033 Diesel-Electric Submarine 237

Qingdao Naval Museum, Qingdao, China
Monday, 19 February 2007

The PLA Naval Type 033 Class submarine was the first Chinese built submarine based on
the Soviet Romeo class submarine - a tracable development from the German Type XXI U-boat.

A total of 84 Type 033 submarines were built in China from 1962 to 1984.
Today, most of these submarines have been retired or preserved in museum
with a few remaining for training purposes.

Friday, 10 February 2012