Republic of China Navy

Emblem of the Republic of China Navy
Admiral Liu Chih-pin, the current Commanding-General.
ROCN delegation in Washington D.C., 1930
President of Republic of China (Taiwan) Tsai Ing-wen reviews a Marine Corps battalion in 2020
LPD-1401 Yushan
SuAo Bay Panorama
ROCN Xinbin Camp with 205
Anchor in Entrance Road of Zhongzheng Naval Base
Hsiung Feng II and Hsiung Feng III launchers of Tian Dan (PFG2-1110)
Sea Oryx missile launcher display at MND Hall
Covered ROCN Hsiung Feng II & Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers truck displayed at Zuoying Naval Base
ROCN Hughes 500 "6910" carried on Lan Yang (FFG-935) helicopter deck from rear right view
ROCN S-70C(M) "2307" flying over Zuoying Naval Base in the morning
Mark 32 torpedo tubes mounted on ROCN Tzu I (PFG-1107)
No.1 Wan Xiang CAPTOR mine displayed aboard ROCN Ho Zhong (LCU-484)
No.2 Wan Xiang Bottom mine displayed aboard ROCN Ho Zhong (LCU-484)
Sea Chaparral launcher mounted on ROCN Si Ning (PFG-1203)
T-75S 20mm Cannon mounted on ROCS FACG-77
Phalanx CIWS and Bofors 40 mm L/70 gun aboard on ROCN Di Hua (PFG-1206)
M96 motorboat
The President of Taiwan aboard the Pan Shi
OTO Melara 76mm Gun aboard the frigate ROCN Si Ning (PFG-1203)
ROCN Hsiung Feng II & Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers truck
ROCN S-70C(M) "2312"
Visitors in front of ROCN Kao Hsiung (LCC-1)
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Maritime branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF).

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Kaohsiung

Special municipality in southern Taiwan.

Special municipality in southern Taiwan.

Map of Taiwan including Takau (Kaohsiung) (1880)
Port of Ta-kau (1893)
Sketch of the Makatao people during the Qing empire
South Gate of Fongshan County
Old Kaohsiung Train Station, built during Japanese rule of Taiwan
Map of Kaohsiung City before and after 25 December 2010
Kaohsiung Harbor
The skyline of downtown Kaohsiung
The 85 Sky Tower seen from the Love River
Former British Consulate at Takao
Confucius Temple of Kaohsiung
Liuhe Night Market
The Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung MRT
Northern portion of Kaohsiung harbor viewed from Cijin island lighthouse hill
Kaohsiung International Airport
The Kaohsiung MRT
The Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail
Skyline of Kaohsiung viewed from Cianjhen Star light rail station
Zuoying Station of THSR
National Stadium
The campus of National Sun Yat-sen University
Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School
Front gate of the Republic of China Military Academy
Front gate of the Republic of China Air Force Academy
Foguangshan Temple
Cijing Tianhou Temple
Holy Rosary Cathedral
Kaohsiung Mosque

It also hosts the Republic of China Navy fleet headquarters and its naval academy.

Emblem of the Republic of China Marine Corps

Republic of China Marine Corps

Emblem of the Republic of China Marine Corps
President Tsai Ing-wen reviews a Marine Corps battalion in 2020
ROCMC Humvee Carried T-75M 20mm Cannon Display at Keelung Naval Pier
ROCMC M60A3 TTS Display at Navy Fleet Command Ground
BGM-71 TOW and M2 Machine Gun on ROCMC CM-25
M109A2-155
ROCMC M8 Motor Boat catching divers in sea
ROCMC Special Forces Team standing behind 66th Brigade Recruitment Booth
ROC Marine Corps Special Service Company Operator with SIG MPX
Seven ROCMC M8 motor boats circled around Exercise Water
Marines at Zuoying naval pier
ROC Marine Corps personnel
ROC Marine Corps frogmen
Chikwondo, 2009

The Republic of China Marine Corps (ROCMC; ), also known colloquially as the Taiwan Marine Corps, is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the areas under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (ROC), including the island of Taiwan, Kinmen, and the Matsu Islands, and defense of ROCN facilities, also functioning as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve capable of amphibious assaults.

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Navy

People's Liberation Army Navy

Maritime service branch of the People's Liberation Army.

Maritime service branch of the People's Liberation Army.

