PLAN Current Vessel Inventory Thread


AndrewS

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I watched it so you don't have to. But, eh, I don't see a clear stance really. On one hand the person says Chinese navy has pretty much reached the point where additional new destroyers aren't needed. But then later on, he says when a new generation of ships is ready, that the dumplings will continue.

Of course, we're talking about a random Youtuber, so his opinion is not necessarily really worth more than yours or mine on this forum.

Well, it all depends on what you think the current fleet plan is. That would inform construction for the next 10 years.

But that is dependent on:

1. How large one thinks the Chinese economy will be in 10 year's time (Low/Med/High)
2. How much military spending will increase due to the Cold War arms race within this timescale (Low/Med/High)
3. The priority placed on Blue Water capabilities versus Taiwan (and the rest of the 1st Island Chain)
4. The objectives for 2030

From that you can construct a number of possible naval fleet compositions for a 2030 timeframe.

In terms of Destroyers and Frigates, I reckon current production levels will continue for the 2021-2025 and 2026-2030 periods.
But the current plan would see surface warship production being diverted to more carriers.

Of course, the plans will most likely be revised (upwards) to reflect the conditions in 2025.



It is true, however, that pretty much all the destroyers PLAN has are either newly build or have been modernized in the last 10 years. So, I don't see large scale retirements in the coming few years. Any additional destroyers would have to come on top of everything else. Increasing personnel numbers and requirements.

Just how much room is there to increase personnel is next to impossible to say. We seem to be seeing those 056 corvettes being replaced with additional 054A frigates. That in itself will require a pretty big jump in personnel. Carriers are a whole new class - each new carrier will require even more additional personnel. Not sure about landing ships - but if the older ones don't get retired in big numbers, then new 071 and 075/076 will also require additional personnel being recruited.

Same will likely be true for nuke sub crews. I don't see those replacing the old conventional subs, personnel numbers wise. It's more likely the overall number of submarine crews will shoot up in the coming years.

Just where the limit is in PLAN's requirements - how many sailors does it plan to enlist? Who knows. But such a figure could be key in answering just how many more new ships will we see in coming years.

Just remember that the Chinese Army always receives sufficient volunteers for its manpower slots, and doesn't have to resort to conscription. I expect this also applies to the Chinese Navy.

And manpower costs in China are particularly low in comparison to the value of the surface ships, so it doesn't make sense to skimp on personnel recruitment. Nor should recruiting sufficient numbers of volunteer personnel serve as a limit to the fleet expansion. The time required to train and gain experience is more relevant.

I recall mention some years ago that ships were previously 25% overmanned to accommodate the influx of new builds.
 

Suetham

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So far, with the help of colleagues here on the forum we have managed to track the following inventory of the PLAN in service in 2022: 658 ships (3,042,865)

Aicraft Carrier: 2(137,500)
1 CVF Type 001 - 67,500 tons (67,500)
1 CVF Type 002 - 70,000 tons (70,000)

Cruiser: 4 (52,000)
4 CG Type 055 – 13,000 tons (52,000)

Destroyer: 39(287,900)
2 DDG Type 052B - 7,500 tons (15,000)
6 DDG Type 052C - 7,500 tons (45,000)
22 DDG Type 052D - 7,500 tons (165,000)
2 DDG Type 052A - 4,800 tons (9,600)
2 DDG Type 051C - 7,500 tons (15,000)
1 DDG Type 051B - 6,700 tons (6,700)
4 DDG Sovremenny - 7,900 tons (31,600)

Frigate/Corvettes: 93 (245,700)
30 FFG Type 054A - 4,100 tons (123,000)
2 FFG Type 054 – 3,900 tons (7,800)
8 FFG Type 053H3 - 2,400 tons (19,200)
2 FFG Type 053H1G – 2,000 tons (4,000)
1 FFG Type 053H1 – 1,700 tons (1,700)
50 FFL Type 056A - 1,800 tons (90,000)

