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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

AIRCRAFT CARRYING SHIPS

SHI CHANG aviation training ship (1996)

Shi Chang 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
世昌 <Shi Chang> <ex-Hua Yuan Kou> 82 Qiuxin SY, Shanghai   4/1996 28/12/1996 in service (2018)

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

9500

Length, m

125.0

Breadth, m

19.0

Draught, m

10.6

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 8000(17)

Armament

2 Z-9 helicopters + 2 helicopters on deck

Military load 300 containers
Sensors 2 Decca radars

Complement

170 + 200 trainees

Ship project history: Officially described as a training ship and as a “national defence mobilization ship”, Shichang was originally to have been converted from the roll-on/roll-off vehicle cargo ship Hua Yuan Kou. The ship is equipped with a helicopter flight deck running most of her length. A modular helicopter hangar and control space can be erected on the forward portion of the flight deck, which can also be used for the transport of up to 300 standard 20ft cargo containers. Space is provided for the transport of a large number of personnel, and provision was made for a 30-person staff hospital with full surgical and X-ray facilities; up to 100 medical trainees can be accommodated. There are two navigational plotting spaces, capable of holding up to 60 trainees.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Shi Chang 1998

Shi Chang 1998

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