China commissions 23rd Type 054A frigate into East Sea Fleet
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore – IHS Jane’s Navy International
30 December 2016
- China has commissioned its 23rd Type 054A frigate
- Induction bolsters anti-surface, anti-submarine capabilities of East Sea Fleet
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned its 23rd Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigate into the service’s East Sea Fleet.
The vessel, which has been named Binzhou with pennant number 515, was inducted on 29 December in Zhoushan, in China’s Zhejiang province, according to a report carried by China Central Television (CCTV) on the same day.
According to IHS Jane’s Fighting Ships , the 3,500-tonne Jiangkai II class features an overall length of 134 m, an overall beam of 16 m, and a draught of 5 m.
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