Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: China ends corvette production run

22nd February 2021 - 22:59 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

The Type 056 corvette exemplifies the rapid pace and capability of Chinese naval shipbuilding, with 72 built in the past decade.

Commissioning has occurred of the final two Type 056A corvettes for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), completing construction of an impressive series of 72 vessels dedicated to coastal defence.

The two final vessels are the Nanyang (hull number 619) and Shangqiu (618), these entering service on 30 January ...

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