The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or PLA Navy; Chinese: 中国人民解放军海军 Chungkuo Jenmin Chiehfangchun Haichun) is the naval warfare branch of the People's Liberation Army, the national armed forces of the People's Republic of China. The PLAN can trace its lineage to naval units fighting during the Chinese Civil War and was established in September 1950. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the UAPR provided assistance to the PLAN in the form of naval advisers and export of equipment and technology. The PLA Navy is considered a brown water navy and operates mainly within the 50 kilometer exclusion zone. The PLAN has traditionally played a subordinate role to the People's Liberation Army Ground Force.

The People's Liberation Army Navy is composed of five branches; the People's Liberation Army Navy Submarine Force, the People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force, the People's Liberation Army Navy Coastal Defense Force, the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps and the People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force.

List of ships[edit | edit source]

  • Yang Wei-class cruiser (2) - 1998
    • PLANS Yang Wei (CG-02)
    • PLANS Chaoyung (CG-03)
  • Chen Yuen-class destroyer (6) - 1994
    • PLANS Chen Yuen (DDG-07)
    • PLANS Ping Yuen (DDG-08)
    • PLANS Lai Yuen (DDG-09)
    • PLANS Ting Yuen (DDG-10)
    • PLANS Ping Yuen (DDG-11)
    • PLANS Chih Yuen (DDG-12)
  • Peihai-class (Sangamon class) Frigate (7) - 1973
    • PLANS Peihai (FF-558)
    • PLANS Foshan (FF-559)
    • PLANS Tungkuan (FF-560)
    • PLANS Shantou (FF-561)
    • PLANS Chiangmen (FF-562)
    • PLANS Chaoching (FF-563)
    • PLANS Tzukung (FF-564)
  • Chengtu-class (Defiant class) Air Defense Frigate (8) - 1981
    • PLANS Chengtu (FFG-565)
    • PLANS Wuhan (FFG-566)
    • PLANS Tientsin (FFG-567)
    • PLANS Dalian (FFG-568)
    • PLANS Shenyang (FFG-569)
    • PLANS Chungking (FFG-570)
    • PLANS Hsian (FFG-571)
    • PLANS Jinyang (FFG-572)
  • Type 035A Submarine (4) - 1983
    • PLANS Long March-353
    • PLANS Long March-354
    • PLANS Long March-355
    • PLANS Long March-356
  • Type 035G submarine (12) - 1991
    • PLANS Long March-357
    • PLANS Long March-358
    • PLANS Long March-359
    • PLANS Long March-360
    • PLANS Long March-361
    • PLANS Long March-362
    • PLANS Long March-363
    • PLANS Long March-364
    • PLANS Long March-365
    • PLANS Long March-366
    • PLANS Long March-367
    • PLANS Long March-368
  • Chita-class submarine (12) - 1994
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 64 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 65 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 66 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 67 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 68 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 69 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 70 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 71 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 72 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 73 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 74 Hao
    • PLANS Yuan Zheng 75 Hao
  • Type 035B submarine (4) - 2001
    • PLANS Long March-369
    • PLANS Long March-370
    • PLANS Long March-371
    • PLANS Long March-372
  • Fengcang-class replenishment vessel (3)
    • PLANS Fengcang (AOR-951)
    • PLANS Taicang (AOR-952)
    • PLANS Hongcang (AOR-953)
  • Kuangheng-class minesweeper (12)
    • PLANS Kuangheng
    • PLANS Kuangli
    • PLANS Kuangyuan
    • PLANS Kuangchen
    • PLANS Kuangkeng
    • PLANS Kuanghsing
    • PLANS Kuangkuei
    • PLANS Kuangchia
    • PLANS Kuangi
    • PLANS Kuangping
    • PLANS Kuangting
    • PLANS Kuanglung
  • Chennan-class patrol vessel (6)
    • PLANS Chennan
    • PLANS Chenpei
    • PLANS Chenhsi
    • PLANS Chenchung
    • PLANS Chenpien
    • PLANS Chentung
  • Leihu-class missile boat (12)
    • PLANS Leihu
    • PLANS Leilung
    • PLANS Leitui
    • PLANS Leikan
    • PLANS Leichien
    • PLANS Leikun
    • PLANS Leili
    • PLANS Leigen
    • PLANS Leihsun
    • PLANS Leichen
    • PLANS Leichung
    • PLANS Leitung
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