Type 852 tug

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The type 852 tug is the Chinese version of the formerly Soviet Roslavl tug that has been developed for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The differences between the Chinese version and the original Soviet version are minor, mainly in the modification of living quarters. For example, space used for milk storage has been converted for vegetable storage, and Russian-style ovens and stoves are replaced with Chinese types. An air conditioning system has been added for operation in warmer climates. These ships still remain active as of the early 2010s, despite their age. Ships in the type 852 series in PLAN service are labeled with a combination of two Chinese characters followed by a three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Tuo (拖), meaning tug in Chinese, because these ships are tugs. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is in service with; for example, 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. Specification:[1]

  • Length (m): 45.7
  • Beam (m): 9.5
  • Draft (m): 4.6
  • Displacement (t): 670
  • Speed (kn): 12
  • Rang (nmi): 6000 @ 11 kn
  • Crew: 28
  • Propulsion: two diesel engines @ 1200 hp
  • Armament: four 14.5 mm machine guns
 Type   Pennant #   Status   Fleet 
Type 852 Nan-Tuo 161 Active South Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 153 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 159 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 162 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 163 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 164 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Bei-Tuo 168 Active North Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 518 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 604 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 613 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 618 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 646 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 707 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 852 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 853 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 854 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 862 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 863 Active East Sea Fleet
Type 852 Dong-Tuo 867 Active East Sea Fleet

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