07 October 2021
by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim
DSME held a launch ceremony for
, a brand new auxiliary submarine rescue ship for the Republic of Korea Navy, on 7 October at its Okpo shipyard on Geoje Island.
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) held a launch ceremony on 7 October for a brand new auxiliary submarine rescue ship (ASR-II) for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).
, the 5,600-tonne vessel entered the water at DSME's Okpo shipyard on Geoje Island and is anticipated to be delivered to the navy round mid-2023 following a sequence of trials and evaluations.
The 120 m-long ASR-II (with pennant quantity 22) is being constructed below a KRW444 billion (USD373 million) contract awarded to DSME in December 2018 by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
Once in service, the ship, which has an general beam of 19 m, will complement the 103 m-long, 3,200-tonne RoKS
auxiliary submarine rescue ship, which was commissioned into the RoKN in November 1996 and is ready to function in waves of two m or smaller.
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