First Type 055 Commissioned

January 12, 2020 – Nanchang, China’s first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People’s Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. The 10,000 tonne-class destroyer officially debuted at the multinational naval parade in celebration of the Chinese navy’s 70th founding anniversary on April 23, 2019. Launched on June 28,…

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Admiral Gorshkov Transits Suez Canal Enroute to China

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of ships and ships to support the Northern Fleet as part of the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Fleet Gorshkov, the multifunctional logistics ship Elbrus and the rescue tug Nikolay Chiker completed the transfer from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea through the Suez Canal. The passage of the Northern Fleet…

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Russian Ships Visit Qingdao

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the morning of October 21, a Russian naval fleet comprised of the guided missile destroyer Varyag, the anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Panteleyev and the replenishment oiler Boris Butoma, under the command of Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov, arrived at Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern China, for a five-day goodwill visit. The three visiting vessels…

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28th Chinese naval escort taskforce sets sail for Gulf of Aden

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out from a naval port in Qingdao of East China’s Shandong province on the morning of December 3, for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali coast. The taskforce, sent by the PLA Navy’s North China Sea Fleet, consists of the guided-missile frigates Yancheng and Weifang, the comprehensive supply ship Taihu…

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Chinese naval fleet departs for joint drill in Russia

A Chinese naval fleet sailed from a port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday for Russia’s Vladivostok to take part in a scheduled joint military exercise with the Russian navy. The fleet consists of missile destroyer “Shijiazhuang,” missile frigate “Daqing,” comprehensive supply ship “Dongpinghu,” and submarine rescue ship “Changdao.” The fleet is carrying ship-borne helicopters and deep submersible…

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Singapore Navy’s Port Call in Qingdao Reaffirms Singapore-China Defence Ties

August 23, 2017 – The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate, RSS Intrepid, is making a port call in Qingdao, China from 23 to 26 April 2017. Senior-Captain Li Jun, Chief of Training Division of the Staff Department, North Sea Fleet from People’s Liberation Army (Navy) [PLA(N)] welcomed Senior-Lieutenant Colonel (SLTC) Tan Bian, Deputy Commander (Navy) of the Officer…

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Public getting unusual glimpse into one of the military’s most closely guarded branches

August 24, 2017 – The public got a rare glimpse into one of the most secret branches of China’s military forces on Sunday when the People’s Liberation Army Navy released a video of the training and exercises of its nuclear submarine force. The video, called Things About the PLA Navy’s Nuclear Submarines, shows crew members taking an oath while standing…

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