Beijiao 57-class dispatch boat

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History
PRC
General characteristics
Class and type: Bei jiao 57
Electronic warfare
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None
Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Beijiao 57 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 a total of eleven units of this class have been confirmed in active service as of mid-2010s, making this class the most numerous dispatch boats in service with the Chinese navy (as of mid-2010s).[1]

Beijiao 57 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 57 class Bei-Jiao 57 Active North Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Bei-Jiao 59 Active North Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Bei-Jiao 60 Active North Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Bei-Jiao 69 Active North Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Bei-Jiao 72 Active North Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Dong-Jiao 83 Active East Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Dong-Jiao 89 Active East Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Dong-Jiao 91 Active East Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Dong-Jiao 92 Active East Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Nan-Jiao 84 Active South Sea Fleet
Beijiao 57 class Nan-Jiao 89 Active South Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beijiao 57-class dispatch boat". Retrieved 3 August 2015.