Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 6: Navy

chinese navy

China has invested a lot of resources and efforts on scaling up its navy in terms of quality and quantity both. Need for wide scale reforms in PLA was felt after a war with Vietnam in 1979. Gulf War of 1999 and Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1995 made CPC realise the importance of having a strong navy. In 2012, Hu Jintao expressed his desire to make China a global maritime power capable of force projection anywhere in the world. CPC wants a navy which is not only capable of defending its own waters, but capable of military operations anywhere in the world, much like the US Naval fleet. Its naval expansion program is the fastest among all, covering nearly all aspects of naval warfare including aviation, submarines, surface, amphibious warfare and even overseas military bases. Collapse of USSR in 1991 allowed China to divert its resources from Army and Air Force to enable rapid strengthening of its naval forces.

As a part of its expansion and aspirational global power stature, CCP envisions its defensive lines starting far from its heartlands and major population centers. It is impossible without the aid of a “Blue Water Navy” which needs huge and sustained investments and technological improvements. To this effect, China has led on a mission to occupy and even create islands far from its own coastline. Many of these landgrabs are meant to create and solidify Chinese claims over hydrocarbon reserves, fishing and mining rights in the region.

By 2019, Chinese fleet had 335 ships compared to 296 of US Navy and this number is expected to reach 425 by 2030. China now leads the US in the number of submarines too. Compared to 63 of US, China now operates a total of 78 nuclear and diesel electric submarines. Chinese have benefited enormously from their South Korean and Japanese investments into the shipbuilding industry and used conditions wisely to emerge as very competitive shipbuilders. Between 2013 and 2020, 50+ Type-056 corvettes were commissioned into Chinese Navy. In 2014-2018 time period, 6,78,000 tons worth of ships were launched by China, which is larger than the total tonnage of many navies combined.

YEAR

FRIGATES

DESTROYERS

2014

0

2

2015

3

3

2016

4

1

2017

2

5

2018

2

3

2019

2

3

TABLE 1: Number of frigates and destroyers inducted by PLAN since 2014

Size and firepower of each successive line of ships is also increasing and they are building and inducting huge ships PLAN fleet now includes massive ships such as Type-908 Fusu class replenishment ship weighing 37,000 tons, Shandong aircraft carrier weighing 70,000 t and Type 055 Renhai class destroyer/cruiser weighing 13,000 t. That’s not counting 2 aircraft carriers in service and the third one under construction.

All these numbers are very impressive on paper, yet China still has a long way to go before it can hope to match the US Navy or even take successful unilateral military operations overseas. For example, most of Chinese nuclear submarines apart from the newest ones are quite noisy and technically inferior to American, Russian and even most of Japanese and European boats. They do have 2 aircraft carriers with another larger one under construction, but their airwing is plagued by numerous issues like low reliability, low payload and lack of experience.

Also when doing a simple analysis by numbers, people often just focus on numbers while ignoring other important factors such as tonnage, loadout, manpower and support infrastructure. For example, PLAN has roughly 62 Type 056 Jiangdao class corvette weighing 1500 t which are good enough for intimidating most of the weaker navies like those of Philippines, Malaysia etc. But they’re not of much threat to stronger navies like Japan and USA. PLAN fleet will find it difficult to fight even a cash strapped Indian navy in most of Indian Ocean region. This however is expected to change in next 9-12 years with production and induction of better ships and operational experience.

Naval Structure

Chinese Navy is divided into three major fleets named after their geographical area of responsibility and the Theater Command they belong to, namely Eastern (Donghai fleet), Northern (Beihai fleet) and Southern (Nanhai fleet). Central and Western TCs don’t have any naval fleets. PLAN has following branches:

  • Surface Force
  • Submarine Force
  • Coastal Defence Force
  • Air Force
  • Marine Corps

Chinese Coast Guard is the paramilitary maritime service which provides a complementary service to the navy.

