Nantuo 181-class tug
|Class and type:||Nantuo 181|
|Propulsion:||Marine diesel engine, 9,000 hp (6,711 kW)|
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The Nantuo 181 class tug is a class of little known naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The name of this class is after the first unit commissioned, with the exact type still remains unknown, because the only official information released by the Chinese government is that this class is a new generation of 9000-hp class sea-going rescue tug, and that a total of three of this class have been confirmed in active service as of the mid-2010s.
Nantuo 181 class series ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Tuo (拖), meaning tug in Chinese, because these ships are classified as tugboats. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.
|Nantuo 181 class||Nan-Tuo 181||Active||South Sea Fleet|
|Nantuo 181 class||Nan-Tuo 189||Active||South Sea Fleet|
|Nantuo 181 class||Bei-Tuo 721||Active||North Sea Fleet|
- "Nantuo 181 class tug". Retrieved 5 August 2015.