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Republic of China Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 91 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Republic of China Navy (2022). The service currently counts 91 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.




Total Units: 91
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TvR:
74.6
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
12/33
A total of 33 naval services from 33 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 4 units
Fleet Core: 80 units
Amphib Asslt: 7 units
FORCE BALANCE:

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.
SUPPLIERS:
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HULL PREFIX:
"ROCS"
ESTABLISHED:
1947
75 yrs ago
as the "Republic of China Navy"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
25.8
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Submarines (4)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
49yrs
Hai Shih
SS-791
Hai Shih-class
49yrs
Hai Bao
SS-792
Hai Shih-class
35yrs
Hai Lung
SS-793
Hai Lung-class
34yrs
Hai Hu
SS-794
Hai Lung-class

Total Units: 4 (4%)


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
 
17yrs
Kee Lung
DDG-1801
Kee Lung-class
17yrs
Su Ao
DDG-1802
Kee Lung-class
16yrs
Tso Ying
DDG-1803
Kee Lung-class
16yrs
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
 
23yrs
Fong Yang
FFG-933
Chi Yang-class
29yrs
Fen Yang
FFG-934
Chi Yang-class
27yrs
Lan Yang
FFG-935
Chi Yang-class
23yrs
Hwai Yang
FFG-937
Chi Yang-class
24yrs
Ning Yang
FFG-938
Chi Yang-class
23yrs
Yi Yang
FFG-939
Chi Yang-class
29yrs
Cheng Kung
PFG-1101
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
28yrs
Cheng Ho
PFG-1103
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
27yrs
Chi Kuang
PFG-1105
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
26yrs
Yueh Fei
PFG-1106
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
29yrs
Tzu I
PFG-1107
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
25yrs
Pan Chao
PFG-1108
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
25yrs
Chang Chien
PFG-1109
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
18yrs
Tian Dan
PFG-1110
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
4yrs
Ming-Chuan
PFG-1112
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
4yrs
Feng Jia
PFG-1115
Oliver Hazard Perry-class
26yrs
Kang Ding
PFG-1202
Kang Ding-class
26yrs
Si Ning
PFG-1203
Kang Ding-class
25yrs
Kun Ming
PFG-1205
Kang Ding-class
25yrs
Di Hua
PFG-1206
Kang Ding-class
25yrs
Wu Chang
PFG-1207
Kang Ding-class
24yrs
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
 
8yrs
Tuo Chiang
PGG-618
Tuo Chiang-class
1yrs
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
 
32yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1301
Yung Feng-class
32yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1302
Yung Feng-class
31yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1303
Yung Feng-class
31yrs
Yung Feng
MHC-1305
Yung Feng-class
28yrs
Yung Yang
MSO-1306
Yung Yang-class
28yrs
Yung Tzu
MSO-1307
Yung Yang-class
28yrs
Yung Ku
MSO-1308
Yung Yang-class
28yrs
Yung Teh
MSO-1309
Yung Yang-class
10yrs
Yung Jin
MHC-1310
Osprey-class
10yrs
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
 
28yrs
Ching Chiang
PGG-603
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Dan Chiang
PGG-605
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Sing Chiang
PGG-606
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Feng Chiang
PGG-607
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Tzeng Chiang
PGG-608
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Kao Chiang
PGG-609
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Jin Chiang
PGG-610
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Hsiang Chiang
PGG-611
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Tze Chiang
PGG-612
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Po Chiang
PGG-614
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Chang Chiang
PGG-615
Ching Chiang-class
28yrs
Chu Chiang
PGG-617
Ching Chiang-class
19yrs
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
 
22yrs
Hsu Hai
LSD-193
Hsu Hai-class
74yrs
Ching Jian
LST-205
Chung Pang-class
67yrs
Ching Qii
LST-218
Chung Pang-class
64yrs
Ching Ming
LST-227
Chung Pang-class
61yrs
Ching Yeh
LST-231
Chung Pang-class
22yrs
Chung Ho
LST-232
Chung He-class
25yrs
Chung Ping
LST-233
Chung He-class

Total Units: 7 (8%)




On Order (10)


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

Total Units: 10


On Order Commitment: 10 Units


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