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Republic of China Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 92 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Republic of China Navy (2024). The service currently counts 92 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 10/03/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 92

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TvR
74.6
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
12 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 5 units
Fleet Core: 80 units
Amphib Asslt: 7 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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Hull Prefix
"ROCS"
Established
1947
(77 yrs ago)
as the "Republic of China Navy"
Median Hull Age
26.7
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Submarines (5)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
51yrs
Hai Shih
SS-791
Hai Shih-class
51yrs
Hai Bao
SS-792
Hai Shih-class
37yrs
Hai Lung
SS-793
Hai Lung-class
36yrs
Hai Hu
SS-794
Hai Lung-class
0yrs
Hai Kun
SS-711
Hai Kun-class

Total Units: 5 (5%)


NOTES: Hai Shih-class are ex-USN Tench-class boats with GUPPY II program modifications; Hai Lung-class procured from the Netherlands in middle part of the 1980s, based on the Dutch Zwaardvis-class.




Destroyers (4)


Multi-mission hulls developed for Blue Water environment; operating independently or as part of the main surface fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
19yrs
Kee Lung
DDG-1801
Kee Lung-class
19yrs
Su Ao
DDG-1802
Kee Lung-class
18yrs
Tso Ying
DDG-1803
Kee Lung-class
18yrs
Ma Kong
DDG-1805
Kee Lung-class

Total Units: 4 (4%)


NOTES: The entire class is made up of ex-USN Kidd-class destroyers.




Frigates (22)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
25yrs
Fong Yang
FFG-933
Chi Yang-class
31yrs
Fen Yang
FFG-934
Chi Yang-class
29yrs
Lan Yang
FFG-935
Chi Yang-class
25yrs
Hwai Yang
FFG-937
Chi Yang-class
26yrs
Ning Yang
FFG-938
Chi Yang-class
25yrs
Yi Yang
FFG-939
Chi Yang-class
31yrs
Cheng Kung
PFG-1101
Cheng Kung-class
30yrs
Cheng Ho
PFG-1103
Cheng Kung-class
29yrs
Chi Kuang
PFG-1105
Cheng Kung-class
28yrs
Yueh Fei
PFG-1106
Cheng Kung-class
31yrs
Tzu I
PFG-1107
Cheng Kung-class
27yrs
Pan Chao
PFG-1108
Cheng Kung-class
27yrs
Chang Chien
PFG-1109
Cheng Kung-class
20yrs
Tian Dan
PFG-1110
Cheng Kung-class
6yrs
Ming-Chuan
PFG-1112
Cheng Kung-class
6yrs
Feng Jia
PFG-1115
Cheng Kung-class
28yrs
Kang Ding
PFG-1202
Kang Ding-class
28yrs
Si Ning
PFG-1203
Kang Ding-class
27yrs
Kun Ming
PFG-1205
Kang Ding-class
27yrs
Di Hua
PFG-1206
Kang Ding-class
27yrs
Wu Chang
PFG-1207
Kang Ding-class
26yrs
Chen De
PFG-1208
Kang Ding-class

Total Units: 22 (24%)


NOTES: Chi Yang-class and Cheng Kung-class are ex-USN Knox-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships, respectively. The French-originated La Fayette-class operates as the Kang Ding-class in the RoCN.




Corvettes (2)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
10yrs
Tuo Chiang
PGG-618
Tuo Chiang-class
3yrs
Ta Chiang
PGG-619
Tuo Chiang-class

Total Units: 2 (2%)


NOTES: Tuo Chiang (PGG-618) has served as the class prototype vessel.




Mine Warfare (10)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
34yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1301
Yung Feng-class
34yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1302
Yung Feng-class
33yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1303
Yung Feng-class
33yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1305
Yung Feng-class
30yrs
Yung Yang
MSO-1306
Yung Yang-class
30yrs
Yung Tzu
MSO-1307
Yung Yang-class
30yrs
Yung Ku
MSO-1308
Yung Yang-class
30yrs
Yung Teh
MSO-1309
Yung Yang-class
12yrs
Yung Jin
MHC-1310
Osprey-class
12yrs
Yung An
MHC-1311
Osprey-class

Total Units: 10 (11%)


NOTES: Yung Feng-class built in German for the RoCN; Yung Yang-class are ex-USN Aggressive-class minesweepers; Yung Jin-class are ex-USN Osprey-class minehunters.




Offshore Patrol Vessels (42)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
30yrs
Ching Chiang
PGG-603
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Dan Chiang
PGG-605
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Sing Chiang
PGG-606
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Feng Chiang
PGG-607
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Tzeng Chiang
PGG-608
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Kao Chiang
PGG-609
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Jin Chiang
PGG-610
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Hsiang Chiang
PGG-611
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Tze Chiang
PGG-612
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Po Chiang
PGG-614
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Chang Chiang
PGG-615
Ching Chiang-class
30yrs
Chu Chiang
PGG-617
Ching Chiang-class
21yrs
FACG-60
30 Boats
Kuang Hua VI-class

Total Units: 42 (46%)




Amphibious Assault (7)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
24yrs
Hsu Hai
LSD-193
Hsu Hai-class
76yrs
Ching Jian
LST-205
Chung Pang-class
69yrs
Ching Qii
LST-218
Chung Pang-class
66yrs
Ching Ming
LST-227
Chung Pang-class
63yrs
Ching Yeh
LST-231
Chung Pang-class
24yrs
Chung Ho
LST-232
Chung He-class
27yrs
Chung Ping
LST-233
Chung He-class

Total Units: 7 (8%)




On Order (17)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
Unnamed Ship
Corvette
SS-712
Submarine
SS-713
Submarine
SS-714
Submarine
SS-715
Submarine
SS-716
Submarine
SS-717
Submarine
SS-718
Submarine

Total Units: 17


On Order Commitment: 17 Units


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