Each of these three fleets commands support bases, flotillas, maritime garrison commands, marine brigades and aviation divisions. Surface ships are organised into flotillas of destroyers, missile boats, landing ships, maritime garrison commands and support ships. Marine corps as mentioned earlier are organised into Marine Brigades. Coastal defence forces mostly consist of shore based anti-ship missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and artillery organised in regiments. Submarine forces are organised in submarine bases and flotillas. PLAN aviation assets still follow the divisional structure unlike PLAAF which uses Brigade structure for its combat aircraft and Divisions only for transport and special purpose aircraft.

There are eight training institutions:

  • Dalian Naval Academy,
  • Naval Command College
  • Naval Flying College
  • Naval Engineering University
  • Naval Aeronautical Engineering College
  • Naval Submarine College
  • Naval Arms Command College
  • Bengbu Naval School for Non-commissioned Officers.

Ship Naming and Numbering Scheme

SHIP

NUMBERING

NAMES

Aircraft Carriers

1X

Provinces

Destroyers

1XX

Big cities

Frigates

5XX

Cities

Minesweepers

8XX

Small counties, places

Small combat ships

6XX, 7XX

Small counties, places

Auxiliary ships

8XX, 9XX

Individual names

Auxiliary ships not attached to fleets

3 digit pennant number preceded by 2 Chinese characters

No names

Landing ships

9xx

Shina (Mountain)

Patrol boats

4 digit pennant number

No name

Fleet replenishment ships

Hu (Lake)

Nuclear submarines

Ordinal number + Pennant number

Changzeng (Long Marchl)

Diesel submarines

Ordinal number + Pennant number

Changcheng (Great Wall)

Submarine depot, repair & rescue and hospital ships

Dao (island)

Reconnaissance ships

Xing (Star)

Oceanographic & Testing ships

Chinese scientists plus Haiyang (Ocean) and a number

Training ships

Military and historical figures

TABLE:2 Numbering & Naming Schemes for PLAN

Coast Guard vessels only have designations and no ship names.

East Sea Fleet

AOR: East China Sea

HQ: Ningbo, Zhejiang Province

Most of this naval fleet is concentrated around Shanghai and Hangzhou bay and its primary role is to support amphibious invasion of Taiwan, area domination and coastal defence in the area. Its meant to defend Chinese territories from Lianyungang to Dongshan. Taiwan still controls a few islands barely a few km from mainland China and this fleet was involved in multiple small skirmishes with the island nation.

Unlike the other two fleets, it doesn’t have any known nuclear submarines and has a large fleet of diesel electric submarines instead. It also has 14 landing and supply ships along with 40+ small missile boats which are meant to aid an invasion across Taiwan Strait.