SSK(conventional submarine): 58(132,000)
8 SSK Kilo 636 M - 2,350 tons (18,800)
2 SSK Kilo 636 - 2,350 tons (4,700)
2 SSK Kilo 877EKM - 2,325 tons (4,650)
2 SSK Type 039C - 2,300 tons (4,600)
14 SSK Type 039B - 2,300 tons (32,200)
4 SSK Type 039A - 1,900 tons (7,600)
7 SSK Type 039G1 - 2,250 tons (15,750)
5 SSK Type 039G - 2,250 tons (11,250)
1 Type 039 - 2,250 tons (2,250)
1 SSB Type 032 - 3,800 tons (3,800)
5 SSK Type 035B – 2,200 tons (11,000)
7 SSK Type 035G – 2,200 tons (15,400)

SSN: 9 (63,000)
6 SSN Type 093A - 7,000 tons (42,000)
3 SSN Type 093 – 7,000 tons (21,000)

SSBN: 7(60,500)
4 SSBN Type 094A - 9,000 tons (36,000)
2 SSBN Type 094 - 9,000 tons (18,000)
1 SSBN Type 092 - 6,500 tons (6,500)

Amphibious: 67(502,530)
2 LHD Type 075 – 40,000 tons (80,000)
8 LPD Type 071 - 25,000 tons (200,000)
15 LST Type 072A - 4,800 tons (72,000)
11 LST Type 072III – 7,000 tons (77,000)
3 LST Type 072II - 4,800 tons (14,400)
10 Type 073A - 4,800 tons (48,000)
1 Type 073III - 2,000 tons (2,000)
11 Type 074A - 800 tons (8,800)
6 Type 958(Zubr) - 555 tons(3,330)

Fleet replenishment: 17(439,000)
2 AEFS Type 901(AEFS) – 48,000 tons (96,000)
2 AKS Type 904B(AKS) – 15,000 tons (30,000)
1 AKS Type 904A(AKS) – 15,000 tons (15,000)
1 AKS Type 904(AKS) – 11,000 tons (11,000)
8 AEFS Type 903A(AEFS) – 25,000 tons (200,000)
2 AEFS Type 903(AEFS) – 25,000 tons (50,000)
1 AEFS Type 908(AEFS) – 37,000 tons (37,000)

Tankers: 40(72,380)
1 Chinese tanker Hua Chuan (AOR) - 6,300 tons (6,300)
1 Jinyou-class transport oil tanker (AOT) - 4,800 tons(4,800)
2 Type 620 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 4,900 tons(9,800)
8 Type 626 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 1,200 tons(9,600)
3 Type 626 water tanker (AWT) - 1,200 tons (3,600)
12 Type 632 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 2,200 tons(26,400)
2 Type 632 water tanker (AWT) - 1,200 tons (2,400)
2 Type 637 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 1,100 tons(2,200)
1 Type 645 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 540 tons(540)
6 Type 645 water tanker (AWT) - 900 tons (5,400)
2 Type 646 water tanker (AWT) - 670 tons(1,340)

Cargo ships: 27 (344,700)
4 Bo Sea Pearl class(RoRo) - 36,000 tons(144,000)
1 float-on/float-off ship Zhenhua 33(AKF) - 50,000 tons(50,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship Chang Da Long(AKR) - 20,000 tons(20,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship China Revival(AKR) - 45,000 tons(45,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship Zhong Tie Bo Hai 3 - 25,000 tons(25,000)
1 float-on/float-off ship Donghai Island(AKF) - 23,000 tons(23,000)
3 Dongdao-class reefer ship(AF) - 1,600 tons(4,800)
7 Dongleng-class reefer ship (AF) - 1,300 tons (9,100)
2 Galați-class cargo ship(AK) - 5,300 tons(10,600)
6 Qiongsha-class cargo ship (AP) - 2,200 tons(13,200)

