Type 903 replenishment ship

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Class overview
Builders:
  • Huangpu Shipyard
  • Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 908 replenishment ship
Succeeded by: Type 901 replenishment ship
In commission: 2004
Planned: 8+
Completed: 8
Active: 6
General characteristics
Displacement:
  • 20,500 tonnes for Type 903[1]
  • 23,400 tonnes for Type 903A[2][3]
Length: 178.5m
Beam: 24.8m
Draught: 8.7m
Propulsion: 2 diesels 24,000 hp, 2 shafts
Speed: 20 knots
Range: 10,000 nm at 14 kts
Complement: 130
Aircraft carried: 2 Z-8 helicopters
Aviation facilities: hangar and flight deck

The Qiandaohu-class or Type 903 replenishment ship (NATO codename: Fuchi) entered service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in 2003.[4] The class' chief designer was Zhang Wende (张文德). After two units completed, a pair of slightly modified units designated as Type 903A followed, and the main difference between Type 903 and Type 903A is that the displacement of the latter is increased to 23,000 tons from the original 20,500 ton.[5]

Ships of the class[edit]

Type Number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
903 886 千岛湖 / Qiandaohu GSI July 2003 30 April 2004 East Sea Fleet Active
903 887 微山湖 / Weishanhu HDZH June 2003 2004 South Sea Fleet Active
903A 889 太湖 / Taihu GSI 22 March 2012 18 June 2013 North Sea Fleet Active
903A 890 巢湖 / Chaohu HDZH 6 May 2012 11 September 2013 East Sea Fleet Active
903A 960 Dongpinghu GSI 30 May 2014 2 December 2015 North Sea Fleet Active
903A 966 高郵湖 / Gaoyaohu GSI 30 December 2014 25 January 2016 East Sea Fleet Active
903A 963 HDZH 5 June 2015
903A 965 GSI 28 June 2015

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