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Navy
A gunboat in used in the Battle of Toumenshan
Haifa base commander Brig. Gen. Eli Sharvit welcomes RADM Yang Jun-Fei to Israel in 2012
PLAN Captain Wang, commanding officer of the destroyer Jinan greets USN Captain Lyle Hall during a goodwill port visit in 2015
A Type 052C destroyer, Changchun, in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia in 2017
Major naval units in the PLA military regions in 2006
Sailors from the U.S. Navy talk with Chinese Navy sailors from the destroyer Xi'an after the Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 2016) exercise
PLAN Marines of the 1st Marine Brigade and members of the USMC fire the Type 95 Assault Rifle during an exchange exercise in 2006.
A PLAN marine with a boarding team assigned to the guided missile destroyer Haikou during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.
China's critical sea lines of communication. In 2004, over 80 percent of Chinese crude oil imports transited the Straits of Malacca, with less than 2 percent transiting the Straits of Lombok.
Frigate "Weifang" (China)
Frigate "Linyi" (China)
Maritime claims in the South China Sea
Dongguan aground on the Half Moon Shoal, 22 July 2011
PLANS Xiamen (DDG-154) 20180420
Geographic boundaries of the First and Second Island Chains

The PLAN traces its lineage to units of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) who defected to the People's Liberation Army towards the end of the Chinese Civil War.

Zuoying District

District of Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan.

District of Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan.

Map of southern Taiwan including Zuoying (labeled as 左營 Tso-ying (Saei)) (, 1951)
Divisions of Zuoying District
Zuoying Naval Base
THSR Zuoying station

Zuoying hosts the Zuoying Naval Airfield (22°42′16″N, 120°16′48″E) and the Republic of China Navy's Zuoying Naval Yard, Taiwan's largest naval base.

A Harpoon missile on static display at the USS Bowfin (SS-287) museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Harpoon (missile)

All-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas .

All-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas .

A Harpoon missile on static display at the USS Bowfin (SS-287) museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
USS Coronado (LCS-4) launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile during the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2016 in the Pacific Ocean, 21 July 2016.
Air intake (black triangle) for turbojet is visible on the underside
Loading Mk 141 canister launcher
AGM-84A Harpoon from 1979 when it entered service with the US Navy
Harpoon Block II test firing from USS Thorn.
UGM-84 submarine launch
AGM-84D being prepared and mounted on a P-3C Orion weapons pylon.
Map with Harpoon operators in blue
The Canadian frigate HMCS Regina fires a Harpoon anti-ship missile during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) sinking exercise
Block I coastal missile defense system truck, in service in the Danish Navy 1988–2003.
A Harpoon missile is launched from the {{sclass|Ticonderoga|cruiser|1}} {{USS|Shiloh|CG 67|6}} during a live-fire exercise in 2014.
A harpoon training missile is loaded onto the {{USS|Asheville|SSN-758|6}} during a certification exercise in 2020.

At least 339 Harpoon missiles were sold to the Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) for its F-16 A/B Block 20 fleet and the Taiwanese Navy, which operates four guided-missile destroyers and eight guided-missile frigates with the capability of carrying the Harpoon, including the eight former U.S. Navy s and the four former USN s which have been sold to Taiwan.

Emblem of the Ministry of National Defense

Republic of China Armed Forces

The Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF; ) are the armed forces of the Republic of China (ROC), once based in mainland China and currently in its remaining jurisdictions which includes the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other smaller ROC islands such as Taiping Island in the South China Sea.

The Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF; ) are the armed forces of the Republic of China (ROC), once based in mainland China and currently in its remaining jurisdictions which includes the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other smaller ROC islands such as Taiping Island in the South China Sea.

Emblem of the Ministry of National Defense
Soldiers of the 185th Infantry Division during World War II
CM-11 Brave Tiger at Hukou Army Base
ROCS Pan Shih (AOE-532)
ROC Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol Unit
ROC Air Force Air Defense Artillery Skyguard system Sparrow missile launcher
ROC Army CM-32 Yunpao APC on display
Two children taking pictures with ROC Military Policemen at Linkou MP Base
Three ROC Navy Honor Guards chatting at Hsinchu Air Base
ROC Marine Corps Special Service Company Operator with SIG MPX
NCSIST Chien Hsiang loitering munition
R.O.C. Army soldiers removing the machine guns from a CM-12 Tank
ROCAF AIDC F-CK Indigenous Defense Fighter
ROCN Cheng Kung-class frigate
ROCA Thunderbolt-2000
ROC Army Hualien-Taitung Defense Command soldiers with a T75 Light machine gun
Humanitarian aid sent by a C-130 Hercules of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to Hualien Airport, Taiwan during the 2018 Hualien earthquake.
T-93 sniper rifle with the Taiwanese team competing in the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2010
ROC Humvees en route to the 2007 National Day Military Parade
ROC soldiers marching to the front lines in 1939
ROC soldiers in house-to-house fighting in Battle of Taierzhuang
Kuningtou Battle Museum, Kinmen County
August 23 Artillery Battle Museum, Kinmen County
Yushan-class landing platform dock
Lee Hsi-ming, former Chief of the General Staff

They consist of the Army, Navy (including the Marine Corps), Air Force and Military Police Force.