Personnel Transport: 15(86,900)
7 Type 081 transport ship(AP) - 2,000 tons(14,000)
6 Qiongsha-class cargo ship(APT) - 2,150 tons(12,900)
2 Daguan-class barracks ship(APB) - 30,000 tons(60,000)

Mine countermeasure vessels: 36 (27,040)
4 Type 081 - 1,000 tons (4,000)
10 Type 081A - 1,200 tons (12,000)
4 Type 082 - 315 tons (1,260)
12 Type 082I - 515 tons (6,180)
6 Type 082II - 600 tons (3,600)

Spy ships (AGI): 14(134,200)
3 Yuan Wang class space exploration tracking ship (ARIS) - 25,000 tons(75,000)
1 Yuan Wang class space exploration tracking ship (ARIS) - 17,000 tons(17,000)
4 Type 815A Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons (6,600)
4 Type 815G Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons (26,400)
1 Type 815 Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons(6,600)
1 Type 814A Spy ships (AGI) - 2,600 tons(2,600)

Hospital Ships: 5 (57,000)
1 Chinese medical evacuation ship Zhuanghe (AHP) - 31,000 tons (31,000)
1 Huayuankou cargo ship, medical evacuation (APR) - 7,000 tons (7,000)
2 Type 919(AH) - 5,000 tons (5,000)
1 Type 920(AH) - 14,000 tons(14,000)

Scientific research ships: 42(113,390)
6 300 ton-class environmental research ship (AGER) - 300 tons(1,800)
1 Chinese oceanographic research ship Zhang Jian(AGOR) - 4,900 tons(4,900)
3 Type 927 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 5,000 tons(15,000)
1 Type 927 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 5,300 tons(5,300)
1 Type 635A hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635B hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635C hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635II hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
9 Type 636A hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 5,900 tons (53,100)
1 Type 639 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGE) - 1,500 tons(1,500)
6 Type 639A oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 1,500 tons (9,000)
3 Type 645 oceanographic research ship (AGOR) - 4,500 tons(13,500)
2 Type 646 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 700 tons(1,400)
1 Type 792 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 801 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 250 tons(250)
1 Type 988 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 8101 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 8105 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 260 tons(260)
1 Type 8154 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)

Technological research ships: 11(47,315)
1 Chinese sonar trials ship Beidiao 993 - 2,300 tons(2,300)
2 Type 830 tracking ship (AGM)/rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons(8,000)
1 Type 906 torpedo trials craft (YTT) - 2,300 tons (2,300)
1 Type 907A torpedo trials craft (YTT) - 615 tons (615)
1 Type 909 weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 4,700 tons (4,700)
1 Type 909A weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 5,000 tons (5,000)
4 Type 910 weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 6,100 tons (24,400)

Missile boat: 84(24,882)
60 Type 022 - 220 tons (13,200)
19 Type 037IG - 478 tons (9,082)
5 Type 037II - 520 tons (2,600)

Gunboats: 17(2,890)
17 Type 062I - 170 tons (2,890)

Submarine chasers: 6(2,868)
6 Type 037IS - 478 tons (2,868)

Submarine support ships: 9(56,400)
3 Type 925 submarine support ship (AS) - 10,100 tons(30,300)
3 Type 926 submarine support ship (AS) - 7,600 tons (22,800)
2 Type 946 submarine rescue ship (ASR) - 1,100 tons(2,200)
1 Type 946A submarine rescue ship (ASR) - 1,100 tons(1,100)

Tugs (AT): 45 (106,620)
12 3200 hp-class harbor tug (AT) - 2,300 tons (27,600)
6 Bei-Tuo 739 rescue tug (ATR) - 6,000 tons (36,000)
1 Daozha class rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons (4,000)
2 Type 830 rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons (8,000)
18 Type 837 sea-going tug (ATA) - 1,500 tons (27,000)
6 Type 852 sea-going tug (ATA) - 670 tons (4,020)

Engineering Ships: 2(10,000)
2 Dong-Lan 885-class cable layer (ARC) - 5,000 tons (10,000)

