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Chinese Warships

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SYSTEM Inventory
Class Source Year Tons 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020
Submarines 117 63 48 50 55 62 63 71 78
SSB Ballistic Missile Submarines 2 2 2 2 2 3 6 5 7
SSBN NEWCON Type 096 2020 15,000 - - - - - - - - 1
SSBN Jin Type 094 2008 12,000 - - - - - 1 3 4 5
SSBN Xia Type 092 1983 8,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
SSB Qing Type 032 2012 6,600 - - - - - - 1 1 1
SSB Golf Type 031 1970 2,700 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
SSN Nuclear Attack Submarines 3 4 5 5 6 7 6 7 9
SSGN NEWCON Type 095 2015 10,000 - - - - - - - 1 3
SSN Shang Type 093 2006 8,000 - - - - 1 2 2 4 6
SSN Han Type 091 1974 5,500 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 2 -
SS Conventional Submarines 113 57 41 42 46 52 51 51 64
SS Kilo Sov Kilo 1995 3,100 - - 1 4 10 12 12 12 12
SS Yuan Type 041 2006 2,400 - - - - 2 4 8 12 20
SS Song Type 039 1999 2,250 - - - 1 10 13 13 13 13
SS Ming Type 035 1974 2,100 2 3 10 17 17 17 14 14 9
SS Wuhan Type 033G 1976 2,100 1 1 1 - - - - - -
SS Romeo Type 033 1960 1,700 90 53 29 20 7 6 4 - -
SS Whiskey Type 03 1957 1,350 20 - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carrier - - - - - - - 1 2
CV NEWCON 2015 80,000 - - - - - - - 1 2
Liaoning ex-Varyag 2012 65,000 - - - - - - - 1 1
ATS Shichang (Multirole Aviation) 1996 9,500 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Destroyers 15 18 17 20 23 27 29 27 30
DDG Hangzhou Sovremenny 2000 7,625 - - - 1 2 4 4 4 4
DDG NEWCON Type 055 201x 12,000 - - - - - - - ... ...
DDG Luyang III Type 052D 2014 8,000 - - - - - - - 4 12
DDG Luyang II Type 052C 2004 7,000 - - - - 2 2 4 6 6
DDG Luyang I Type 052B 2003 6,600 - - - - 2 2 2 2 2
DDG Luzhou Type 051C 2006 7,100 - - - - - 2 2 2 2
DDG Luhai Type 051B 1999 6,600 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
DDG Luhu Type 052 1994 4,800 - - 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
DDG Luda Type 051 1972 3,730 11 16 16 16 14 14 14 6 1
DD Anshan Type 07 1954 2,040 4 2 - - - - - - -
Frigates 20 26 32 40 45 48 47 45 46
FFG Jiangkai Type 054 2005 4,300 - - - - 2 6 12 19 26
FFG Jiangwei III Type 053H2? 2006 3,000 - - - - 1 3 3 3 3
FFG Jiangwei II Type 053H3 1998 3,000 - - 2 6 8 8 8 8 8
FFG Jiangwei I Type 053H2G 1991 2,250 - - 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
FFG Jianghu Type 053 1976 1,960 20 26 26 30 30 27 20 11 5
Light Frigates / Corvettes 11 11 3 - - - - 5 15
FFL Jingdao Type 056 2013 1,300 - - - - - - - 5 15
FFG Jiangdong Type 053K 1977 1,425 2 2 1 - - - - - -
FF Jiangnan Type 065 [mod-Riga] 1960 1,400 5 5 - - - - - - -
FF Chengdu Type 01 [ex-Sov Riga] 1960 1,510 4 4 2 - - - - - -
Guided Missile Boats 212 222 227 94 82 111 94 94 94
PGG Molniya Molniya 20xx 550 - - - - - - - - -
