Dongshui 649-class water tanker
Dongshui 649 class water tanker is a class of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The name of this class is after the first unit commissioned, with the exact type still remains unknown, and a total of two of this class have been confirmed in active service as of mid-2010s.
|Class and type:||Dongshui 649|
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Dongshui 649 class series ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Shui (水), meaning water in Chinese, because these ships are classified as water tankers. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.
|Donghsui 649 class||Dong-Shui 649||Active||East Sea Fleet|
|Dongshui 649 class||Nan-Shui 965||Active||South Sea Fleet|
- "Dongshui 649 class water tanker". Retrieved 3 August 2015.