China commissions Type 056 corvette into South Sea Fleet
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned another Type 056 (Jiangdao)-class corvette into the service’s South Sea Fleet.
The vessel, Hanzhong (pennant number 520), was commissioned on 11 July, and was launched in July 2016.
According to Jane’s Fighting Ships , the Type 056 class displaces 1,500 tons at full load, and features an overall length of 89 m, an overall beam of 11.6 m, and a hull draught of 4.4 m.
The vessel has a top speed of 25 kt, a standard range of 3,500 n miles at 16 kt, and can accommodate a crew of 60 including 18 officers.