PCFG NEWCON 201x 50 - - - - - - - - -
PCFG C-14 Cat 20xx 19 - - - - - - - - -
PCFG Houbei Type 022 2004 225 - - - - 4 40 60 60 60
PGG Houjian / Huang Type 037-II 1991 542 - 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4
PGG Houxin Type 037-IG 1991 478 - 9 14 20 22 25 30 30 30
PCFG Hola / Hela Type 021-mod 1970 205 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
PCFG Huangfeng Type 021 [Osa] 1970 205 120 120 120 38 20 20 - - -
PGG Homa Type 024-mod 1966 80 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
PCFG Houku / Hegu Type 024 [Komar] 1966 80 90 90 90 30 30 20 - - -
Torpedo Boats 230 190 120 16 9 9 - - -
PHT Huchuan Type 025 1976 45 120 100 100 16 9 9 - - -
PHT P-6 1968 66 60 60 10 - - - - - -
PHT P-4 1968 66 50 30 10 - - - - - -
Patrol Boats 420 440 440 222 233 235 231 221 204
PC Huludao Type 206 1988 363 - 5 5 - - - - - -
PC Haiqing Type 037-IS 1982 478 - - 5 21 28 30 36 46 56
PC Haijiu Type 037-I 1987 450 - 4 4 2 2 2 - - -
PC Hainan Type 037 1964 430 45 90 95 95 88 88 78 68 58
PC Shanghai III / Haizhui Type 062/1 1988 170 - 10 10 11 17 17 17 17 10
PC Shanghai II Type 062 1962 170 325 300 300 100 100 100 10 - -
PC Shanghai I 1962 170 5 - - - - - - - -
PC Shantou / Swatow 1957 80 25 25 25 - - - - - -
PG Kronshtadt Kronshtadt 1952/59 330 20 10 - - - - - - -
Mine Warfare 136 126 116 92 92 92 92 92 90
MST Wolei / Bulieijian (minelayer) 1988 3,100 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
MSC Wosao Type 082 1987 320 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
MSC Fushun / Shanghai-II 1976 275 20 10 - - - - - - -
MSC Lianyun 19?? 400 80 80 80 50 50 50 50 50 50
MSB Futi Type 312 (drone) 1971 47 + + + + + + + + +
MSO Type 010 Type 010 1956 590 35 35 35 27 12 10 - - -
MSO Type 010 [RESERVE] Type 010 [Sov T-43] 1956 590 - - - 13 28 30 40 40 40
Amphibious Warfare Ships 37 36 36 26 33 37 39 52 54
LHA NEWCON Type 08x 2015 45,000 - - - - - - - 2 3
LPH NEWCON Type 081 201? 20,000 - - - - - 1- 4 6 6
LPD Yuzhao Type 071 2007 20,000 - - - - - - 1 4 4
LST Yuting III Type 072 III 2003 7,000 - - - - 4 8 12 20 25
LST Yuting II Type 072 II 1992 4,800 - - 1 8 11 11 11 11 11
LST Yukan Type 072 1980 4,170 3 3 5 7 7 7 7 7 5
LST Shan US LST-1 1945 4,080 15 13 13 3 3 3 - - -
LSM Yudeng Type 073 III 1994 1,850 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
LSM Yudao Type 073 II 1983 1,460 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 -
LSM Hua US LSM-1 1944/49 1,095 15 10 - - - - - - -
APA Qiongsha (attack transport) 1983 2,150 - 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
AH Qiongsha (hospital) 1983/93 2,150 - - - - 2 2 2 2 2
AH Shichang (Multirole Aviation) 19xx ,000 - - - + + + + + +
AH Anwei Type 920 (hospital) 2008 23,000 - - - - - 1 1 1 1
AH (hospital ship) Project 320 ex-RU 1980/07 12,000 - - - - - 1 ? 1 ? 1 ? 1 ?
AH 30,000 ton 2008 30,000 - - - - ? ? ? ? ?
Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
Amphibious Warfare Craft 429 401 406 369 349 339 305 305 305
LSM Yuhai/Wuhu Type 074 1995 800 - - - 12 14 15 20 25 30
LCU Yulian/Yuliang/Yuling Type 079 1967 833 23 30 30 31 31 31 25 20 15
LCM Yuchin/Yuqin/Yuchai Type 068/069 1961 93 45 40 40 20 8 8 - - -
LCM Yuchin [RESERVE] Type 068/069 1961 93 + + + 30 30 30 30 30
LCM Yunnan Type 067 1964 128 300 320 320 45 36 25 - - -
LCM Yunnan [RESERVE] Type 067 1964 128 + + + 230 200 200 200 200 200
LCM Yupen Type 271 1970 500 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
LCM US LCM-6 195x 24 50 - - - - - - - -
LCT US LCT-6 1949 143 10 10 10 - - - - - -
LCAC Zubr 2013 550 - - - - - - 1 2 4
LCAC Dagu Type 722-II 1989 78 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
LCAC Jingsah II Type 724 1994 6 - - 5 30 30 30 30 30 30
AGI Surveillance 16 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 23
AGI Dongdiao ELINT 2000 4,600 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
AGI Dadie / Beidiao ELINT 1987 2,500 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
AGI Yanbing [Mod Yanha] ELINT 1982 5,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AGI Yanha / Haibing ELINT 1989 3,200 - 3 3 3 3 3 3 - -
AGI NEWCON ELINT 20xx ,000 - - - - - - 1 4 4
AGI Xing Fengshan multi-INT 1988 5,500 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
AGI NEWCON multi-INT 20xx ,000 - - - - 1 1 1 1 1
AGM Yuan Wang space event 1979 21,000 - 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
AGOR Oceanographic Research / AGS Survey 18 18 18 22 20 20 20 20 20
AGOR Xiang Yang Hong 7 7 7 11 11 11 4 4 4
AGOR Haiyang 197x 4,500 2 2 2 2 - - - - -
AGOR Yanqian (mod-Kansha) 198x 1,325 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 - -
AGOR NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 7 9 9
AGS Yannan buoy tender 197x 1,750 7 7 7 7 7 7 - - -
AGS NEWCON buoy tender 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 7 7 7
Support 174 166 173 164 155 154 142 140 135
ADG degaussing ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
ADG Yen Pai 19xx ,000 - - 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
ADG Yenka 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 - - - - -
ADG Yen Fang 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 - - - - -
Underway Replenishment ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AOR-X 201x 40,000 - - - - - - - 1 3
AOE Qiandaohu / Fuchi 2005 22,000 - - - - 1 1 4 5 5
AOR Nanyun / Nancang 1993 37,000 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
AOR Fuqing 1980 21,750 4 3 2 2 2 2 - - -
AK Cargo / AOT transport oiler ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AF Danyao 19xx ,000 - - - - - - . . .
AK Yantai 19xx ,000 - - - 2 2 2 2 2 2
AK Dayun Type 904 19xx ,000 - - 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AK Damen 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
AK Hongqi 19xx ,000 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 1 1
AK Danlin 19xx ,000 4 4 4 4 - - - - -
AK Yukan 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
AK Galati ex-Romanian 19xx ,000 2 2 2 - - - - - -
AK Zhandou 59 19xx ,000 1 1 1 - - - - - -
AK FS-331 ex-US Army 19xx ,000 1 - - - - - - - -
AK NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - 5 5 5 10 10
AK/AOT Dandao 19xx ,000 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 - -
AK/AOT Danlin 19xx ,000 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 - -
AK/AOT NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - 16 16
AOH small harbor oiler 19xx ,000 2 - - - - - - - -
AOTL coastal transport oiler ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AOTL Leizhou 19xx ,000 5 5 5 - - - - - -
AOTL Shengli 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - -
AOTL Guangzhou 19xx ,000 5 5 5 5 5 5 - - -
AOTL Jinyou 19xx ,000 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - -
AOTL Fulin / Mettawee ex-US 19xx ,000 7 7 7 7 - - - - -
AOTL Fuzhou 19xx ,000 14 14 14 - - - - - -
AOTL 2-TM 19xx ,000 1 - - - - - - - -
AOTL NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - 10 15 15 15 15 15
ARC cable repair ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
ARC Wulai 19xx ,000 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ARC Youzhong Class 19xx ,000 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 -
ARC Youdian 19xx ,000 3 3 4 6 4 4 3 3 3
ARL Repair / ARS Salvage ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
ARL Galati ex-Romanian 19xx ,000 1 - 1 - - - - - -
ARL Achelous ex-US 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
