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Chinese sonar trials ship Beidiao 993

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Name  Beidiao 993
Weight  2,300 tons
Commissioned  December 2000
Draft  3.8 m
Builder  Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding Company, China
Status  in active service, as of 2014
Displacement  2,300 t (2,300 long tons; 2,500 short tons)
Length  86.40 m (283 ft 6 in) o/a 81.50 m (267 ft 5 in) w/l

Beidiao 993 (Chinese: 北调 993) is an experimental ship chartered by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and operated by the 760th Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). Beidiao 993 is specifically designed to carry out experiments of acoustic equipment, such as sonar, and its crew is often composed both naval and civilian staff. Constructed by the Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding Company (同方江新造船有限公司) in Jiangxi, trials begun in December 2000 in Dalian and the ship entered service in the same month. The name Beidiao means North (Sea Fleet) Investigation (Ship).

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Chinese sonar trials ship Beidiao 993 Wikipedia


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