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Type 905 replenishment ship
Class overview
Builders: Dalian Shipyard
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
 Pakistan Navy
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Displacement: 21,750 tonnes
Length: 168.3 m
Beam: 21.79 m
Draught: 9.38 m
Draft: 9.39 m; 30.8 ft
Propulsion: 1 Sulzer 8RL B66 diesel 15,000 hp, 1 shaft
Speed: 18 knots
Range: 18,000 miles
Complement: 130
Crew: 130 (24 officers)
Armament: 8 - 37 mm guns (4 twin)
Aircraft carried: medium utility helicopter
Aviation facilities: flight deck

Type 905 Fuqing-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship is a class of replenishment vessels used by the People's Liberation Army Navy and Pakistan Navy to resupply ships at sea with food, munitions, fuel and spare parts. One ship is now a commerical oil tanker in China. It is also known as Taicang-class.[1]

Development

The Fuqing-class were the 1st generation of replenishment ships built by the PLA Navy for support of Yuanwang tracking of ICBM missile tests in the South Pacific Ocean. Dalian Shipyard produced 4 vessels and 2 of them joined the ICBM testing fleet in May 1980.

Active Ships of Class

 Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
881 Hongzehu (ex-Feng Cang) Dalian Shipyard, Dalian 1979 1980 Active
882 Poyanghu (ex-Taicang) Dalian Shipyard, Dalian 1981 1982 Active

Former

 Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
950 Hongcang Dalian Shipyard, Dalian 1980 1989 South Sea Decommissioned 1989 and sold to China Ocean Aviation Group as commerical oil tanker Hailang[2]
871 (47) PNS Nasr Dalian Shipyard, Dalian 1980 1987 1987 Sold 1985 or 1987 and now active with Pakistan Navy[3]

References

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