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China commissions new Type 056 guided-missile frigate

A new guided-missile frigate joined the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on Aug. 11. The commissioning ceremony was held at a naval port in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday morning for the new frigate Huai’an (Hull No. 509).

As a new comer of Chinese navy’s Type 056 guided-missile frigate family, the Huai’an will mainly perform missions of offshore patrol and naval base defense.

Rear Admiral Zhi Tianlong, deputy commander of East China Sea Fleet, attended the commissioning ceremony.


The frigate was named after the city of Huai’an, Jiangsu Province.

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