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CNS Type 093 (Shang)


Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine


China | 2006



"Commissioned in 2006, the Type 093 nuclear-powered attack submarine maintains an active presence in the modern Chinese fleet."



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In 2006, the Chinese Navy (Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy) began commissioning of a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine known as the Type 093 class (NATO codename of "Shang"). The class numbers six total boats and all maintain an active status in the Chinese Navy as of 2017. All of the boats were constructed at the Bohai Shipyard of Huludao and add a considerable offensive punch (as well as a regional strategic deterrent) for the Navy service.

Its design is no doubt influenced by both Soviet/Russian and Western offerings. The hull is tubular as expected and the sail is fitted well forward of midships. At the stern are planes arranged in a cruciform pattern and a single propeller unit is identified. Torpedo ports are all fitted to the bow and number 6 x 533mm / 650mm tubes. Internally there is a pressurized water nuclear reactor feeding 2 x steam turbines driving the single shaft astern. Estimated submerged speeds for the series reach 30 knots. With its nuclear powerplant, its range is essentially unlimited. Overall displacement is 7,000 tons.

The Type 093G is a designation reserved for some of the class having a slightly longer hull to make room for a Vertical Launch System (VLS) housing YJ-18 and CJ-10 cruise missile types.

The Type 093-class has been followed by the Type 094 (four boats, commissioning began in 2007) and these will be succeeded themselves by the much more advanced Type 095 boats to come online in 2020.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for CNS Type 093 (Shang).
1 x Pressurized water nuclear reactor feeding 2 x Steam turbines driving power to 1 x Shaft astern.
Propulsion
20.0 kts
23.0 mph
Surface Speed
30.0 kts
34.5 mph
Submerged Speed
Essentially Unlimited
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of CNS Type 093 (Shang).
120
Personnel
Complement
360.0 ft
109.73 meters
O/A Length
36.0 ft
10.97 meters
Beam
24.6 ft
7.50 meters
Draught
6,700
tons
Displacement
7,715
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of CNS Type 093 (Shang).
6 x 553mm / 650mm bow-mounted torpedo tubes.

Type 093G Boats add a Vertical Launch System (VLS) for VJ-18 and CJ-10 cruise missiles.
Ships-in-Class (6)
Notable series variants as part of the CNS Type 093 (Shang) family line as relating to the Type 093-class (Shang-class) group.
Type 093/093G (six total boats)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the CNS Type 093 (Shang). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of China

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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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