China's Navy "new" Hospital ship


Quickie

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Re: new PLAN Hospital ship

Nice pics!

There is a surprisingly large contingent of female military personnel. But I guess that's because this is a hospital ship rather than a surface combatant.

Looks like the PLAN is quite serious in showcasing their "soft power". They have a white contingent, as opposed to the pink contingent that paraded during the 60th National Day last year!

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.
 

Spartan95

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This white contingent is doing real work.

Precisely.

And what a way to demonstrate soft power!

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.

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.
 

plawolf

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Re: new PLAN Hospital ship

Nice pics!

There is a surprisingly large contingent of female military personnel. But I guess that's because this is a hospital ship rather than a surface combatant.

Looks like the PLAN is quite serious in showcasing their "soft power". They have a white contingent, as opposed to the pink contingent that paraded during the 60th National Day last year!

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.
 

tphuang

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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.
本报“和平方舟”号9月8日电 记者王凌硕、特约记者李德报道:赴亚丁湾和亚非五国执行“和谐使命-2010”医疗服务行动的“和平方舟”号医院船,今天在马六甲海峡与印度洋连接处,成功实施了首次远洋补给。

当地时间早上6时许,浩瀚的大洋上,刚刚为我第五批护航编队进行补给的“鄱阳湖”号综合补给舰,准时抵达补给海域,与“和平方舟”号医院船会合后保持同向同速航行,展开补给部署。

“发射引缆!”随着指挥员一声令下,“鄱阳湖”号综合补给舰引缆发射号手将引缆发射至医院船左舷。紧接着,在引缆的牵引下,输油管一次性快速对接成功。 “收紧钢索!”相距40多米的“鄱阳湖”号补给舰与“和平方舟”号医院船之间,一道索桥凌空架起。记者在现场看到,原本干瘪的输油软管迅速鼓胀起来。经过两个小时的补给,“鄱阳湖”号综合补给舰成功为“和平方舟”号医院船补给了计划数量的燃油。

这次补给采用的是航行中横向补给的方式。补给结束后,“和平方舟”号医院船将继续向亚丁湾海域进发。按计划,在抵达任务海区前医院船还将进行数次补给。
 

kwiekie

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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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bladerunner

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=bd popeye;127968]^^^I've been meaning to post these photos of the Peace Ark...so here they are!

"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

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bd popeye

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

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.

Displacement: approximately 20,000-23,000 tons
Length: 170 metres
Beam: approximately 25 metres
Propulsion: twin shaft diesel turbines
Complement: approximately 200 crew, 600 medical team
Aircraft carried: probably Z-8 or Ka-28
Aviation facilities: hanger
 
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terrorhunter

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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

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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
 

terrorhunter

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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

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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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