Type 620 tanker
Type 620 tanker is a type of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Republic of China Navy (PLAN). Originally designed as a type that is capable of transport both water and oil, these ships entered service from 1981 onward for both military and civilian, but only the oiler version entered service with PLAN. Type 620 tanker has received NATO reporting name as Shengli class, meaning victory in Chinese. After transferred into reserves, these ships finally begun to retire in the early 2010s.
|In service:||1981 onward|
|Displacement:||4,940 long tons (5,020 t)|
|Length:||101 m (331 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||31.8 m (104 ft 4 in)|
|Draught:||5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Range:||2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) @ 14 kt|
|Sensors and |
|Type 756 or Fine Curve radar|
Type 620 tankers in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is You (油), meaning oil in Chinese, because these ships are classified as oilers. 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.
|620||Dong-You 620||Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding||Early 1980s||Active||East Sea Fleet|
|620||Dong-You 621||Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding||Early 1980s||Active||East Sea Fleet|
- "Type 620 AOT". Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Wertheim, Eric (2007-01-01). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9781591149552.