IMAGE 1: Type 054A Jiangkai II class frigate. Credit: Chinese Military Review

LOCATION

SHIPS

LAT

LONG

REMARKS

Ningbo

30° 0’7.80″N

122° 6’40.08″E

Eastern Fleet HQ

Zhoushan

Type 052C destroyer

054A Frigates

056 Corvettes

30° 0’43.92″N

122° 4’3.35″E

Shanghai

31°18’29.52″N

121°33’14.40″E

Fujian

26°36’52.75″N

119°40’58.40″E

Ningbao

Type 039 Song class submarines

29°53’53.70″N

121°57’56.89″E

Xizhou

Kilo Submarines

29°32’14.89″N

121°46’13.00″E

Xiangshan

29°31’38.95″N

121°41’14.94″E

Repair yard with tunnels

TABLE 3: List of Eastern Theater Command Naval Bases

TYPE

DISPLACEMENT

PENNANT

NAME

LAUNCH DATE

CORVETTES: 25

Type 056 Jiangdao class corvette

1500 t

582

Bengbu

2013

583

Shangrao

2013

586

Ji’an

2014

587

Jieyang

2014

588

Quanzhou

2014

595

Chaozhou

2014

503

Suzhou

2015

509

Huaian

2016

512

Heze

2016

511

Baoding

2016

510

Ningde

2016

Type 056A Jiangdao class corvette

1500 t

593

Sanmenxia

2014

594

Zhuzou

2014

507

Tongren

2016

513

Ezhou

2017

518

Yiwu

2017

535

Xuancheng

2017

556

Yichun

2017

554

Deyang

2018

610

Shuozhou

2019

611

Luan

2020

608

Liaocheng

2020

616

Taian

2020

617

Jingdezhen

2020

615

Xiaogan

2020

LANDING SHIPS: 14

Type 072A Yuting III class landing ship

4800 t

913

Baxian Shan

2003

981

Dabie Shan

2015

916

Tianmu Shan

2016

Type 072III Yuting II class landing ship

934

Danxia Shan

1995

935

Xuefeng Shan

1995

936

Haiyang Shan

1996

937

Qingcheng Shan

1996

939

Putuo Shan

2000

940

Tiantai Shan

2002

Type 072II Yuting class landing ship

4170 t

930

Lingyan Shan

Type 071 Yuzhao class amphibious transport dock

25000 t

988

Yimen Shan

2016

980

Longhu Shan

2018

986

Siming Shan

2020

Type 075 Yushen class landing helicopter dock

40,000 t

2021

DESTROYERS: 12

Type 052D Luyang III class destroyer

7500 t

154

Xiamen

2017

155

Nanjing

2018

131

Taiyuan

2018

156

Zibo

2020

Type 052C Luyang II class destroyer

7500 t

150

Changchun

2013

151

Zhengzhou

2013

152

Jinan

2014

153

Xi’an

2015

Sovremenny-class destroyer

7900 t

136

Hangzhou

1999

137

Fuzhou

2000

138

Taizhou

2006

139

Ningbo

2006

FRIGATES: 20

Type 054A Jiangkai II class frigate

4200 t

530

Xuzhou

2008

529

Zhoushan

2008

548

Yiyang

2010

549

Changzhou

2011

577

Huanggang

2015

578

Yangzhou

2015

532

Jingzhou

2016

531

Xiangtan

2016

515

Binzhou

2016

599

Anyang

2018

601

Nantong

2019

Type 054 Jiangkai I class frigate

3900 t

525

Ma’anshan

2005

526

Wenzhou

2005

Type 053H3 Jiangwei II class frigate

2400 t

524

Sanming

2000

567

Xiangyang

2002

566

Huaihua

2002

Type 053H1G Jianghu class frigate

2000 t

558

Beihai

1993

560

Dongguan

1993

561

Shantou

1993

559

Foshan

1994

REPLENISHMENT SHIPS: 3

Type 903 Fuchi I class replenishment ship

25000 t

886

Qiandao Lake

2004

890

Chao Lake

2013

966

Gaoyao Lake

2016

MINESWEEPERS: 2

Type 081 Wochi class mine countermeasure vessel

805

Zhangjiagang

2007

810

Jingjiang

2007

SUBMARINES: Diesel 12-18

Kilo class diesel

2300 t

364

365

366

367

Type 039 Song class diesel

2250 t

320

321

322

MISSILE BOATS: 40-48

TABLE 4: List of naval vessels with Eastern Theater Command Navy

North Sea Fleet

AOR: Bohai Bay, Yellow Sea

HQ: Qingdao, Shandong Province

The North Sea Fleet was primarily meant against Soviet Union, but now its primary focus is Japan and defence of north and north-east China including Beijing and industrial areas of Tianjin, Jilin and Shenyang.. It was the Chinese first fleet to induct an aircraft carrier Liaoning. It also has a strong submarine fleet consisting of SSBNs, SSNs and conventional diesel electric boats.

