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Tongling (542) - Type 053H2G frigate
« on: January 18, 2017, 08:51:06 AM »
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Re: Tongling (542) - Type 053H2G frigate
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 12:55:52 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89773/former-plan-frigate-arrives-in-sri-lanka

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Former PLAN frigate arrives in Sri Lanka
09 July 2019

A former Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G)-class frigate acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo on 8 July: a little over a month after the vessel was formally transferred to the service.

In a statement issued that same day the SLN said the refurbished 111.7 m-long and 12.4 m-wide vessel, which bears pennant number P 625, is scheduled to be commissioned "in the near future".

The ship, which has a full-load displacement of 2,286 tonnes and a crew of 110 (including 18 officers), first entered service with the PLAN in 1994 under the name Tongling (542).

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The move came only a few weeks after China agreed to provide aid worth USD14 million to Sri Lanka to procure Chinese-made counter-insurgency equipment. The funding - pledged on 14 May during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing - is intended to boost the capability of Sri Lanka's security forces, the president's media division said.


Ex-PLAN frigate Tongling, which was formally handed over to the SLN on 5 June, arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo on 8 July. Source: Sri Lanka Navy


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SLNS Parakramabahu (P625) [Tongling (542) - Type 053H2G frigate]
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 02:36:06 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90624/sri-lanka-commissions-ex-chinese-navy-frigate

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Sri Lanka commissions ex-Chinese navy frigate
23 August 2019

The vessel, which has been renamed SLNS Parakramabahu (P625), was commissioned on 22 August in Colombo in the presence of the Sri Lankan and Chinese governments and military leaders. It was previously in service with the PLAN as the Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G)-class frigate, Tongling (542).

The warship was handed over to Sri Lanka in June 2019, with the vessel arriving in Colombo the following month. It has an overall length of 111.7 m, an overall beam of 12.4 m, and displaces 2,286 tonnes at full load.

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Seemingly absent, however, are missile launcher systems, or close-in weapon system (CIWS) turrets.


Seen here is Parakramabahu before it was commissioned. Source: Sri Lanka Navy