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Type 081 mine countermeasure vessel with NATO reporting name Wochi class is a Chinese minesweeper/mine hunter currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). A development is designated as Type 081A.

Type 081

Type 081 was built by Qiuxin (求新) Shipyard of Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The first ship was launched in 2006 and entered service in 2007. Specification:[1]

  • Length (m): 65
  • Armament: 1 Type 76 twin 37 mm gun
 Type   Pennant #   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
081 805 Zhangjiagang Jiangnan Shipyard 2006 March 5, 2007 Active East China Sea
081 810 Jingjiang Active PLAN
081 839 Liuyang Active PLAN
081 840 Luxi Active PLAN

Type 081A

Originally only known as the second batch of Type 081, it was revealed that this new minesweeper was designated as Type 081A,[2] and it is a development of earlier Type 081. Type 081A is designed by the 708th Institute. A total of five have entered service with PLAN by mid-2014. Specification:[3]

  • Displacement (t): 1200
  • Armament: one single 30 mm gun
 Type   Name   Pennant #   Launched   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
081A 841 Xiaoyi Oct 2010 Feb 24, 2012 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 842 Taishan Aug 6, 2012 Active PLAN
081A 843 Changshu May 2012 May 13, 2013 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 844 Heshan Sept 2012 Oct 10, 2013 Active PLAN
081A 845 Qingzhou Jan 26, 2014 Active PLAN

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