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Rizhao (598) - Type 054A (Jiangkai II) Class Frigate
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:16:20 AM »
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
A new guided-missile stealth frigate has reportedly entered service with the North Sea Fleet.

By Franz-Stefan Gady
January 16, 2018
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has reportedly inducted a new 4,000-ton Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigate into service on January 12, according to China Military Online.

The commissioning ceremony of the new Jiangkai II-class warship, christened Rizhao (with pennant number 598), took place at a naval shipyard in China’s Liaoning Province. (The PLANs first domestically designed and developed aircraft carrier, the Type 001A (CV-17) Shandong, was launched in April 2017 at the same shipyard in April 2017.)

The new frigate, reportedly the 26th ship of the class to enter service with the PLAN, was built at the Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard in Guangdong Province. (Other ships of the class are built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, where the 29th Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigate was launched in December 2017.)

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