Type 062-I-class gunboat

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Class overview
Name: Type 062-I class
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
 Bangladesh Navy
 Sri Lanka Navy
East Timur Navy
Subclasses: Haizhui class submarine chaser
Shanghai-III class gunboat
General characteristics
Type: Gunboat / Submarine chaser
Displacement: 170 tonnes (170 long tons; 190 short tons)
Length: 41 m (134 ft 6 in)
Beam: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
Draft: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Chinese L-12V-180A diesel engines, 4,400 hp (3,281 kW)
4 × shafts
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)+
Range: 750 mi (1,210 km) at 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Complement: 43
Sensors and
processing systems:
Shanghai-III class:
1 × Pot Head surface search radar
Haizhui class:
1 × Pot Head surface search radar
1 × high frequency hull mounted active sonar
Armament: Shanghai-III class:
• 4 × Chinese Type 76A 37 mm (1.5 in) guns (2×2)
• 4 × Chinese or Soviet 23 mm (0.91 in) heavy machine guns (2×2)
Haizhui class:
• 4 × Chinese Type 76A 37 mm guns (2×2)
• 4 × Type 69 14.5 mm (0.57 in) heavy machine guns (2×2)
• 1 × RBU-1200 anti-submarine rocket launcher
• 2 × anti-submarine mortars with 8 depth charges
• 10 × mines

The Type 062-I class gunboat is the successor of the Shanghai-I/II class gunboats of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army Navy. The class consists of two versions: the Haizhui class submarine chaser and the Shanghai-III gunboat. Although Type 062-I originated from a gunboat, the submarine chaser version is more successful in serving the People's Liberation Army Navy, while the gunboat version is more successful in export market.

Haizhui class submarine chaser[edit]

The Haizhui class submarine chaser is one of the two members of the Chinese Type 062-I class, and is the ASW version. Due to the commission of larger submarine chasers such as Haijiu class and Haiqing class submarine chasers that are more capable, it unlikely that the production of this class of smaller submarine chaser will be continued.

Shanghai-III class gunboat[edit]

The Shanghai-III class gunboat is one of the two members of the Chinese Type 062-I class, and most of the characteristics of the two are same. The Shanghai-III lacks the ASW capability, but is more heavily gunned, with the 23 mm guns replacing the 14.5 mm heavy machine guns of its ASW cousin. Unlike its predecessor, the Shanghai-II class, the Shanghai-III also lacked the mine laying capability, a feature retained on its ASW cousin. More Shanghai-III class gunboats have been in service in foreign navies than in the PLAN, and the ones in the Chinese inventory are mainly used for training foreign crews, and not all export boats have the same configuration due to different customers' requirements. They are primarily used for coastal and inland patrol.

Operators[edit]

Bangladesh Bangladesh
China China
East Timor East Timor
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Timor-Leste: Ceremony for the Delivery of New Patrols Vessels, Jaco Class, to the F-FDTL Naval Force