Dongyou 630-class tanker

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General characteristics
Class and type: Dongyou 630
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Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Dongyou 630 class oil tanker is a class of 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 two of this class have been confirmed in active service as of mid-2010s.[1]

Dongyou 630 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 You (油), meaning oil in Chinese, because these ships are classified as oil tankers. 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 
Dongyou 630 class Dong-You 630 Active East Sea Fleet
Dongyou 630 class Nan-You 954 Active South Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dongyou 630 class oil tanker". Retrieved 3 August 2015.