Thursday, 30 April 2015

Wonsan-class Minelayer Ship: Sole ship of the class - MLS-560 ROKS Wonsan


Wonsan-class minelayer (Hangul/Hanja/Romanization:원산급 기뢰부설함/元山級機雷敷設艦/Wonsan-geup Giroe Buseol-ham) is a one-ship class of minelayers currently in service on the Republic of Korea Navy. The namesake of the class is bestowed from the City of Wonsan, a principal city which is located at Gangwon Province in the present-day North Korea (DPRK). It is previously located at Southern Hamgyeong Province before September 1946.

The Republic of Korea Navy planned to commission three Wonsan class mine layers. However, due to budget problems in 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, only one was commissioned - which is known as MLS-560 ROKS Wonsan.


General characteristics of MLS-560 ROKS Wonsan
Type:
Minelayer
Displacement:
3,300 tonnes (3,248 long tons) full load
Length:
104 m (341 ft 2 in)
Beam:
15 m (49 ft 3 in)
Draft:
4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:
Combined diesel and diesel 4 SEMT-Pielstick 12 PA 6 diesels
Speed:
22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Range:
4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement:
160
Sensors and
processing systems:
Signaal DA-08 air surveillance radar
- AN/SPS-10C navigation radar
- ST-1802 fire control radar
Signaal PHS-32 hull-mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
ULQ-11K ESM/ECM suite
Armament:
• 1 × 76 mm cannon
• 2 × 40L70K double-barreled 40 mm cannon
• 2 × triple 324 mm (12.8 in) Mark 32 torpedo tubes
• 500 mines