Type 926 submarine support ship
The Type 926 submarine support ship is a type of submarine rescue and supply ship developed by China for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and as of mid-2014, a total of three are in service. This ship is capable of both replenishing submarines and rescuing submarines in distress.
With displacement of 9500 tons, Type 926 carries newly designed rescue chambers that is capable of performing rescue missions at three hundred meters depth, with a maximum number of eighteen submariners rescued each dive. One of these ships carries a deep-submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV) imported from United Kingdom, the LR7, which is the development of earlier LR5. LR7 is also capable of rescuing a total of eighteen submariners each dive and the 25-ton DSRV can perform resuce operations at five hundred meters depth and continuously working under water for four days. The rest of the ships carry the successor of Type 7103 DSRV designed by Harbin Engineering University.
|926||864||Oceanic Island (海洋岛)||―||―||2010||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|926||865||Liugong Island||―||2012||―||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|926||867||Long Island (长岛)||Guangzhou Shipyard International||2012||―||Active||South Sea Fleet|