Zhaoyu-Class Patrol Ship

The twelve Zhaoyu-class patrol ships currently in service with the China Coast Guard Bureau (CCGB) offer the People's Republic of China enhanced long-distance fishery enforcement capabilities and serve as potential assets for gray zone conflict. Partially based on the Type 056 Corvette, the Zhaoyu boasts a purpose-built long-distance cruising hull and propulsion system. Furthermore, the design indicates that this class was created for operations well outside of Chinese waters, including contested areas.

  • Country: People's Republic of China

  • Entered Service: NA

  • Number in Service: 12

  • Crew: 55 (EST)

  • Deployment Endurance: NA

  • Helicopters: Z-8, Z-9, Z-20

  • Armament: 30mm Norinco H/PJ17 Naval Gun

  • Max Speed: 25 Knots

  • Range: 7,500 nm

  • Propulsion: NA

  • Length: 111 M

  • Beam: 15 M

  • Displacement (Full Load): 3,470 Tons