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

SUBMARINES

YUANZHENG  200 ballistic missile submarine (project 6631, 1966)

Yuanzheng 200 1970

Changcheng 200 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
远征 1101 <Yuanzheng 1101>, 1967- 远征 200 <Yuanzheng 200>, 1978- 长城 200 <Changcheng 200> 200 Dalian SY 1961 9/1964 8/1966 retired ~2010
  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

2350 / 2950

Length, m

97.5

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

6.60

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 37D diesels / 1 PG-102 electric motor + 2 PG-101 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000 / 5400 (2700 + 2x1350)

Max speed, kts

14.5 / 13

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

9000(5) / 300(2)

Armament

3 R-11FM SLBM (never carried), 10 - 533 TT (6 fwd, 4 aft, 12)

Sensors

Flag radar, MG-200 Arktika-M sonar, Nakat ECM suite

Complement

87

Diving depth operational, m

260

Ship project history: The design for this Soviet submarine was supplied to China prior to the expulsion of the Soviet advisers in 1960, but although 200 was completed at Luda in 1964 with the three vertical tubes for R-11FM SLBMs at the aft end of the conning tower; the SLBMs themselves were not provided, and later submarine was rebuilt for tests of Chinese designed SLBMs.

Modernizations: 1972: - 3 R-11FM SLBMs; + 2 Ju Lang-1 SLBM (2 JL-1)

11/1978, as type 031: JL-1 SLBM can be launched underwater

1995: - 2 Ju Lang-1 SLBM; + 1 Ju Lang-2 SLBM (1 JL-2)

Naval service: No significant events.

Changcheng 200 2005

Ivan Gogin, 2015