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Type 632 Fulin Class (Coastal Tanker)

The total number of reported units [nearly 40] is not in-consistent with the 30 units usually attributed to this construction program. Possibly some units were moved between fleets and redesignated, or some other combination of the usual litany of pathetic excuses as to why such un-important and poorly attested programs manifest such loose ends. English language and Chinese WikiPedia are in perfect disagreement on unit listing [in the following list the English language source units are reported as "EN", and the Chinese units are "CN", just to keep the apples and oranges separate]. The English language wiki reports 14 units active as of 2019.

The 2015 ONI "China PeopleS Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) And Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) 2015 Recognition And Identification Guide" reported 8 active FULIN I units [Bei You 555, 560, 563, 570, 573, 589, and Dong You 626, 629] and 4 active FULIN II units [Dong Shui 628, 643, 644, Nan Shui 938]. Of these, five units [Bei You 555, 560, 563, 570, and Dong Shui 628] were not otherwise attested in wiki sources. While the 2018 ONI Guide reported "All FULIN and FUZHOU Oil and Water tankers are believed to the decommissioned by ICOD" [Information Cut Off Date].

The provenance of both the Chinese and English langugage wiki entries is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. In conspicuous violation of wiki.rules prohibiting "original research" neither article provides footnotes of note. There is no such "scholarly apparatus" on the Chinese entry, and one of the two English language footnotes provides nothing beyond "fact-of". It seems probably that both entries were prepared by individuals with direct knowledge of the topic at hand.

Type 632 tankers in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is You, meaning oil in Chinese, or Shui, meaning water, because these ships are classified either as oil and water tankers. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan) for South Sea Fleet. Thus, Dongyou = East Oil, Nanyou, South Oil, et. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.

Pennant #BuilderFleetBuilt Status
1Bei-Shui 572Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
2Bei-You 400Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
3Bei You 555Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
4Bei You 560Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
5Bei-You 562Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
6Bei You 563Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
7Bei You 570Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
8Beiyou 573Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
9Beiyou 582Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
10Beiyou 583Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
11Beiyou 589Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
12Dong Shui 628Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
North
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
13Dong-Shui 643Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
14Dong-Shui 644Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
15Dongyou 607Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
16Dongyou 609Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
17Dongyou 623Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
18Dongyou 626Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762017: active EN
19Dongyou 628Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
20Dongyou 629Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762017: active EN
21Dong-You 632Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
22Dong-You 634Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
23Dong-You 635Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
24Dong-You 638Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
25Dong-You 639Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
26Dong-You 640Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
27Dong-You 642Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
East
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
28Nanyou 922Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
29Nanyou 923Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
30Nanyou 924Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive CN
31Nan-Shui 938Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762017: active EN
32Nan-Shui 970Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
33Nan-You 961Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
34Nan-You 962Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
35Nan-You 963Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
36Nan-You 968Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
37Nan-You 969Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: inactive EN
38Nan-You 971Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI
39Nan-You 972Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipbuilding
South
Sea Fleet
1972-762015: active ONI



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