needs its own Wikipedia page due to this ship saving the Republic of China at the Battle of Guningtou in 1949. Retrieved 29 March 2017

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