PLAN Fleet Supply Vessels

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    J20! Senior Member Senior Member

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    In order to pictorially and spec wise further document this thread, here are the five large AOR vessels currently serving in the PLAN with their specs, pennant numbers, names, and a couple of pictures of each:

    FUQING CLASS - 1979
    Displacement: 21,750 t
    Length: 168m
    Beam: 22m
    Draft: 9m
    Crew: 146
    Speed: 19 knots
    Aircraft: 1 medium helo (Z-8)
    Ships in Class: 2
    Armament:
    2 - Four dual-27mm AAA

    881 HONGZEHU (North Sea)

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    882 POYANGHU (East Sea)

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    FUSU CLASS - 1996
    Displacement: 37,000 t
    Length: 189m
    Beam: 25m
    Draft: 10m
    Crew: 125
    Speed: 16 knots
    Aircraft: 2 medium helo (Z-8)
    Ships in Class: 1
    Armament:
    2 - 30mm remote control guns

    885 QINGHAIHU (South Sea)

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    FUCHI CLASS - 2004
    Displacement: 23,000 t
    Length: 178m
    Beam: 25m
    Draft: 9m
    Crew: 130
    Speed: 19 knots
    Aircraft: 2 medium helo (Z-8)
    Ships in Class: 2
    Armament:
    4 - Type 76F dual-37mm guns

    886 QIANDAOHU (East Sea)

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    887 WEISHANHU (South Sea)

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    I particularly like the pics of them doing UNREP, and particularly of 885 and 887 doing so with the new, modern PLAN vessels. The best of which is the one above with 885 with a Type 071 LPD, a Type 052C DDG, and a Type 054A FFG all at one time in that pic. Says a lot about the developing PLAN capability. I believe that this is the mark of a true blue water navy, the ability to supply your warships far from home waters, extending their war-fighting capability.
     
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    Excellent topic, It seems PLAN thus have capable Auxiliaries ships to operate.

    Btw, Fusu class belongs to the Komandarm class Tankers of Soviet. They were actually developed for Soviet Navy, but later sold the both Indian and China Navy. Under IN they called has INS Joyti

    J20, Do 885 QINGHAIHU has any kind of CIWS guns fitted?

    INS Joyti
     
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    it is believed to be the 3rd FUCHI CLASS Amphibious ships lunched days ago...some improvement could be found as well

    the forth one would be lunched in months in Shanghai

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    That's very true Sukhoi, it was originally laid down by the Soviets, but after their collapse, they couldn't finish it, and the PLAN bought the bare hull and completed it on their own, much like the ex-Varyag. Joyti was bought off the Russians after the Soviet split. It also happens to be the largest ship in the Indian Navy, well at least until ex-Gorshkov comes into service.
    Another similar ship, but with a Chinese hull this time, HTMS Similan, won the Thai navy's competition for a supply ship for their light carrier, the PLAN classes both vessels under a single class.

    885 employs two 30mm CIWS guns my friend.
     
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    Again very true brother. Apparently, they're expanding the PLAN's replenishment ship fleet to 10, which would also involve replacing the now 33 year old Fuqing class.
     
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    885 equipped with 3 30mm guns..

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