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Hudong Class (Submarine Rescue Ship)

Tug-type salvage/rescue ship. A reported second unit of the class either never existed or had been scrapped by 1999. Since its birth, the submarine has been favored by the navies of various countries for its good concealment and powerful attack. It has developed rapidly and has performed well in all previous naval battles. However, the structure of the submarine is special, in the event of an accident, it is not as easy as an ordinary ship to escape. Relevant information from around the world shows that more than 100 submarines sank in peacetime and more than 3,000 crew members were killed. Therefore, while the world's navies attach importance to the development of new submarines, they pay great attention to the development and construction of the new submarine rescue ship.

On 11 December 1959, when the Chinese Navy's 418 boat cooperated with a frigate in a certain sea area of the East China Sea to conduct a training against a submarine attack, the 418 boat collided with the "Hengyang" ship during the floating process due to organizational error. It sank to the bottom of the sea at 37.5 meters deep. Engineering sergeant Wang Faquan was rescued from the danger, and the other crew members were all killed. This painful lesson accelerated the development and construction of the Chinese navys ocean-going salvage ship.

In 1976, Chinas first generation of large-scale ocean-going salvage vessel was launched. The life-saving ship was launched into service, which marked the deep-sea operations of the Peoples Navys rescue force. Lifesaving ability leapt to a new level.

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