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Ships are working at full capacity: a new Type 055 destroyer was launched in China

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May30,2024

Ships are working at full capacity: a new Type 055 destroyer was launched in China

The Chinese shipbuilding company Dalian Shipbuilding completed the construction of the tenth Type 055 destroyer and immediately laid the keel new ship At the same time, another destroyer is being created at the shipyard — Type 052D.

The Chinese shipbuilding company Dalian Shipbuilding has successfully launched the new tenth Type 055 large destroyer and started the construction of another hull, reports Naval News.

In parallel, another Type 052D destroyer is laid in the shipyard, — this is evidenced by the size of the new modules — 18 and 20 meters respectively.

Manufacturing facilities

Dalian is one of the two main naval shipyards, along with the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, where all the latest guided missile destroyers are built for the Narodno – the Chinese Liberation Army (PLA). The latest construction of new warships for Dalian is being done at a subsidiary shipyard, commonly called Dagushan.

Observers say this development may indicate that Dalian Shipbuilding is trying to free up more production capacity for commercial construction.

Ships are working at full capacity: in China they launched water new Type 055 destroyer /></p>
<p> Satellite image of Dalian Shipyard. Two objects are specified — Type 055 and Type 052D </p>
<h3>What is known about Type 055 destroyers</h3>
<p>The new Type 055 destroyer, built at the Dalian Shipyard, is currently docked at the shipyard's main facilities, which were previously used to modernize the Liaoning aircraft carrier. This is the second hull recently launched, the first being launched by Jiangnan in late 2023. Due to its size and capabilities, the Type 055 is sometimes classified by US officials as a missile cruiser.</p>
<p>At 180 meters long and 20 meters wide, the Type 055 ship has a displacement of around 13,000 tons when fully loaded. It is equipped with 112 Universal Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells that can host HQ-9 long-range anti-aircraft missiles and YJ-18 anti-ship missiles.</p>
<p>Official footage released in April 2022 shows that the type can also use the YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile. American reports claim that the Type 055 may be equipped with an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASB) in the near future.</p>
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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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