China's Navy "new" Hospital ship


paintgun

Senior Member
Is it true that this PLAN hospital ship visited Cuba last year ...

yes they did, i remember seeing some pics in CDF

pics in here (anyone here owns the blog?)

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asif iqbal

Brigadier
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!!
 

franco-russe

Senior Member
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!!

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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hmmwv

Junior Member
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.
 

franco-russe

Senior Member
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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