A P-3C of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Lockheed P-3 Orion

Four-engined, turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s.

Four-engined, turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s.

A P-3C of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
The first Orion prototype was a converted Lockheed Electra.
P-3 Orions from Japan, Canada, Australia, Republic of Korea, and the United States at MCAS Kaneohe Bay during RIMPAC 2010
A USN P-3A of VP-49 in the original blue/white colors
An underside view of a USN P-3C showing the MAD (rear boom) and external sonobuoy launch tubes (grid of black spots towards the rear)
A German Navy Rolls Royce Allison T56-A-14 engine with Hamilton Standard 54H60-77 propeller
A P-3B of VP-6 near Hawaii
A US P-3C Orion of VP-8
Changing a tire on a P-3C
A U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat belonging to VF-213 escorts an Iranian P-3F Orion over the Indian Ocean – 1981
A Pakistan Navy P-3C Orion in Quetta, in October 2010
A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion monitoring the hijacking of MV Maersk Alabama, 2009
Aero Union P-3A Orion taking off from Fox Field, Lancaster, California, to fight the North Fire
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Lockheed UP-3C Orion #9151
A map with P-3 operators in red, former operators in light red.
An Argentine Navy P-3B
P-3C, 11 Sqn RAAF, in 1990
A Canadian CP-140 Aurora in June 2007
A P-3C of the German Navy
A Portuguese Air Force P-3P Orion (s/n 14802) at Faro Airport in 1994
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C
NOAA WP-3D Hurricane Hunters
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security P-3AEW&C used to track drug couriers
P-3 aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and the United States Navy (with RAAF Dassault Mirage III)

Republic of China Navy – The Republic of China Navy obtained 12 P-3C aircraft under the U.S. government's Foreign Military Sales program in 2007 which were then modernized to provide an additional 15,000 flight hours. 12 P-3Cs (ordered, with deliveries starting in 2012), with three "spare" airframes that might be converting to EP-3E standard; based in south part of the island and offshore island. In May 2014 Lockheed Martin were awarded a contract to upgrade and overhaul all 12 P-3Cs for completion by August 2015.

Two of the three s that were built; (left) and (March 1912)

Dvora-class fast patrol boat

Fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli.

Fast class of patrol boats built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Israeli Sea Corps based on the Israeli.

Two of the three s that were built; (left) and (March 1912)

The Republic of China Navy uses Dvoras as Fast Attack Missile Craft, purchasing two and using them as a pattern for the almost-identical, locally-built Hai Ou-class missile boats (Hai Ou class has three propeller shafts whereas Dvora class has two), 50 built.

Hsiung Feng II Anti-Ship Missile Display in Chengkungling.

Hsiung Feng II

Anti-ship missile system developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in Taiwan.

Anti-ship missile system developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in Taiwan.

Hsiung Feng II Anti-Ship Missile Display in Chengkungling.
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Taiwan Coast Guard Anping-class offshore patrol vessel Anping (CG-601) launch Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missiles
Hsiung Feng II and Hsiung Feng III launchers aboard the ROCN (田單)

The HF-2 has ECCM capabilities and is deployed on the ROC Navy's and frigates, as well as at several land-based sites.

Keelung Yard, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan

CSBC Corporation, Taiwan

Company that produces ships for civilian and military use in Taiwan.

Company that produces ships for civilian and military use in Taiwan.

Keelung Yard, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
Pan Shi Fast Combat Support Ship (AOE-532)
Yushan landing platform dock (LPD-1401)
127 Xinbei, a 2000-ton patrol vessel built for Coast Guard Administration
102 Wei Hsung, a 1,800-ton patrol vessel built for the Coast Guard Administration in 1992
Sea-Based X-Band Radar enters Pearl Harbor on 9 January 2006 on its way to Adak Island, Alaska, transported by MV Blue Marlin
CMA CGM Fort St Pierre, launched 2003
Chiayi-class offshore patrol vessel

Furthermore, it has built ships, submarines and advanced naval weapons for the Republic of China Navy, patrol vessels for the Coast Guard Administration, and research vessels for the Taiwan Ocean Research Institute.