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« on: January 27, 2019, 07:44:33 AM »
First PLAN Type 055 Destroyer 'Nanchang' Started Sea Trials in China
August 2018 Naval News
POSTED ON SUNDAY, 26 AUGUST 2018 12:51   
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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