Repair ships (AR): 2(14,900)
1 Hua Chuan No. 1-class repair dry dock (ARD) - 13,000 tons(13,000)
1 Type 648 repair ship - 1,900 tons(1,900)

Rescue & salvage ships: 1(4,450)
1 Type 922II rescue & salvage ship (ATS) - 4,450 tons (4,450)

Bull tenders (AGL): 4 (7,000)
4 Type 744 - 1,750 tons (7,000)

Icebreakers (AGB): 2(9,800)
2 Type 272 icebreaker - 4,900 tons (9,800)
 

Maikeru

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So far, with the help of colleagues here on the forum we have managed to track the following inventory of the PLAN in service in 2022: 658 ships (3,042,865)

Aicraft Carrier: 2(137,500)
1 CVF Type 001 - 67,500 tons (67,500)
1 CVF Type 002 - 70,000 tons (70,000)

Cruiser: 4 (52,000)
4 CG Type 055 – 13,000 tons (52,000)

Destroyer: 39(287,900)
2 DDG Type 052B - 7,500 tons (15,000)
6 DDG Type 052C - 7,500 tons (45,000)
22 DDG Type 052D - 7,500 tons (165,000)
2 DDG Type 052A - 4,800 tons (9,600)
2 DDG Type 051C - 7,500 tons (15,000)
1 DDG Type 051B - 6,700 tons (6,700)
4 DDG Sovremenny - 7,900 tons (31,600)

Frigate/Corvettes: 93 (245,700)
30 FFG Type 054A - 4,100 tons (123,000)
2 FFG Type 054 – 3,900 tons (7,800)
8 FFG Type 053H3 - 2,400 tons (19,200)
2 FFG Type 053H1G – 2,000 tons (4,000)
1 FFG Type 053H1 – 1,700 tons (1,700)
50 FFL Type 056A - 1,800 tons (90,000)

SSK(conventional submarine): 58(132,000)
8 SSK Kilo 636 M - 2,350 tons (18,800)
2 SSK Kilo 636 - 2,350 tons (4,700)
2 SSK Kilo 877EKM - 2,325 tons (4,650)
2 SSK Type 039C - 2,300 tons (4,600)
14 SSK Type 039B - 2,300 tons (32,200)
4 SSK Type 039A - 1,900 tons (7,600)
7 SSK Type 039G1 - 2,250 tons (15,750)
5 SSK Type 039G - 2,250 tons (11,250)
1 Type 039 - 2,250 tons (2,250)
1 SSB Type 032 - 3,800 tons (3,800)
5 SSK Type 035B – 2,200 tons (11,000)
7 SSK Type 035G – 2,200 tons (15,400)

SSN: 9 (63,000)
6 SSN Type 093A - 7,000 tons (42,000)
3 SSN Type 093 – 7,000 tons (21,000)

SSBN: 7(60,500)
4 SSBN Type 094A - 9,000 tons (36,000)
2 SSBN Type 094 - 9,000 tons (18,000)
1 SSBN Type 092 - 6,500 tons (6,500)

Amphibious: 67(502,530)
2 LHD Type 075 – 40,000 tons (80,000)
8 LPD Type 071 - 25,000 tons (200,000)
15 LST Type 072A - 4,800 tons (72,000)
11 LST Type 072III – 7,000 tons (77,000)
3 LST Type 072II - 4,800 tons (14,400)
10 Type 073A - 4,800 tons (48,000)
1 Type 073III - 2,000 tons (2,000)
11 Type 074A - 800 tons (8,800)
6 Type 958(Zubr) - 555 tons(3,330)

Fleet replenishment: 17(439,000)
2 AEFS Type 901(AEFS) – 48,000 tons (96,000)
2 AKS Type 904B(AKS) – 15,000 tons (30,000)
1 AKS Type 904A(AKS) – 15,000 tons (15,000)
1 AKS Type 904(AKS) – 11,000 tons (11,000)
8 AEFS Type 903A(AEFS) – 25,000 tons (200,000)
2 AEFS Type 903(AEFS) – 25,000 tons (50,000)
1 AEFS Type 908(AEFS) – 37,000 tons (37,000)

