Beijiao 39-class dispatch boat

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History
PRC
General characteristics
Class and type: Beijiao 39
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
None
Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Beijiao 39 class dispatch boat is a class of little known naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).[1] The name of this class is after the first unit commissioned, with the exact type still remains unknown, and only a single unit of this class have been confirmed in active service as of mid-2010s.[1] Beijiao 39 has a latticework mast structure that no other dispatch boats in Chinese navy adopts.[1]

Beijiao 39 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 Jiao (交), short for Jiao-Tong-Ting (交通艇), meaning dispatch boat (ferry) in Chinese, because these ships are classified as dispatch boats. 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 
Beijiao 39 class Bei-Jiao 39 Active North Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Beijiao 39-class dispatch boat". Retrieved 3 August 2015.