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Type 635 Yanlai - Ship List

Ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. 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. The second Chinese character is Ce, meaning survey in Chinese, because these ships are classified as survey ship.

Dong Biao is literally Eastern Beacon or Eastern Standard, and Beidiao means North Beacon. It is probably the case that Dong Biao 226 was later redesignated Dong-Ce 226.

The taxonomy of the various subtypes of this class is hopelessly jumbled.

Ship List
TypeNamePennant #BuilderFleet Laid
down
CommissionStatus
Type 635I Civilian / or Yanlai 635 III
635ABei-Ce
ex-Dong Biao??
943Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipyard
North Sea
Fleet
?Jan 19702016 : Active
635 III ???
635BDong-Ce 227Hudong-Zhonghua
Shipyard
East Sea
Fleet
?19722016 : Active
635CDong-Ce
ex-Dong Biao??
226Jiangxi Ruichang
Jiangzhou Shipyard
East Sea
Fleet
Oct 1977Feb 19822016 : Active
635CNan-Ce 427Jiangxi Ruichang
Jiangzhou Shipyard
South Sea
Fleet
Oct 1977Jan 19832016 : Active
Type 635II Military / Ganzhu 635 II
635IINan-Ce 420Guangzhou
Shipyard
South Sea
Fleet
Dec 1970Nov 1975????
Dong Ce 426 ??
19??
2017 : active
??? possibly Type 646 Kan Yang
Nan Ce 428 ??
19??
2017 : active
Dong Biao
K200???
??
19??
???? vaporware ???



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