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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

China launches second Algerian corvette

C28A FSThe Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding company has launched the second of three C28A corvettes for the Algerian Navy, which will take delivery of the vessels later this year.

The vessel (921) was launched on February 6 from the company’s shipyard near Shanghai. The first vessel (920) was launched in August 16 last year for delivery in May 2015 and is currently being outfitted by the shipyard, a subsidiary of the China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSSC).

Algeria in March 2012 signed a contract for the three corvettes, after ordering two Meko A-200N frigates from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.

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