Type 903 replenishment ship

The Type 903 replenishment ship (NATO reporting name: Fuchi-class, also known as Qiandaohu-class) entered service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in 2003.[5] The class' chief designer was Zhang Wende (张文德). After two units completed, a pair of slightly modified units designated as Type 903A followed, and the main difference between Type 903 and Type 903A is that the displacement of the latter is increased to 23,000 tons from the original 20,500 ton.[6]

Class overview
Builders:
  • Huangpu Shipyard
  • Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 908 replenishment ship
Succeeded by: Type 901 replenishment ship
In commission: 2004
Planned: 8+
Completed: 8
Active: 8
General characteristics
Displacement:
  • 20,500 tonnes for Type 903[1]
  • 23,400 tonnes for Type 903A[2][3]
Length: 178.5 m
Beam: 24.8 m
Draught: 8.7 m
Propulsion: 2 diesels 24,000 hp, 2 shafts
Speed: 20 knots
Range: 10,000 nmi at 14 kn
Capacity: 10,500 tons of fuel oil, 250 tons of fresh water, 680 tons of cargo and ammunition
Complement: 130
Armament: 4 x H/PJ76F twin 37 mm
Aircraft carried: 1 Z-8 helicopter or 1 Z-9 helicopter[4]
Aviation facilities: hangar and flight deck

Ships of the class

Name Hull No. Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Type 903
千岛湖 / Qiandaohu 886 GSI July 2003 30 April 2004 East Sea Fleet Active
微山湖 / Weishanhu 887 HDZH June 2003 2004 South Sea Fleet Active
Type 903A
太湖 / Taihu 889 GSI 22 March 2012 18 June 2013 North Sea Fleet Active
巢湖 / Chaohu 890 HDZH 6 May 2012 11 September 2013 East Sea Fleet Active
东平湖 / Dongpinghu 960 GSI 30 May 2014 2 December 2015 North Sea Fleet Active
高邮湖 / Gaoyouhu 966 GSI 30 December 2014 25 January 2016 East Sea Fleet Active
骆马湖 / Luomahu 964 HDZH 5 June 2015 15 July 2016 South Sea Fleet Active
洪湖 / Honghu 963 GSI 28 June 2015 15 July 2016 South Sea Fleet Active
968 GSI May 2018 Fitting out

See also

References

  1. "Type 903". Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "889 太湖号". www.haijun360.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. "图文:福池级远洋补给舰主要技术数据_新浪军事_新浪网". jczs.news.sina.com.cn. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. "Type 903 AOR". sinodefence.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  6. "889 太湖号". www.haijun360.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
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