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Sunday, January 12, 2020, 14:31
China's first Type 055 destroyer Nanchang commissioned
By Xinhua
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 14:31 By Xinhua

Navy warship Nanchang sails in the parade marking the Navy's 70th anniversary in Qingdao, April 23, 2019. (XU JINGXING / CHINA DAILY)

JINAN – The Nanchang, China's first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People's Liberation Army Navy Sunday in the port city of Qingdao in eastern Chinese province of Shandong.

The 10,000 tonne-class destroyer officially debuted at the multinational naval parade in celebration of the Chinese navy's 70th founding anniversary on April 23, 2019.


Launched on June 28, 2017, the destroyer is equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, according to a statement from the Navy.

The commission of Nanchang marks the Navy's leap from the third generation to the fourth generation of destroyers, according to the statement.

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