Type 926 submarine support ship

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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),[1] 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.[2]

 Type   Pennant #   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
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