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Monday, April 13, 2015

Commemorative Type 093 submarine coin reveals construction date

Type 093 construction coinThe release of 2,000 commemorative coins for China's Type 093 Shang-class nuclear-powered attack submarine accidentally revealed the starting construction date of the vessel, according to the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate.

Each coin is marked with the construction date as beginning in December 1998. The first Type 093 attack submarine was launched officially in 2003.

The People's Liberation Army Navy has several Shang-class submarines in service. Photos on the internet indicate that China may have three additional modified versions of the submarine, called the Type 093G, according to the report.

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