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Type 903A  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: Fuchi I, Fuchi II, Qiandaohu and Type 903
Origin: China
Corporations: Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Parent System: Type 903A
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 8
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Description: The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 903A, also knwon as Fuchi II, is a new class of large comprehensive supply ships designed to support military naval operations far away from China. These ships feature high degree of automation, easy operation, strong adaptability, fast-speed replenishment and high-efficiency support. A flight deck allows operation of a single helicopter. The ship is equipped with two naval guns at the bow. The Type 903A ships have been designed for integration into the maritime mobile taskforce in wartime carrying out underway and mooring replenishment for destroyers and frigates. Besides, these ships accompany the destroyer or frigate taskforce to perform tasks of long-distance navigation and good-will visits in peacetime. Overall, the PLAN deems these ships slow compared to its surface combatant ships and requires larger and faster replenishment vessels to supply its projected aircraft carrier battle groups.

Type 903A Specifications

Crew: 130
Number of Aircraft: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
Beam: 24.8 meter (81 foot)
Draft: 8.70 meter (28.5 foot)
Length: 179 meter (586 foot)
Performance
Max Range: 10,000 nautical mile (18,520 kilometer)
Speed
Economical Speed: 14 knot
Top Speed: 20 knot (37.0 kph)
Weight
Full Displacement: 23,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
China8
YearHoldings
Dec 20134
20042

Grand Total 81
Support Aircraft
Z-8x2

Type 903A Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
889 Taihu Lake-18 Jun 2013-
890 Chaohu Lake-12 Sep 2013-
886 Qiandaohu-2004-
887 Weishan Lake-2004-
960 Dongpinghu-2 Dec 2015-
966 Gaoyouhu-25 Jan 2016-
963 Honghu-15 Jul 2016-
964 Luomahu-15 Jul 2016-

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