Saturday, August 10, 2013
Replenishment ship 889, Taihu, heads to Gulf of Aden.
Taihu only commissioned in June 2013 and now it is rushed into a foreign deployment. It goes to show how desperate the PLAN is regarding the need of Replenishment Tankers.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90786/8353801.html15th Chinese naval escort taskforce holds rally before sailing to Gulf of Aden
The 15th escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) which will go to the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast to take over the escort mission from the 14th Chinese naval escort taskforce held a rally yesterday morning at a naval port in Zhanjiang of south China's Guangdong province.
Commander Jiang Weilie of the PLAN South China Sea Fleet chaired the meeting, and Wang Dengping, political commissar of the South China Sea Fleet, addressed the meeting and encouraged all the officers and men to complete the escort mission.
Jiang Zhonghua, commander of the 15th Chinese naval escort taskforce and director of the Armaments Department of the South China Sea Fleet, and Liu Zhonghu, captain of the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan, delivered a speech on behalf of the taskforce and all the officers and men respectively.
The 15th Chinese naval escort taskforce is composed of the guided missile frigate Hengshui, the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu.
Replenishment ship 889, Taihu commissioned today at Qingdao
太湖舰，舷号889，舰长178.5米，宽24.8米，满载排水量20000多吨，2012年3月下水。该舰是我国新一代大型远洋综合补给舰，也是北 海舰队接收的第一艘该型补给舰。补给接收装置采用国际标准，具有自动化程度高、操作简便、适配性强、补给速度快、保障效率高等特点，可通过横向、纵向、垂 直和靠帮等多种方式对舰艇编队实施补给作业，具备两舷三向四站同时补给能力。
Photo of the day: Replenishment ship 889, Taihu.
Looks like it is near completion.
Guangzhou HuangPu's Milk Cow
Monday, January 14, 2013
Monday, May 07, 2012
A new type 903 AOR Replenishment oiler launched in Shanghai Hudong Shipyard.
In the meanwhile in Guangzhou (photo posted on 5/5/2012)