Chinese sonar trials ship Beidiao 993
Beidiao 993 (Chinese: 北调 993) is an experimental ship chartered by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and operated by the 760th Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). Beidiao 993 is specifically designed to carry out experiments of acoustic equipment, such as sonar, and its crew is often composed both naval and civilian staff. Constructed by the Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding Company (同方江新造船有限公司) in Jiangxi, trials begun in December 2000 in Dalian and the ship entered service in the same month. The name Beidiao means North (Sea Fleet) Investigation (Ship).
|Builder:||Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding Company, China|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014|
|Displacement:||2,300 t (2,300 long tons; 2,500 short tons)|
|Beam:||14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||3.80 m (12 ft 6 in)|
|Depth:||6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)|
|Propulsion:||3 × 2,200 kW (2,950 hp) MaK 6M453C diesel engines|
|Speed:||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Range:||1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi)|
|Complement:||30 naval + 70 civilian|
- 北调993 综合试验船. haijun360.com (in Chinese). 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.