PLAN Fleet supply vessels


Tetrach

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seems like tanker to tanker replenishment to me.

Every time a new flottila is sent to Djibouti, it's composed with one replenishment vessel. Do we know at which location of the trip they replenish the other two vessels ?
 

Tam

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seems like tanker to tanker replenishment to me.

Every time a new flottila is sent to Djibouti, it's composed with one replenishmeShi nt vessel. Do we know at which location of the trip they replenish the other two vessels ?
Type 901 ship no. 965 is currently stationed in the South China Sea base, I believe in Linyi. From there she could support any flotilla headed to or from Djibouti. Given that a new flotilla is on the way, led by 052D pennant no. 175, she could make sure that the Type 903 in that flotilla remains topped up. At the same time, 117 Xining is done with her exercises with Iran and the Russian Navy and should be headed home with the previous flotilla --- the Type 054A assigned to that flotilla has exercised in the Cape of South Africa earlier in December with the Russians and South Africans --- so this fleet can be bone dry. I won't be surprised if 965 heads out to rendezvous with that flotilla to top them out somewhere in the Indian Ocean or south of the South China Seas before this flotilla returns to its North Sea Fleet base in Qingdao.

Also nice shots of 967, she appears to be currently assigned with the NSF.
 

lcloo

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The narrative for the photo posted by by78 post# 616 is:-
The amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) attached to a landing ship flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command receives supplies from the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu (Hull 967) during an alongside connected underway replenishment in waters of the South China Sea from December 29 to 31, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Zhang Sutong and Gu Yagen)

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Tam

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This means 967 is currently deployed to the SSF, and these activities imply she's not there just for tending to the Shandong but in support of all operations, not just carrier ones.
 

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A bord du 889 Taihu, le 3e des 9 pétroliers ravitailleurs Type 903. On apprend qu'il peut transporter par exemple près de 10000t de carburants, 140t de produits frais dans 7 chambres froides, ainsi que des centaines de tonne de munitions et produits secs.
Translated from French by Google
On board the 889 Taihu, the 3rd of the 9 Type 903 tankers. We learn that it can transport, for example, almost 10,000 tonnes of fuel, 140 tonnes of fresh produce in 7 cold rooms, as well as hundreds of tonnes of ammunition and dry goods.


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