Communist Chinese Naval Vessels Return from Tonga

The PLA naval vessels, the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) and the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu (Hull 967), ended their mission of transporting disaster relief materials to Tonga and returned to a naval port in Zhanjiang, South China’s Guangdong Province, on the morning of March 21. Upon the request of the Kingdom of Tonga for volcanic disaster relief,…

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China Commissions Two New Type 052D Destroyers

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has commissioned two new Type 052D destroyers, the Zhanjiang and the Jiaozuo, official reports revealed on Tuesday. More ships of this class have likely also recently entered naval service or are about to, said observers. After the decommissioning of the old Zhanjiang, a Type 051 destroyer with the hull number of 165, in…

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China’s two first-generation ocean-going landing ships decommissioned

July 10, 2020 – Two first-generation homemade ocean-going tank landing ships, namely the Yuntaishan and Zijinshan, were officially decommissioned from the PLA Navy on July 7. A combat support ship flotilla attached to the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command held a grand decommissioning ceremony at a military port in Zhanjiang City of China’s Guangdong Province. The navy ensigns…

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