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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

China Builds Latest ASW-Capable Corvette Warship

Type 056 corvette  HuangshiImages from Chinese state television suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned the latest in its Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette vessels.

Under the name Huangshi, the vessel was built at the Shanghai Hudong shipyard and is now the 20th in-class to be commissioned. According to HIS Jane, the ship was inducted into the PLAN’s North Sea Fleet after a ceremony at the Wiehai maritime garrison.

The type 056 Corvette vessels, which combine a stealth design with modern weapon systems and sensors, are armed with one 76 mm main naval gun, and carry two triple-torpedo launchers and four containerized anti-ship missiles.

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