IMAGE 2: Liaoning aircraft carrier. Credit: SouthFront.org

LOCATION

SHIPS

LAT

LONG

REMARKS

Jianggezhuang

Type-092, 091 Nuclear submarines

36° 6’28.78″N

120°35’4.26″E

Huludao

Type-093 Nuclear submarines

40°42’54.04″N

120°59’42.76″E

Lushun

38°48’16.79″N

121°14’52.92″E

Qingdao

36° 5’53.36″N

120°18’59.97″E

Xiaopingdao

Type-094 SSBN

Type 041 SSK

38°49’3.30″N

121°29’38.26″E

Used for training and missile testing

TABLE 5: List of Eastern Theater Command Naval Bases

TYPE

DISPLACEMENT

PENNANT

NAME

LAUNCH DATE

AIRCRAFT CARRIER: 1

Type 001 aircraft carrier

67,500 t

16

Liaoning

2012

CORVETTES: 15

Type 056 Jiangdao class corvette

1500 t

580

Datong

2013

581

Yingkou

2013

590

Weihai

2014

591

Fushun

2014

501

Xinyang

2015

502

Huangshi

2015

505

Qinhuangdao

2015

540

Wuhai

2018

541

Zhangye

2018

603

Dingzhou

2019

605

Zhangjiakou

2020

604

Mudanjiang

2020

600

Songyuan

2020

602

Pingdingshan

2020

606

Dongying

2020

LANDING SHIPS: 5

Type 072A Yuting III class landing ship

4800 t

911

Tianzhu Shan

2003

912

Daqing Shan

2003

Type 072III Yuting II class landing ship

908

Yandang Shan

1997

909

Jiuhua Shan

2000

910

Huanggang Shan

2001

DESTROYERS: 11

Type 055 Renhai class destroyer/cruiser

13,000+ t

101

Nanchang

2020

Type 052D Luyang III class destroyer

7500 t

117

Xining

2017

118

Urumqi

2018

119

Guiyang

2019

120

Chengdu

2019

121

Qiqihar

2020

122

Tangshan

2020

Type 051C Luzhou class destroyer

7100 t

115

Shenyang

2006

116

Shijiazhuang

2007

Type 052 Luhu class destroyer

4,800 t

112

Harbin

1994

113

Qingdao

1996

FRIGATES: 11

Type 054A Jiangkai II class frigate

4200 t

538

Yantai

2011

546

Yancheng

2012

547

Linyi

2012

550

Weifang

2013

576

Daqing

2015

579

Handan

2015

539

Wuhu

2017

598

Rizhao

2018

542

Zaozhuang

2019

Type 053H3 Jiangwei II class frigate

2400 t

564

Yichang

1999

565

Huludao

2000

REPLENISHMENT SHIP: 3

Type 903A Fuchi II class replenishment ship

25,000 t

889

Tai Lake

2013

960

Dongping Lake

2015

968

Kekexili Lake

2019

MINESWEEPERS: 8

Type 081A Wochi class mine countermeasure vessel

805

Zhangjiagang

2007

810

Jingjiang

2007

845

Qingzhou

2014

846

Yucheng

2014

847

Renhuai

2014

848

Xuanwei

2014

849

Wudi

2019

831

2019

SUBMARINES

Nuclear: 3-4 Attack

Diesel: 12-15

Type 091 Han Class SSN

5500 t

403

ChangZheng 3

1984

404

ChangZheng 4

1988

405

ChangZheng 5

1991

Type 092 Xia Class SSBN

8000 t

406

ChangZheng 6

1987

Type 093 Shang Class SSBN

7000 t

Type 035 Ming Class diesel

2100 t

MISSILE BOATS: 17-20

TABLE 6: List of Northern Theater Command Naval Bases

South Sea Fleet

AOR:South China Sea

HQ: Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province.

Southern sea has been involved in a number of island grabbing and intimidation missions in South China sea and has even attacked naval ships of other nations in the process. Ships belonging to this fleet attacked Vietnamese in Parcel Islands in 1974 and 1988 as part of land grabbing by force. Since then, this fleet has been used to lay claim to territories closer to and claimed by other neighbouring nations like Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia like Spratly Islands. Its operational area starts from Dongshan to the Gulf of Tonkin.

