China's Navy "new" Hospital ship

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  1. paintgun
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    yes they did, i remember seeing some pics in CDF

    pics in here (anyone here owns the blog?)

    PLA Navy's Hospital Ship "Peace Ark" Arrives in Cuba ~ Chinese Military Review

    and here

    China's PLA Navy "Peace Ark" hospital ship arrives at Havana, Cuba_XINHUANET

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    Thanks for the quick reply and the photos, good for China then ...
     
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    this is a pretty big hospital ship, every impressive, even more amazing are the medical facilitys it has on board, 8 operating theatres!!! as Chinas navy grows overseas visits like these become all the more important and sends a very positive message to Chinas commitment to international peace and security

    just a question, is this a Chinese purpose built ship or is converted? by the looks of it, it looks purpose built with the various facilitys, nice to see the good old Z8 helo on it!!
     
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    I think it's a variant. You see similarities to the tracking ships used for the space program.
     
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    It is purpose-built as Type 920, commissioned in the East Se Fleet 23.10.08.

    It was built by Guangzhou, which also built space event support ships Yuan Wang 5 and 6, which would explain the similarities.

    There is also some sort of family relationship with the Guangzhou-built troop transport 88 that serves as ex-VARYAG’s faithful companion.
     
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    They are all designed by CSSC 708th Institute using what one source described as a common support ship hull, YW 5 and 6 were built by JN, 886 and 88 were built by GSI.
     
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    Oops! I stand corrected. I found the picture of Yuan Wang 6's name plate, it clearly says Jiangnan, launched 16.03.07, commissioned 08.04.08.

    I thought the yard looked like Guangzhou....
     
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    ...a new hospital ship in addition to the 'peace ark'...

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    new hospital ship...sorry slippery fingers...

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    The third ship is going to launch soon:)
     
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