PLAN Fleet supply vessels


delft

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I hardly know anything about AO, AOR &c. but these ships clearly deserve their own thread and I'm annoyed with them cluttering up the 054 thread.
 

franco-russe

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Right. I repost from the PLAN inventory thread:
The PLAN replenishment fleet currently comprises just five ships (AOR) of three different types, the FUCHI class (Type 903), the FUQING class (Type 905) to which the Pakistani NASR A 47 belongs, and the single ex-Soviet FUSU class (Pr. 1696/Type 908) which served as a model for the FUCHI class. By fleet, they are:

South Sea Fleet
FUSU class 885 QINGHAIHU ex VLADIMIR PEREGUDOV 1996
FUCHI class 887 WEISHANHU 2004

East Sea Fleet
FUQING clas 882 POYANGHU ex FENGCANG 1979
FUCHI class 886 QIANDAOHU 2004

North Sea Fleet
FUQING clas 881 HONGZEHU ex TAICANG 1979

IMO, the three Type 903A ordered from Guangzhou as reported by hmmwv will be a larger ship than the FUCHI class.
 

bd popeye

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Great idea Delft.

The AOR's the PLAN has are top notch vessels. For the size of their fleet 5 is plenty.
 

tphuang

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btw, they have many smaller supply vessels in the East fleet. The 5 that are brought up here are purely for blue water missions
 

franco-russe

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Are you thinking of AO like these?

Bei You 400, Bei You 555, Bei You 560, Bei You 562, Bei You 563, Bei You 565, Dong You 610, Dong You 620, Dong You 625, Dong You 626, Dong You 628, Dong You 629, Dong You 630, Dong You 631, Dong You 632, Dong You 633, Dong You 634, Dong You 635, Dong You 637, Dong You 638, Dong You 639, Dong You 640, Dong You 641, Nan You 940, You 941, Nan You 958, Nan You 959, Nan You 961, Nan 968, Nan You 969, Nan You 972, Nan You 973, Nan You 976.
 
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tphuang

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yes, i don't have all of their photos. I have some ones from East fleet and South fleet. Not just oil either, they also have water and a bunch of other types of auxiliary ships.
 

franco-russe

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I only quoted ships that are photoconfirmed, i.e. of which I have seen pictures. I know there are more. Similarly, water tankers (AW) are:

Bei Shui 572, Bei Shui 557, Bei Shui 590, Bei Shui 593, Dong Shui 642, Dong Shui 643, Dong Shui 644, Dong Shui 645, Dong Shui 646, Dong Shui 649, Dong Shui 650, Nan Shui 701, Nan Shui 937, Nan Shui 938, Nan Shui 960, Nan Shui 965
 
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Jeff Head

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I hardly know anything about AO, AOR &c. but these ships clearly deserve their own thread and I'm annoyed with them cluttering up the 054 thread.
In order to pictorially and spec wise further document this thread, here are the five large AOR vessels currently serving in the PLAN with their specs, pennant numbers, names, and a couple of pictures of each:

FUQING CLASS - 1979
Displacement: 21,750 t
Length: 168m
Beam: 22m
Draft: 9m
Crew: 146
Speed: 19 knots
Aircraft: 1 medium helo (Z-8)
Ships in Class: 2
Armament:
2 - Four dual-27mm AAA

881 HONGZEHU (North Sea)




882 POYANGHU (East Sea)





FUSU CLASS - 1996
Displacement: 37,000 t
Length: 189m
Beam: 25m
Draft: 10m
Crew: 125
Speed: 16 knots
Aircraft: 2 medium helo (Z-8)
Ships in Class: 1
Armament:
2 - 30mm remote control guns

885 QINGHAIHU (South Sea)





FUCHI CLASS - 2004
Displacement: 23,000 t
Length: 178m
Beam: 25m
Draft: 9m
Crew: 130
Speed: 19 knots
Aircraft: 2 medium helo (Z-8)
Ships in Class: 2
Armament:
4 - Type 76F dual-37mm guns

886 QIANDAOHU (East Sea)




887 WEISHANHU (South Sea)




I particularly like the pics of them doing UNREP, and particularly of 885 and 887 doing so with the new, modern PLAN vessels. The best of which is the one above with 885 with a Type 071 LPD, a Type 052C DDG, and a Type 054A FFG all at one time in that pic. Says a lot about the developing PLAN capability.
 
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Bltizo

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Nice summary jeff -- but to quibble at a detail, the qianghaihu is equipped with a pair of 30mm remote controlled guns, not type 1030/1130 ciws.

I think we can settle that the PLAN's "blue water"/"A team" fleet are all experienced in these underway replenishment operations, if not already so a few years ago.
 

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