IMAGE 4: Type 903 Weishan Lake Fuchi 1 class replenishment ship. Credit: SinoDefenceForum

LOCATION

SHIPS

LAT

LONG

REMARKS

Zhanjiang

HQ

21°10’N 110°24’E

110°24’54.35″E

HQ

Haikou

20° 1’23.37″N

110°16’35.66″E

Yulin

Submarine

18°12’41.70″N

109°41’15.97″E

Submarine base with tunnels, capacity upto 20.

Type-094

Xiachuan

Type-035 Ming submarines

21°35’45.64″N

112°33’3.40″E

Submarine base with tunnesl

Shantou

23°20’41.84″N

116°40’41.91″E

Mawei

Beihai

21°29’0.91″N

109° 4’51.67″E

Shipuzhen

Type-22 Missile boats

29°10’36.49″N

121°56’58.40″E

Hainan

Type-093 Nuclear submarines

TABLE 7: List of Southern Theater Command Naval Bases

TYPE

DISPLACEMENT

PENNANT

NAME

LAUNCH DATE

AIRCRAFT CARRIER : 1

Type 002 aircraft carrier

70,000 t

17

Shandong

2019

CORVETTES: 22

Type 056 Jiangdao class corvette

1500 t

584

Meizhou

2013

585

Baise

2013

592

Luzhou

2014

589

Qingyuan

2014

504

Suqian

2015

506

Jingmen

2016

508

Qujing

2016

514

Liupanshui

2017

520

Hanzhong

2017

552

Guangyuan

2017

551

Suining

2017

557

Nanchong

2018

625

Bazhong

2019

626

Wuzhou

2019

623

Wenshan

2019

621

Panzhihua

2020

620

Ganzhou

2020

627

Enshi

2020

628

Yongzhou

2020

622

Guangan

2020

624

Suizhou

2020

629

Tongling

2020

DESTROYER: 10

Type 052D Luyang III class destroyer

7500 t

172

Kunming

2014

173

Changsha

2015

174

Hefei

2015

175

Yinchuan

2016

161

Hohhot

2019

170

Lanzhou

2004

171

Haikou

2005

168

Guangzhou

2004

169

Wuhan

2004

167

Shenzhen

1999

AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT DOCKS: 5

Type 071 Yuzhao class amphibious transport dock

25,000 t

998

Kunlun Shan

2007

999

Jinggang Shan

2011

989

Changbai Shan

2012

987

Wuzhi Shan

2019

985

Qilian Shan

2020

LANDING SHIPS: 10

Type 072A Yuting III class landing ship

4800 t

992

Huading Shan

2003

993

Luoxiao Shan

2004

994

Daiyun Shan

2004

995

Wanyang Shan

2004

996

Laotie Shan

2005

997

Lühua Shan

2004

Type 072III Yuting II class landing ship

4800 t

991

Emei Shan

1992

Type 072II Yuting class landing ship

4,170 t

931

Dongting Shan

932

Helan Shan

933

Liupan Shan

1995

FRIGATES: 15

Type 054A Jiangkai II class frigate

4200 t

570

Huangshan

2008

568

Hengyang

2008

571

Yuncheng

2010

569

Yulin

2010

572

Hengshui

2012

573

Liuzhou

2012

575

Yueyang

2013

574

Sanya

2013

536

Xuchang

2017

500

Xianning

2018

Type 053H3 Jiangwei II class frigate

2400 t

527

Luoyang

2005

528

Mianyang

2005

Type 053H1 Jianghu class frigate

2000 t

543

Dandong

1985

553

Shaoguan

1985

555

Zhaotong

1987

REPLENISHMENT SHIPS: 8

Type 904B Dayun class general stores issue ship

15,000 t

962

Lugu Lake

2015

961

Junshan Lake

2015

Type 904A Dayun class general stores issue ship

15,000 t

888

Fuxian Lake

2007

Type 904 Dayun class general stores issue ship

11,000 t