Tankers: 40(72,380)
1 Chinese tanker Hua Chuan (AOR) - 6,300 tons (6,300)
1 Jinyou-class transport oil tanker (AOT) - 4,800 tons(4,800)
2 Type 620 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 4,900 tons(9,800)
8 Type 626 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 1,200 tons(9,600)
3 Type 626 water tanker (AWT) - 1,200 tons (3,600)
12 Type 632 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 2,200 tons(26,400)
2 Type 632 water tanker (AWT) - 1,200 tons (2,400)
2 Type 637 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 1,100 tons(2,200)
1 Type 645 transport oil tanker (AOT) - 540 tons(540)
6 Type 645 water tanker (AWT) - 900 tons (5,400)
2 Type 646 water tanker (AWT) - 670 tons(1,340)

Cargo ships: 27 (344,700)
4 Bo Sea Pearl class(RoRo) - 36,000 tons(144,000)
1 float-on/float-off ship Zhenhua 33(AKF) - 50,000 tons(50,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship Chang Da Long(AKR) - 20,000 tons(20,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship China Revival(AKR) - 45,000 tons(45,000)
1 roll-on/roll-off ship Zhong Tie Bo Hai 3 - 25,000 tons(25,000)
1 float-on/float-off ship Donghai Island(AKF) - 23,000 tons(23,000)
3 Dongdao-class reefer ship(AF) - 1,600 tons(4,800)
7 Dongleng-class reefer ship (AF) - 1,300 tons (9,100)
2 Galați-class cargo ship(AK) - 5,300 tons(10,600)
6 Qiongsha-class cargo ship (AP) - 2,200 tons(13,200)

Personnel Transport: 15(86,900)
7 Type 081 transport ship(AP) - 2,000 tons(14,000)
6 Qiongsha-class cargo ship(APT) - 2,150 tons(12,900)
2 Daguan-class barracks ship(APB) - 30,000 tons(60,000)

Mine countermeasure vessels: 36 (27,040)
4 Type 081 - 1,000 tons (4,000)
10 Type 081A - 1,200 tons (12,000)
4 Type 082 - 315 tons (1,260)
12 Type 082I - 515 tons (6,180)
6 Type 082II - 600 tons (3,600)

Spy ships (AGI): 14(134,200)
3 Yuan Wang class space exploration tracking ship (ARIS) - 25,000 tons(75,000)
1 Yuan Wang class space exploration tracking ship (ARIS) - 17,000 tons(17,000)
4 Type 815A Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons (6,600)
4 Type 815G Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons (26,400)
1 Type 815 Spy ships (AGI) - 6,600 tons(6,600)
1 Type 814A Spy ships (AGI) - 2,600 tons(2,600)

Hospital Ships: 5 (57,000)
1 Chinese medical evacuation ship Zhuanghe (AHP) - 31,000 tons (31,000)
1 Huayuankou cargo ship, medical evacuation (APR) - 7,000 tons (7,000)
2 Type 919(AH) - 5,000 tons (5,000)
1 Type 920(AH) - 14,000 tons(14,000)

Scientific research ships: 42(113,390)
6 300 ton-class environmental research ship (AGER) - 300 tons(1,800)
1 Chinese oceanographic research ship Zhang Jian(AGOR) - 4,900 tons(4,900)
3 Type 927 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 5,000 tons(15,000)
1 Type 927 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 5,300 tons(5,300)
1 Type 635A hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635B hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635C hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
1 Type 635II hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 1,245 tons(1,245)
9 Type 636A hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 5,900 tons (53,100)
1 Type 639 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGE) - 1,500 tons(1,500)
6 Type 639A oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 1,500 tons (9,000)
3 Type 645 oceanographic research ship (AGOR) - 4,500 tons(13,500)
2 Type 646 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 700 tons(1,400)
1 Type 792 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 801 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 250 tons(250)
1 Type 988 oceanographic surveillance ship (AGOS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 8101 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)
1 Type 8105 coastal hydrographic survey ship (AGSC) - 260 tons(260)
1 Type 8154 hydrographic survey ship (AGS) - 600 tons(600)