ARS Daozha 19xx ,000 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ARS Dadong 19xx ,000 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
ARS Dadao 19xx ,000 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ARS Ten Ting 19xx ,000 4 4 4 4 - - - - -
ARS Kansha 19xx ,000 1 1 1 - - - - - -
ARS Jin Jian Xun 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
ARS NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - 4 4 4 4 4
Submarine - AS Support / ASL Tender / ASR Rescue ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AS Dazhi 19xx ,000 1 1 1 - - - - - -
ASL Dazhou 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - -
ASR Dajiang 19xx ,000 5 5 3 3 3 2 - - -
ASR Dalang 19xx ,000 1 1 3 5 5 5 4 3 3
ASR Hudong 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
ASR NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 6 6 6
AT ocean going tug / ATA auxilary ocean tug ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AT Yan Jiu 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
AT Yung Gang 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
AT Gromovoy (Soviet) 19xx ,000 16 16 16 17 17 17 - - -
AT Roslavl (Soviet) 19xx ,000 4 4 4 4 4 4 - - -
AT Dinghai 19xx ,000 3 3 2 - - - - - -
AT Yanting 19xx ,000 3 3 3 - - - - - -
AT FT-14 (ex-trawler) 19xx ,000 3 - - - - - - - -
AT Sotoyomo [US] 19xx ,000 2 - - - - - - - -
AT "254-Design" (U.S. Army) 19xx ,000 2 - - - - - - - -
AT NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 21 21 21
ATA Hujiu 19xx ,000 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 4 -
ATA Tuzhong 19xx ,000 4 4 4 4 4 4 - - -
ATA NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 4 8 12
AWL coastal water transpor / AWT replenishment ship ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AWL Fuzhou 19xx ,000 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 4 -
AWL Leizhou 19xx ,000 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 -
AWL NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - 7 13
AWT Fulin 19xx ,000 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 4 -
AWT Fuzhou 19xx ,000 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 -
AWT NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - 7 15
AX training ship ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AX Daxin / Dakin 19xx ,000 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
IX weapons trial support ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
IX Yanxi / YenHsi 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1` -
IX Test 970 19xx ,000 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Auxiliary, Merchant Marine 32 31 33 32 32 32 32 30 30
AGG icebreaker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AGG NEWCON 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
AGG Xuelong 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
AGE research / experimental ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AGE Dahua 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
AGE Xiangyanghong 5 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
AGE Ji Di Hao 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - - -
AGOR oceanographic research ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AGOR NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - 4 4 4 13 14 21
AGOR Dong Fang Hong 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AGOR Hai 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AGOR Kexue Hao / Hai Ying 19xx ,000 - 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -
AGOR Huanghai 11 19xx ,000 1 1 1 - - - - - -
AGOR Shijian 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - -
AGOR Shuguang 04 19xx ,000 5 5 5 5 5 5 - - -
AGOR Shukuang 19xx ,000 3 - - - - - - - -
AGOR Yanlun 19xx ,000 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
AGOR Kan 19xx ,000 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
AGS hydrographic survey ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
AGS NEWCON 19xx ,000 - - - - - - 6 6 6
AGS Ganzhu / Kanzhu 19xx ,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AGS Kaiboban 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - - -
AGS King Hai 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - - -
AGS Nan Hai Class 19xx ,000 - - - - - - - - -
AGS Shuguang 01 Mod-T-43 MSO 19xx ,000 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 1
AGS Yanlai 19xx ,000 3 3 4 - - - - - -
AGS Yenlai 19xx ,000 5 5 5 5 5 5 - - -
AGS Yenlun 19xx ,000 1 - - - - - - - -
AGS Flower ex-UK 19xx ,000 1 - - - - - - - -
AGSC Kan Yang / Hace (coastal) 19xx ,000 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 -



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