883

Dongting Lake

1992

Type 903 Fuchi I class replenishment ship

25,000 t

887

Weishan Lake

2004

Type 903A Fuchi II class replenishment ship

25,000 t

963

Hong Lake

2016

964

Luoma Lake

2016

Type 908 Fusu class replenishment ship

37,000 t

885

Qinghai Lake

1999

HOSPITAL SHIPS: 3

Anshen-class

4000 t

12

Nanyi-12

2020

13

Nanyi-13

2020

Type 920 Anwei-class hospital ship

14,000 t

866

Daishan Dao

2007

MINE SWEEPERS: 6

Type 081 Wochi class mine countermeasure vessel

839

Liuyang

2006

840

Luxi

2006

Type 081A Wochi class mine countermeasure vessel

841

Xiaoyi

2012

842

Taishan

2012

843

Changshu

2012

844

Heshan

2012

SUBMARINES

Nuclear: 3-4 SSBN, 2 Attack

Diesel: 12-15

Type 035 Ming Class diesel

2100 t

MISSILE BOATS: 20-25

TABLE 8: List of Southern Theater Command Naval Bases

HONG KONG GARRISON

TYPE

DISPLACEMENT

NUMBER

NAME

LAUNCH DATE

MISSILE BOAT

Type 037II Houjian class missile boat

520 t

770

Yangjiang

1991

771

Shunde

1995

772

Nanhai

1995

773

Panyu

1995

774

Lianjiang

1999

775

Xinhui

1999

CORVETTE

Type 056 Jiangdao class corvette

1,500 t

596

Huizhou

2013

597

Qinzhou

2013

TABLE 9: Ships belonging to Hong Kong Garrison, part of Southern TC

TYPE

DISPLACEMENT

NUMBER

NAME

LAUNCH DATE

TRAINING SHIPS

Type 679 Daxin class training ship

5500 t

81

Zheng He

1986

Type 0891A Dashi class training ship

9700 t

82

Shichang

1997

Type 680 Dadu class training ship

9000 t

83

Qi Jiguang

2017

TABLE 10: Ships belonging to Dailan Naval Academy

PLA Naval Air Force

Chinese naval aviation wing has changed its role from air cover to naval ships to a proper offensive branch. It operates 650-700 aircraft and has a strength of around 25,000 personnel. Some of the more advanced aircraft in service include Su-30MKK, J-11 and J-15 fighter jets, Z-9, Z-18 utility helicopters and Y-7 transports in addition to various others such as JH-7, Ka-27, JL-9, J-6, Y-5 and a few others. Chinese naval aviation will receive a major upgrade with commissioning of 3rd aircraft carrier in 2023 or later which will most likely join Eastern Fleet.

JH-7 taking off
IMAGE 3: JH-7 taking off. Credit Ministry of National Defence, PRC

LOCATION

UNITS

AIRCRAFT

SERIAL

PARENT UNIT

TC

LAT

LONG

Wangcun

2nd Air Regiment

JL-8

82x0x

Navy HQ

36°14’25.11″N

113° 7’24.89″E

?? Air Regiment

Y-7, HYJ-7, Y-8

9xx0

Navy HQ

Maintenance Factory

CJ-6, Y-5

Navy HQ

Huangdicun

Carrier Air Wing

J-15, Z-9D, Z-18, Z-18F, Z-18YJ

Navy HQ

40°29’38.16″N

120°39’19.17″E

3rd Air Regiment

JL-9A

Naval Aviation Univ

Navy HQ

Huludao

1st Air Regiment

CJ-6A

81x0x

Naval Aviation Univ

Navy HQ

40°44’54.30″N

120°52’48.65″E

Jiyuan

1st Air Regiment

JL-8

83x0x

Training, Navy HQ

Navy HQ

35° 7’11.15″N

112°35’51.37″E

Liangxiangzhen

2nd Independent Regiment

Y-7-100, Y-7G, Y-8CH, CRJ200ER ,CRJ700

9xx2, B-4xxx(CRJ)

