Monday, 17 June 2024

His Majesty the King proceed Along with Her Majesty the Queen, she presided over the anointing ceremony for the HTMS Chang at Chuk Samet Pier. Sattahip Port Authority, Sattahip District Chonburi Province Evening of Saturday, May 18, 2024

His Majesty the King proceeded Along with Her Majesty the Queen
His Royal Highness presided over the anointing ceremony of the Royal Elephant Ship at Chuk Samet Pier. Sattahip Port Authority Sattahip Naval Base Chonburi Province


The HTMS Chang is a large multi-purpose landing craft. The new ship that the Navy has hired
China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSSC) to be built at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard shanghai city People’s Republic of China


Which has been improved and developed from the LPD Type 071 ship that is stationed in the Chinese Navy. have the capacity in command and control Operation of amphibious maneuvers And has the ability to transport 650 combat troops ashore, has various types of combat vehicles, including military equipment. Also able to work Can be used with all types of navy aircraft. as well as supporting military operations that are not war.
Support maritime disaster relief missions Procured to be used in missions to defend the country and preserve national interests at sea. According to the 20-year national strategy, it takes 4 years for shipbuilding to be completed.
On April 17, 2023, with Admiral Cheungchai Chomchoengphaet, Commander of the Navy at that time.
Traveled to preside over the ceremony to receive the HTMS Chang at the Hutong Zhonghua Shipyard. shanghai city People’s Republic of China The Royal Ship Chang departs from Shanghai. People’s Republic of China Return to Thailand
On April 18, 2023 during the return trip The HTMS Chang has joined forces to travel with the HTMS Narathiwat. Including conducting operational training at various naval stations to provide personnel And the ship is ready to carry out assigned missions immediately upon return. In addition, due to the severe wave conditions from storms and monsoons in the South China Sea during the voyage, It is also an exercise in encouragement. and increasing the expertise of naval personnel in operating in adverse weather conditions. It is also an opportunity to test your abilities. and the sea durability of this ship is very good.
This new HTMS Chang is the third HTMS Chang ship of the Royal Thai Navy. It has a total length of 210 meters.


Width of 28 meters, water depth of 7 meters, displacement of 25,000 tons, there are 196 personnel on board, divided into 26 commissioned officers, 39 sergeants, 96 sergeants and 35 privates. They have been stationed.
in the landing fleet and combat services Fleet of battles Its main mission is to carry out amphibious operations. Transportation and conveying It is also a command ship. And there are secondary missions to support submarine operations such as disaster assistance and relief (HADR), evacuating people. Support for prevention and counter-terrorism at sea and ports
This new landing craft His Majesty the King His Majesty graciously bestowed the name of this large multi-purpose amphibious amphibious amphibious ship “H.T.M.S. CHANG”, named in English “H.T.M.S. CHANG” after the name of the Chang Islands in Trat Province. which is in accordance with the regulations of the Navy that has established criteria for naming warships according to the type of ship In the part of the landing craft Named after islands in Thailand, it brings joy and pride to the Navy. and an infinite number of ship personnel


On this occasion, the Navy received royal grace from His Majesty the King proceed Along with Her Majesty the Queen, she presided over the anointing ceremony for the HTMS Chang at Chuk Samet Pier. Sattahip Port Authority, Sattahip District Chonburi Province Evening of Saturday, May 18, 2024
Therefore, we invite citizens of all groups. Waiting for His Majesty’s feet to welcome His Majesty His Majesty the King
and Her Majesty the Queen on this occasion in unison.
Public Relations Division
Office of the Secretary of the Navy