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Nanchang' [南昌] (101) - Type 055 (Renhai) class
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:43:36 AM »
First PLAN Type 055 Destroyer 'Nanchang' Started Sea Trials in China
August 2018 Naval News
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Based on ship spotters images from China, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) first Type 055 Destroyer 'Nanchang' (南昌, with hull number 101), sailed out for its first sea trials on 24 August, 2018. The vessel (first of the Renhai-class cruiser, its NATO designation and classification) was built at Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry Corporation (Jiangnan-Changxing) in Shanghai (a member of China State Shipbuilding Corporation CSSC).

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First ship of the class, 'Nanchang' was launched on June 28, 2017 at the Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard in Shanghai and the second one was launched in April this year at the same shipyard. Nanchang is expected to be transferred to the PLAN in 2019 provided builders and acceptance trials go smoothly.

In total, eight Type 055 destroyers (including Nanchang) are currently under construction or fitting out in China.

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Re: Nanchang' [南昌] (101) - Type 055 (Renhai) class
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 12:59:08 AM »
China shows off its new destroyer during massive display of naval power
Ryan Pickrell

Business Insider

China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao on Tuesday, showing off some new weapons systems.

During the parade, which was shrouded in fog, mist, and rain, the Chinese navy showed off the Nanchang, the first of the new generation of Type 055 destroyers.

The new destroyers are the most heavily armed of China's surface combatants, with 112 universal vertical-launch-system cells capable of firing anti-air, anti-ship, anti-submarine, and land-attack missiles.





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Re: Nanchang' [南昌] (101) - Type 055 (Renhai) class
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 04:34:51 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/93656/chinese-navy-s-first-type-055-class-destroyer-enters-service

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Chinese navy’s first Type 055-class destroyer enters service
13 January 2020

Named Nanchang (with pennant number 101), the destroyer was built at the Changxingdao shipyard near Shanghai. It displaces over 12,000 tonnes at full load, is 180 m long and has a beam of 20 m, which makes it slightly larger than the US Navy's 10,000 tonne Ticonderoga-class cruisers, which are 173 m long and have a beam of 17 m.

The principal armament of the Type 055 class centres around its vertical launch system (VLS), which comprises 64 cells forward of the bridge and 48 cells forward of the hangar. The VLS adopts the same universal silos for the missiles as the Type 052D-class destroyers and can launch HHQ-9 surface-to air-missiles, YJ-18 anti-ship missiles, Yu-8 torpedo carrying anti-submarine missiles and CJ-10 land-attack cruise missiles.

Nanchang was launched on 28 June 2017, commenced post build sea trials in late 2018 and on 23 April 2019 took part in the fleet review that marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PLAN. Thereafter, the ship underwent further sea trials and returned to Changxingdao on several occasions, probably for defect rectification and minor modifications.


Nanchang, China’s first Type 055-class destroyer, was commissioned into the PLAN in a ceremony held on 12 January at the Xiaokouzi naval base south of Qingdao. Source: Via PLA Navy’s Weibo account