Type 803 torpedo retriever

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History
PRC
Builder: 425th Factory
Laid down: 1960
Launched: 1963
Completed: 1963 - 1977
Acquired: 1963 - 1977
Commissioned: 1963 - 1977
Maiden voyage: 1963
In service: 1963 onward
General characteristics
Displacement: 93.17 long tons (94.67 t)
Length: 29.85 m (97 ft 11 in)
Beam: 5.98 m (19 ft 7 in)
Draught: 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Depth: 2.98 m (9 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: 2 × M50-3 marine diesel engines, with 2 shafts
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Range: 228 nmi (422 km; 262 mi)
Armament: 25 mm (0.98 in) or 37 mm (1.5 in) guns

Type 803 torpedo retriever is a type of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Construction begun in October 1960 at the 425th Factory of PLAN, and was launched on March 15, 1963. Sea trials begun on May 11, 1963 and the first unit was finally handed over to PLAN on December 24, 1963 at Lüshun .[1] By 1977, a total of six have been complete, including two foreign sales, one for Tanzania, and another for Cambodia.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Type 803 TR/TWR". Retrieved April 3, 2013.