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China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:12:53 AM »
China Shows Off Future Trimaran Frigate | sputnik news
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The design was modeled this week at Abu Dhabi’s IBEX expedition, and showcased many possible features for the vessel. You noted, however, that it is not necessarily an accurate representation of a ship currently being built.

PLAN’s multihull ship could be in 105 feet wide and 466-feet long, according to information displayed alongside the model. A “marine electric propulsion system” is to be given to the power plant, with a 5,000 nautical-mile range at 16 knots, and 30-day endurance at 25 knots.

The China shipbuilding spokesman explained that these numbers could differ in a production ship, with speeds likely passing 30 knots, and that the company was considering an all-MTU diesel-propulsion plant, driving three waterjets.


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other source: Defense news

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Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 01:02:10 PM »
Independence style hull.

Not surprisingly, since the PLAN does have FAC Trimarans made or designed in part by the Australians.

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Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 10:34:31 PM »
But will it break down as often as the real thing?

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Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 05:33:03 AM »
But will it break down as often as the real thing?

Was that an independence class matter? IIRC, this.class.had corrosion as its main concern. Breaking down is a Freedom class problem.


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Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 12:03:23 PM »
Nope. Gearbox and oil cooler issues. Look up the saga of Crew 204. Coronado has a crew that is set to have the longest deployment in years because replacements can't be trained. All other Independence class ships are in repair unavailability.