People's Liberation Army Navy Organization

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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is the naval branch of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The PLAN force consists of about 250,000 men and over a hundred major combat vessels, organized into three fleets: the North Sea Fleet, the East Sea Fleet, and the South Sea Fleet. Below is the organizational structure of the PLAN.

PLAN headquarters[edit]

PLAN headquarters is subordinate to the PLA General Staff Department and the Chairman of the Central Military Committee .

Information current as of March 2007

  • Commander-in-Chief of the Navy: Admiral Wu Shengli
Commander Command Period
Wu Shengli Aug 2006 – Present
Zhang Dingfa Jun 2003 – Aug 2006
Shi Yunsheng Nov 1996 – Jun 2003
Zhang Lianzhong Jan 1988 – Jun 2003
Liu Huaqing Aug 1982 – Jan 1988
Ye Fei Jan 1980 – Aug 1982
Xiao Jinguang Jan 1950 – Jan 1980
Political Commissar Command Period
Miao Hua December 2014 – Present
Liu Xiaojiang Jul 2008 – December 2014
Hu Yanlin Jun 2003 – Jul 2008
Yang Huaiqing Jul 1995 – Jun 2003
Zhou Kunren Dec 1993 – Jul 1995
Wei Jinshan April 1990 – Dec 1993
Li Yaowen Oct 1980 – April 1990
Ye Fei Feb 1979 – Jan 1980
Du Yide Oct 1977 – Dec 1978
Su Zhenhua Sep 1971 – Sep 1977
Li Zuopeng Jun 1967 – Sep 1971
Wang Hongkun Mar 1966 – Jun 1967
Su Zhenhua Feb 1957 – Feb 1966

Deputy Commanders:

Deputy Political Commissars:

Chief of Naval Staff: Ding Yiping
Director of Political Department: Xu Jianzhong

Fleet Commanders

Fleets[edit]

The People's Liberation Army Navy is divided into three fleets.

Bases[edit]

North Sea Fleet Major bases: Qingdao (HQ), Huludao, Jianggezhuang, Guzhen Bay, Lushun, Xiaopingdao. Minor bases: Weihai Wei, Qingshan, Luda, Lianyungang, Ling Shan, Ta Ku Shan, Changshandao, Liuzhuang, Dayuanjiadun, Dalian

East Sea Fleet Major bases: Ningbo (HQ), Zhoushan, Shanghai, Daxie, Fujian. Minor bases: Zhenjiangguan, Wusong, Xinxiang, Wenzhou, Sanduao, Xiamen, Xingxiang, Quandou, Wen Zhou SE, Wuhan, Dinghai, Jiaotou

South Sea Fleet Major bases: Zhanjiang (HQ), Yulin, Huangfu, Hong Kong, Guangzhou (Canton). Minor bases: Haikou, Shantou, Humen, Kuanchuang, Tsun, Kuan Chung, Mawai[disambiguation needed], Beihai, Ping Tan, San Chou Shih, Tang-Chiah Huan, Longmen[disambiguation needed], Bailong, Dongcun, Baimajing, Xiachuandao, Yuchi

Branches[edit]

The PLAN is organised into five branches:[1]

References[edit]

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