Navy HQ

39°45’25.75″N

116° 7’37.03″E

Suizhong

3rd Air Regiment

JH-7, JL-10H

88x0x

Training, Naval HQ

Navy HQ

40°17’34.69″N

120°21’30.51″E

Xingtai

5th Air Regiment

Y-5

85x0x

Navy Aviation University, Navy HQ

Navy HQ

36°52’54.07″N

114°25’41.54″E

Xingcheng

4th Air Regiment

Y-5

84x0x

Navy Aviation University

Navy HQ

40°34’40.77″N

120°41’21.07″E

Unidentified

Z-9C

9xx0

Navy HQ

Navy HQ

Unidentified

Z-8CJ, Z-9C, Z-18

Z-9C, Z-18

Navy HQ

Navy HQ

Zhucheng

Marine Aviation Brigade

Z-8C

PLAN Marine Corps, Navy HQ

Navy HQ

36° 2’0.99″N

119°26’26.23″E

Benniu

17th Air Regiment

H-6G, H-6DU

81x1x

6th Division

Eastern

31°55’11.72″N

119°46’3.65″E

5th Independent Regiment

H-6J

5x

6th Division

Eastern

Dachang

1st Air Regiment

KJ-500H

81x1x

1st Division

Eastern

31°18’43.44″N

121°24’56.43″E

2nd Air Regiment

Y-8Q

82x1x

Eastern

Feidong

10th NA Brigade

Su-30MKK

81x4x

Eastern

31°54’40.75″N

117°39’43.33″E

J-11BH, J-11BSH

Navy HQ

Navy HQ

Luqiao

Recon. Regiment

BZK-005 UAV

Eastern

28°34’7.62″N

121°25’42.74″E

10th NA Brigade

Su-30MKK

81x4x

Eastern

12th NA Brigade

J-10AH, J-10SH

83x4x

Eastern

Zhuangqiao

11th Air Regiment

Mi-8, Ka-27PS, Ka-28, Ka-31, Z-9D

9xx4

4th Division

Eastern

29°55’26.13″N

121°34’2.16″E

16th Air Regiment

JH-7

81x6x

6th Division

Eastern

Dalian

6th Air Regiment

Y-8C, Y-8JB, Y-8Q, Y-9JZ

9xx1

2nd Div

Northern

38°54’32.59″N

121°14’36.16″E

Jiaozhou

15th Air Regiment

J-8FH, J-8FR, JL-9

83x5x

5th Division

Northern

36°20’6.52″N

120° 1’16.62″E

Laiyang

4th Air Regiment

KJ-500H, Y-8J, Y-8X, KJ-200

9xx1

2nd Division

Northern

36°57’43.10″N

120°35’42.82″E

Qingdao

5th Air Regiment

Z-8JH, Z-9C, Z-9D

9xx6

2nd Division

Northern

36° 9’41.33″N

120°23’28.34″E

Shanhaiguan

2nd Air Regiment

JL-9H

81x7x

Training, Navy HQ

Navy HQ

39°57’51.13″N

119°43’9.56″E

13th Air Regiment

JH-7A

82x7x

5th Division

Northern

Unidentified

Y-8Q, KJ-200, KJ-500H, Y-9JZ

Yantai

14th Naval Aviation Brigade

JH-7A

82x5x

Northern TC NA

Northern

37°23’55.09″N

121°22’6.19″E

Guiping

23rd Air Regiment

H-6DU, H-6G

81x2x

8th Division

Southern

23°19’53.67″N

110° 0’37.31″E

1st Independent Regiment

H-6J

9xx1

Southern

Jialaishi

22nd Air Regiment

J-11BH, J-11BSH

81x8x

8th Division

Southern

19°41’35.82″N

109°43’42.48″E

24th Air Regiment

J-11BH, J-11BSH

83x8x

Southern

Ledong

27th Air Regiment

JH-7A, JJ-7A

