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Type 052D Luyang III destroyer commissioned in January 2019
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:13:14 AM »
PLA Navy commissions amphibious assault ship, destroyer
Andrew Tate, London - Jane's Defence Weekly
15 January 2019

https://www.janes.com/article/85723/pla-navy-commissions-amphibious-assault-ship-destroyer?from_rss=1
   
China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned its sixth Type 071 (Yuzhao)-class amphibious assault ship and another Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyer.

Although there has been no evident coverage of the commissioning in Chinese state-owned news media, photographs posted on online forums show a combined ceremony held for both warships that is said to have taken place on 12 January.

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There is also some uncertainty about the number of Type 052D destroyers now in service, as the previous confirmed commissioning ceremony took place on 22 January 2017, when the fifth ship of the class, Xining , entered service.