3200 hp-class tug

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History
PRC
Builder: Wuhu Shipyard
Cost: > ¥ 100 million
Launched: 2004
Completed: 2004
Acquired: 2004
Commissioned: 2004
Maiden voyage: 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: 3200-hp class tug
Displacement: 2,300 t (2,300 long tons; 2,500 short tons)
Length:
  • 34 m (111 ft 7 in) o/a
  • 29.4 m (96 ft 5 in) w/l
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Depth: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × marine diesel engines, 1,800 hp (1,342 kW)
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi)
Complement: 11
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
None
Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

The 3200-horsepower class tug is a little known class of naval auxiliary currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).[1] Built by Wuhu Xinlian Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (芜湖新联造船有限公司), formerly Wuhu Shipyard, since 2004, the name of this class is taken from the installed power of the vessels, with the exact type designation still remaining unknown. After the first pair was built, as of the mid-2010s, a total of twelve of this class have been confirmed as being in active service.[1] The unit price of each ship is more than a hundred ¥.[1][clarification needed]

The 3200-horsepower class series ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Tuo (拖), meaning tug in Chinese, because these ships are classified as tugboats. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.

 Class   Pennant #   Status   Fleet 
3200-hp class Bei-Tuo 633 Active North Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Bei-Tuo 719 Active North Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Bei-Tuo 720 Active North Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Bei-Tuo 726 Active North Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Dong-Tuo 832 Active East Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Dong-Tuo 876 Active East Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Dong-Tuo 880 Active East Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Dong-Tuo 885 Active East Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Nan-Tuo 180 Active South Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Nan-Tuo 182 Active South Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Nan-Tuo 183 Active South Sea Fleet
3200-hp class Nan-Shui 186 Active South Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "3200-hp class tug". Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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