Beituo 625-class tug

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General characteristics
Class and type: Beituo 626
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Armament: Unarmed
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: None

Beituo 625 class tug is a class of little known naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).[1] The name of this class is after the first unit commissioned, with the exact type still remains unknown, and a total of fourteen of this class have been confirmed in active service as of mid-2010s, making it the most numerous class of tugs in Chinese service.[1] Bietuo 625 class is a design of single deck with three levels of superstructures, with the top level retracted backward from the edge of the bottom two levels.[1]

Beituo 625 class series ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Tuo (拖), meaning tug in Chinese, because these ships are classified as tugboats. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.

 Class   Pennant #   Status   Fleet 
Beituo 625 class Bei-Tuo 625 Active North Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Bei –Tuo 626 Active North Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Bei –Tuo 629 Active North Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Bei -Tuo 631 Active North Sea Fleet
Beituo 625 class Bei-Tuo 718 Active North Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Dong-Tuo 871 Active East Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Dong-Tuo 872 Active East Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Dong-Tuo 873 Active East Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Dong-Tuo 878 Active East Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Nan-Tuo 169 Active South Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Nan-Tuo 170 Active South Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Nan-Tuo 173 Active South Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Nan -Tuo 178 Active South Sea Fleet
Beituo 626 class Nan-Tuo 179 Active South Sea Fleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Beituo 625 class tug". Retrieved 5 August 2015.