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China's 28th & 29th Type 056 Corvettes (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN East Sea Fleet.

| 2016
Naval Forces News - China
China's 28th & 29th Type 056 Corvettes (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN East Sea Fleet
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new Boading (hull number 511) and Heze (hull number 512) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly at the Lianyungang Naval Base (located North of Shanghai). The event means that both vessels are officially commissioned to the PLAN. Boading and Heze are respectively the twenty-eigth and twenty-ninth Type 056 Corvettes (Jiangdao class) in the PLAN fleet.
28ᵉ et 29ᵉ corvettes Type 056 admises au service actif 03Type 056 Corvette Boading during the commissioning ceremony
The two vessels are the fifth and sixth corvettes of the class to be commissioned this year. They join the PLAN's East Sea Fleet (21st Flottila).

(hull number 511)
was built by Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan.

Heze (hull number 512) was built by Liaonan naval shipyard near Dalian in North China.

The 21st Flotilla of the East Sea Fleet is now complete with 4x Type 056 corvettes (no 056A ASW variant) meaning this flotilla doesn't have an ASW focus.

There are currently at least eleven more Type 056A and Type 056 corvettes at various stages of construction in Chinese naval shipyards. Two of them (Ningde with hull numnber 510 and Ezhouare with hull number 513) are likely to be commissioned before year end. The PLAN recently place another procurement order for ten more corvette of the class. Therefore, as of today, close to 70 corvettes of this type have been ordered by the PLAN (with 40 hulls launched so far since the start of the programme in 2011).
28ᵉ et 29ᵉ corvettes Type 056 admises au service actif 02Type 056 Corvette Heze during the commissioning ceremony
According to a Chinese MOD statement, Type 056 Corvettes are new-generation light guided missile frigates independently developed by China. It has a length of 89 meters, a beam of 11 meters and a full-load displacement of 1,500 tons.

The warship, independently developed, designed and constructed by China, is equipped with a variety of weapons and equipment, and is featured by good stealth performance, strong compatibility, and a wide range of applications of advanced technologies.

After commissioned to the PLAN, the warship will perform such missions as patrolling, alert, fishery protection, escort, antisubmarine operation and anti-surface operation.

Link to Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) datasheet

Pictures, video and information via eastpendulum.
CCTV coverage of Type 056 Corvettes commissioning ceremony

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