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Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« on: October 13, 2016, 11:36:18 PM »
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The Type 056 (Western reporting name: Jiangdao) is a mass-produced corvette class intended for operations both close to and far away from the shore. These corvettes can be used for a number of different missions.

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   The Type 056 is suitable for “green-water” operations. Basically, its design (and particularly its draught) is small enough for shallow coastal service, but seaworthy and large enough for open sea patrols. Nevertheless, it is still not a true open sea ship.

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Despite its small size, the Type 056 packs a sizeable punch. It is a competent Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) vessel with two 324 mm torpedo tubes and landing pad, but not a hanger, for a single Z-9C helicopter. This helicopter can use radar, sonar, and anti-submarine torpedoes. Also, according to some sources, the Type 056 warship has Type 87 anti-submarine rockets. The equipping of the newer variants with towed and variable depth sonars indicates that a major role, perhaps the main role, of the Type 056 Class is anti-submarine warfare.

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Variants

Type 056A: a designation used to describe the newer and improved ships of the Type 056 class that have been equipped with towed and variable depth sonar. Production of these began late in 2013.
   Coast Guard variant: a version of the Type 056 with some superstructure changes and lacking all armament.

   P18: export model of the Type 056 with somewhat larger dimensions. Armament, however, appears to be essentially the same. The P18 itself has two different sub variants, the C13B and P18N, depending on the country. So far, four P18’s have already been exported—two to Bangladesh and two to Nigeria. Another is in production for Nigeria as well. In addition, Kazakhstan and Argentina have considered buying P18’s. The P18 has an estimated cost of $50 million.

   C13B: a sub variant of the P18 for use by the Bangladesh Navy. It carries the same equipment as the Type 056, except that it lacks the sonar and torpedo tubes. So, clearly, it is to be a simple patrol vessel with short-range anti-air capability, but with no ASW equipment. Bangladesh already operates two of this class, and another two are under construction. Unlike the P18N, the 13B is about the same size as the standard Type 056.

   P18N: termed an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), the P18N is Nigeria’s variant of the P18. It is a good deal larger at 1800 tons and 95 meters in length. Armament is almost entirely for surface-to-surface warfare. It carries a single 76 mm gun, two 30 mm guns, and two 20 mm guns. It also has both a hangar and landing pad. So far, two are in service and it is unlikely that any others will be.


The Chinese Type 056 class corvettes are mainly intended to operate in coastal waters
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Re: Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 11:37:44 PM »
China launches three more corvettes | IHS Jane's 360 - 13 October 2016
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Photographs posted on Chinese online forums show that a further three Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvettes have been launched. The latest of the vessels was launched at the Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan around 3 October and is the 39th of the class to enter the water.

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A total of 27 Jiangdao-class corvettes are currently in service with the People's Liberation Army's Navy (PLAN), according to IHS Jane's World Navies .

China has launched three more Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvettes. This photograph shows two of the corvettes at Liaonan shipyard together with Pennant Number 512, which is expected to be commissioned soon. Source: haohanfw.com

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Re: Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 02:21:03 AM »
China launches 40th Jiangdao-class corvette | IHS Jane's 360 - 01 November 2016

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Huangpu is one of four shipyards constructing the 1500-tonne Jiangdao-class corvettes at a rate of about one every six weeks.

The corvettes are armed with four YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, a 76 mm gun, two triple-barrelled lightweight torpedo launchers, and an eight-cell HQ-10 short-range surface-to-air missile launcher.

A number of the class have enhanced anti-submarine capabilities (Type 056A) with towed and variable-depth sonars, in addition to the hull-mounted sonar fitted to all of the class.

China's 40th Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvette shortly before being launched on 28 October at the Huangpu shipyard in Guangzhou. Source: fyjs.cn

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Re: Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 05:41:08 AM »
Chinese navy commissions two more Jiangdao-class corvettes | IHS Jane's 360 - 14 December 2016
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Baoding (hull number 511) and Heze (hull number 512), named respectively after the city of Baoding in Hebei Province and the city of Heze in Shandong Province, entered service with the PLAN's East Sea Fleet. Both ships had been launched in 2015.

According to IHS Jane's Fighting Ships, corvettes of this class have a full load displacement of 1,500 tonnes.

The vessels are armed with four YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, a 76 mm gun, two 30 mm cannons, two triple-barrelled lightweight torpedo launchers, and an eight-cell HQ-10 short-range launcher. The sensor suite comprises a Type 347G (LR 66) I-band fire-control radar and a bow-mounted sonar.


The PLAN commissioned Jiangdao-class corvettes Baoding (seen here) and Heze into its East Sea Fleet on 12 December. Source: Via China Military Online

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Re: Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 10:55:26 PM »
China's 34th Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN South Sea Fleet | Navy Recognition- 17 July 2017

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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) just commissioned the new Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) Hanzhong (hull number 520) during a ceremony in a South Sea Fleet naval base. Hanzhong is the thirty-fourth Type 056 Corvette delivered to the PLAN fleet and the twelveth Type 056A variant specialized in anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

The vessel is the fourth corvette of the class to be commissioned this year. It joined the PLAN's South Sea Fleet and will be based in the Southern city of Beihai, on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Hanzhong was launched at the Huangpu Shipyard on May 20, 2016. It is the 11th ship of the class built in Guangzhou. The corvette also received the honorary title of "Hero Patroler", previously carried by the Haiqing-class submarine chaser Ding'an (Type 037IS) decommissioned in June 2016.

The Type 056A ASW variant features a towed array, dedicated ASW console and might be fitted with a new ASROC type system.


Type 056A Corvette Hanzhong during the commissioning ceremony. Source: Navy Recognition
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Re: Type 056 "Jiangdao" class corvettes
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 04:57:18 AM »
Image suggests China’s 41st Type 056 corvette may have entered service | Janes - 11 June 2018


An image posted on the website of the Nanchong municipal government suggests that the 41st Type 056 corvette may have entered service with the PLAN. (Via nanchong.gov.cn)