83x9x

9th Div

Southern

18°41’21.76″N

109° 9’37.66″E

Lingshui

Unidentified

EA-03, BZK-005 UAVs

Southern

18°29’18.80″N

109°59’25.24″E

3rd Division

Y-7G, KJ-500H, Y-9JZ

81x3x

Southern

Y-8Q

82x3x

Southern

Yonghsu Dao

Southern TC NA

Southern

9°32’59.32″N

112°53’12.12″E

Yongxing Dao

25th Air Regiment

J-11BH, J-11BSH

81x9x

Southern TC NA

Southern

16°49’56.67″N

112°20’34.53″E

Yongzhou

Special Missions Regiment

KJ-500H, Y-8Q, Y-9JZ

9th Division? Southern TC NA

Southern

26°19’50.11″N

111°36’44.67″E

Qionghai

Y-8Q

Southern TC NA

Southern

19° 8’29.94″N

110°27’19.62″E

Yulin

26th Air Regiment

Y-7G, Z-8, Z-8J, Z-8S, Z-9C, Z-9D

9xx7

9th Division

Southern

18°17’5.20″N

109°27’53.80″E

Meiji Jiao

Unidentified

9°55’22.40″N

115°30’25.89″E

Yanliang

China Coast Guard

MA60H

B-xxxx

State Oceanic Administration

SOA

34°38’26.40″N

109°13’54.69″E

Zhoushan

China Marine Surveillance

Y-12F, H425, MA60H, AC-313

State Oceanic Administration

SOA

29°56’0.24″N

122°21’33.84″E

Zhubi Dao

Unknown

10°56’4.18″N

114° 4’39.72″E

TABLE 11: PLA Naval Aviation Wings

Other Naval Locations of Interest

FACILITY

LAT

LONG

Xizhou Demagnetisation facility

29°31’15.92″N

121°40’33.35″E

Hainan Demagnetisation facility

18°11’18.13″N

109°41’28.88″E

Shipuzhen tunnel 1

29°11’3.17″N

121°56’36.32″E

Shipuzhen tunnel 2

29°11’4.80″N

121°56’16.94″E

Daishan tunnel 1

30°15’40.03″N

122°19’2.20″E

Daishan tunnel 2

30°15’26.76″N

122°18’59.70″E

Yalin tunnel 1

18°15’42.37″N

109°43’41.68″E

Yalin tunnel 2

18°15’32.56″N

109°43’27.89″E

Baili tunnel 1

21°59’38.05″N

113°44’33.00″E

Baili tunnel 2

21°59’37.48″N

113°44’48.92″E

Jianggezhuang cave 1

36° 6’20.06″N

120°35’2.60″E

TABLE 12: PLA Naval Aviation Wings

Some Important Shipyards

SHIPYARDS

LAT

LONG

REMARKS

Jiangnan

31°20’54.80″N

121°44’48.06″E

Aircraft carrier, Type-055, 52 destroyers, Typ-0726 hovercraft

Huludao

40°42’42.38″N

120°59’46.11″E

Type 093 submarines

Qingdao

36° 4’20.89″N

120°18’19.93″E

??

Changzhou

31°58’55.04″N

119°55’49.11″E

Type-928D deployed on Pangong Lake

Bohai

40°42’52.22″N

121° 1’42.08″E

Type-093B submarine

??

29°46’1.07″N

116°14’33.16″E

Copy of US Sea hunter unmanned ship http://www.hisutton.com/Chinese-Navy-Sea-Hunter-USV.html

Wuchang

30°32’4.87″N

114°17’8.71″E

Mini submarines, warships

TABLE 13: Shipyards manufacturing naval ships

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