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PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:04:31 AM »
Fifth Type 903 Replenishment Ship launched, this one is by Guangzhou Shipyard International
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May 07, 2012
A new type 903 AOR Replenishment oiler launched in Shanghai Hudong Shipyard.


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Old Article dated 1.16.13 
This Simple Ship Could Let the Chinese Navy Circle the Globe [wired]
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The latest, upgraded Qiandaohu-class oilers, also known as Type 903s, were launched at a shipyards in Guangzhou and Shanghai last spring. After additional work, the tankers began sea trials in the China Seas, testing out the vessels’ mechanical systems plus the storage tanks, valves, hoses and other gear for refueling other ships at sea. This week the first of the new Qiandaohus reportedly completed her trials, clearing her for frontline use.

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The shortage of oilers (referred to as “AORs” in military shorthand) and likewise the PLAN’s inexperience operating such ships, has imposed serious limitations on China’s ability to deploy naval forces beyond the China Seas. Regular counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean plus the occasional exercise near Japan has stretched the oiler fleet beyond its capacity. “With only five AOR in its orbat, it can barely keep up,” Coatepeque wrote of the Chinese navy.
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Re: Type 903 (Qiandaohu class) Oilers
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:05:06 AM »
Replenishment ship 888 transferred back to the Navy [China Defense Blog]
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Replenishment ship 888, a type 903 was transferred to the FLEC in 2009.   It is now back flying PLAN color.


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China launches third Type 903A | IHS Jane's 360 - 11 June 2015
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Displacing 23,400 tonnes fully loaded, the Type 903A is 178 m long and 25 m in beam. It is fitted with a flight deck and hangar suitable for operating medium-lift helicopters such as the Z-8 or the newer Z-18.


A Chinese internet image of the launch of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) latest Type 903A Fuchi-class fleet replenishment auxiliary (AOR) vessel, which took place at the Shanghai Hudong Zhonghua shipyard on 5 June. Source: Chinese internet via sina.com

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 09:27:07 PM »
PLAN's type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker undergoes sea trials


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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 04:13:51 PM »
PLAN First Type 901 Replenishment Oiler Started Sea Trials Off Shenzhen, China | Navy Recognition - 23 December 2016
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Chinese ship spotter pictures from December 18th show the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) first Type 901 large replenishment oiler starting its sea trials. The 240 meters long vessel displacing 48,000 tons was launched December 15th 2015 by the GSI shipyard (member of CSSC).

Type 901 is fitted with 5x wet cargo transfer stations (3 on port side) for fuel and water, as well as and 2x dry cargo stations which is comparable with the next class of American supply vessel, the T-AO(X) displacing 50,000 tons.

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 01:51:40 PM »
Images emerge of China's new Type 901 AOE conducting replenishment-at-sea trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 05 June 2017
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Photographs of the new Type 901 fast combat support ship (AOE) built for China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have been published on the PLA Daily website showing the 40,000-tonne ship conducting replenishment-at-sea (RAS) trials with a Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious ship in waters of the South China Sea on 24 May.

The photographs show both alongside and astern refuelling activities.


China's new Type 901 AOE (left) conducting replenishment-at-sea trials with a Type 071 LPD in the waters of the South China Sea on 24 May. Source: Via chinamil.com.cn

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 05:16:39 PM »
China First Type 901 Replenishment Oiler Hulun Lake Commissioned with PLAN North Sea Fleet | Navy Recognition - 01 September 2017
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China's first Type 901 large replenishment oiler was commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today during a ceremony held at Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) in Guangzhou, Southern China. The 240 meters long vessel displacing 48,000 tons is named "Hulun Lake" (or Hulunhun in Chinese, with hull number 965). It was launched December 15th 2015 by GSI.

Type 901 is fitted with 5x wet cargo transfer stations (3 on port side) for fuel and water, as well as and 2x dry cargo stations which is comparable with the next class of American supply vessel, the T-AO(X) displacing 50,000 tons.

It has been noted by our colleagues from Eastpendulum, the PLAN classification for Type 901 is "general supply vessel" (综合补给舰) similar to the Fleet Replenishment Oiler (AOR) classification of the U.S. Navy... And not Fast Combat Support (AOE) although Type 901 was designed to support all ships in a carrier strike group, including the aircraft carrier.


Commissioning ceremony of "Hulun Lake", PLAN's first Type 901 Replenishment Oiler.
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Type 901 Replenishment Oilers are very large vessels (seen here with a Dongyou class tanker alongside)

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 04:41:32 PM »
27th Chinese naval escort taskforce executes mission in Gulf of Aden
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-11/02/content_7810535.htm


The comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu (R) provides replenishment-at-sea for the guided-missile destroyer Haikou (L) while the two ships attached to the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce are sailing in east waters of the Gulf of Aden on October 30, 2017, local time. The taskforce consists of the guided-missile destroyer Haikou, the guided-missile frigate Yueyang and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Changhuan and Liu Xin)

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 11:54:12 PM »
Second Type 901 carrier supply ship in service with PLAN | Janes - 12 February 2019
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The imagery shows that the ship, which is believed to have been named Chagan Hu , bears the pennant number 967.

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First-of-class Hulun Hu (with pennant number 965), entered service with the PLAN in September 2017.

The Type 901 class is estimated to be capable of reaching a speed of 25 kt. Its primary role is assessed to be supporting the PLAN's increasing number of aircraft carriers.

The class features five liquid transfer stations (three on the port side and two on the starboard) for replenishing fuel oil and aviation fuel, and two solid supply transfer rigs for replenishing food, armaments, and general stores.

The ships are also equipped for refuelling astern - a procedure that the PLAN appears to practise regularly - and have a large flight deck and hangar facilities for two helicopters (at present most likely to be Z-8 medium-lift helicopters), which would enable them to also undertake vertical replenishment.


Images recently emerged showing newly commissioned Type 901 fast replenishment ship Chagan Hu (967) with a recently commissioned Type 927 acoustic surveillance ship (780) berthed alongside. Source: Via Sina Weibo

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 07:57:07 AM »
Dang, missed this.

Will add this to

http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=1003.0

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Re: PLAN's Replenishment Ships
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 04:39:50 AM »
http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2019/05/photos-of-day-cv16-conducts-underway.html

CV16 conducts underway replenishment with Type 901fast combat support ship 965


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