China's Navy "new" Hospital ship

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    This white contingent is doing real work. As far as I can remember, the pink contingent were specially recruited from all segments of the population just to march in the parade, and they have long since been disbanded.
     
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    Precisely.

    And what a way to demonstrate soft power!

    The pink contingent is a militia. And yes, they were specially recruited.

    However, the militia is meant to be called up during times of emergency. Although I wonder what that particular contingent would be able to help out in?

    Nonetheless, I thought it was a highly symbolic nod to the female populace within China that they are not forgotten.
     
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    Its a hospital ship, meaning those are probably nurses.

    Gender equality is not something the PLAN (or any navy for that matter) is renowned for.
     
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    Exactly...

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    Talks about the hospital ship getting the first replenishment in deep sea at where Malacca straits and Indian Ocean meet. It was done by No 887 Weishanhu of the SSF. Looks like this ship has been out a lot and they really need more replenishment ships.
     
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    Re: new PLAN Hospital ship

    BBC News - China's medical ship reaches Kenya
    Click on the link for the video report


    A Chinese floating hospital has set sail on its maiden voyage and is visiting several African countries, beginning with Kenya.

    China says it is showing its humanitarian side to a continent that has become increasingly important to its trade and industry.

    Will Ross reports.
     
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    "Peace Ark is the first hospital ship in the world with a 10,000- ton capacity"(as mentioned below photo2)


    What do they mean by this? . THeir P.R. needs to get their facts right.
    Us Navy Vietnam war era Hospital ship "Sanctury" displaces 15,226 tons

    and currently the USNS "Mercy" T-AH-19 displaces 69,360 tons and USNS "Comfort"T-AH-20 displaces 69,360 tons

    sources Wiki:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Comfort_(T-AH-20)
     
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    True..aside from Nimitz class CVNs the Mercy & Comfort are the largest ships in the USN or USNS.

    But the article stated capacity not displacement..

    Here's the stats on the ship.

     
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    Re: new PLAN Hospital ship

    those ships that you mentioned were not built as dedicate hospital ships. they were converted either from oil tankers or other navy vessels. this chinese peace ark hospital ship is the first ever dedicated, purpose built hospital ship above 10000 tons so in that sense they are not wrong
     
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    China themselves have a 30000 ton hospital ship (ship 865) converted from a container ship and im sure their PR are fully aware of it. hence i still believe that when they say first they mean first dedicated and not converted hospital ship
     
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