Type 890 cable layer

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Type 890 cable layer is a Chinese cable layer in service with People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and it has NATO reporting name Youzheng class (Youzheng = 邮政, meaning Postal Service). Constructecd by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Type 890 is powered by a pair of 8300ZC diesel engine, each with 1100 hp. The variable pitch screw is the product of SMMC Marine Drive Systems (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd. (苏州船用动力系统股份有限公司).[1] Construction begun in May 1981 and the ship entered service on May 25, 1982. Specification:[2]

  • Length (m): 59.42
  • Width (m): 9.2
  • Draft (m): 2.8
  • Displacement (t): 750
  • Max speed (kt): 14.9
  • Working speed (kt): 7.7
 Type   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Status 
890 Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd 1981 May 25, 1985 Active

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