Technological research ships: 11(47,315)
1 Chinese sonar trials ship Beidiao 993 - 2,300 tons(2,300)
2 Type 830 tracking ship (AGM)/rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons(8,000)
1 Type 906 torpedo trials craft (YTT) - 2,300 tons (2,300)
1 Type 907A torpedo trials craft (YTT) - 615 tons (615)
1 Type 909 weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 4,700 tons (4,700)
1 Type 909A weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 5,000 tons (5,000)
4 Type 910 weapon trials ship (AVM/AGM) - 6,100 tons (24,400)

Missile boat: 84(24,882)
60 Type 022 - 220 tons (13,200)
19 Type 037IG - 478 tons (9,082)
5 Type 037II - 520 tons (2,600)

Gunboats: 17(2,890)
17 Type 062I - 170 tons (2,890)

Submarine chasers: 6(2,868)
6 Type 037IS - 478 tons (2,868)

Submarine support ships: 9(56,400)
3 Type 925 submarine support ship (AS) - 10,100 tons(30,300)
3 Type 926 submarine support ship (AS) - 7,600 tons (22,800)
2 Type 946 submarine rescue ship (ASR) - 1,100 tons(2,200)
1 Type 946A submarine rescue ship (ASR) - 1,100 tons(1,100)

Tugs (AT): 45 (106,620)
12 3200 hp-class harbor tug (AT) - 2,300 tons (27,600)
6 Bei-Tuo 739 rescue tug (ATR) - 6,000 tons (36,000)
1 Daozha class rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons (4,000)
2 Type 830 rescue tug (ATR) - 4,000 tons (8,000)
18 Type 837 sea-going tug (ATA) - 1,500 tons (27,000)
6 Type 852 sea-going tug (ATA) - 670 tons (4,020)

Engineering Ships: 2(10,000)
2 Dong-Lan 885-class cable layer (ARC) - 5,000 tons (10,000)

Repair ships (AR): 2(14,900)
1 Hua Chuan No. 1-class repair dry dock (ARD) - 13,000 tons(13,000)
1 Type 648 repair ship - 1,900 tons(1,900)

Rescue & salvage ships: 1(4,450)
1 Type 922II rescue & salvage ship (ATS) - 4,450 tons (4,450)

Bull tenders (AGL): 4 (7,000)
4 Type 744 - 1,750 tons (7,000)

Icebreakers (AGB): 2(9,800)
2 Type 272 icebreaker - 4,900 tons (9,800)
I don't think the Type 092 is in service now. Also type 039A-C should displace substantially more than Song class 039 due to addition of AIP.

As an aside, the barrack ships, submarine tenders and engineering ships should enable the rapid setting up of overseas bases if required.
 

Suetham

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I don't think the Type 092 is in service now. Also type 039A-C should displace substantially more than Song class 039 due to addition of AIP.

As an aside, the barrack ships, submarine tenders and engineering ships should enable the rapid setting up of overseas bases if required.
I researched briefly for a moment, I didn't find anything under its decommissioning, the wikipedia in China still reports it's in service, although it claims it's ready for decommissioning.

As for the Type 039C, I actually considered the tonnage higher, except I haven't found the specs yet, although it's probably at 3,100 tons. I'll check and update as soon as I get that information, I'll update.
 

Suetham

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Any chance you could separate 052DL and 052D in different categories
I already visualized. The extended version was built from the third batch. So the composition is as follows:

9 DDG Type 052DL - 7,500 tons (67,500)
13 DDG Type 052D - 7,500 tons (97,500)
 

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