Beituo 702-class tug

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History
PRC
General characteristics
Class and type: Beituo 702
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
None
Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Beituo 702 class tug 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]

Beituo 702 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. Beituo 702 is also used as a fire fighting ship.[1]

 Class   Pennant #   Status   Fleet 
Beituo 702 class Bei-Tuo 702 Active North Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Beituo 702 class tug". Retrieved 5 August 2015.