China Launches Two More Type 052D Destroyers, Another Type 056 Corvette

Two Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyers were launched at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) yard in northeastern China on 10 May. The ships are the fourth and fifth of the class to be built in Dalian and are assessed to be the 19th and 20th overall, with most vessels of the class having been built at the Jiangnan shipyard in...

Two Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyers were launched at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) yard in northeastern China on 10 May. The ships are the fourth and fifth of the class to be built in Dalian and are assessed to be the 19th and 20th overall, with most vessels of the class having been built at the Jiangnan shipyard in Changxingdao.

The two most recently launched Type 052Ds are seen here in the dry dock closest to the water a few days prior to launch at Dalian. Also visible, but afloat, are a Type 055 and 052D destroyer launched a few months ago, while at the rear of the dry dock are a Type 055 and 052D that are currently under construction. (Via haohanfw)
The two most recently launched Type 052Ds are seen here in the dry dock closest to the water a few days prior to launch at Dalian. Also visible, but afloat, are a Type 055 and 052D destroyer launched a few months ago, while at the rear of the dry dock are a Type 055 and 052D that are currently under construction. (Via haohanfw)

Photographs recently published on Chinese online forums confirmed that the launches had taken place, in contrast to the most recent launch at Changxingdao, which online forums reported as having taken place on 15 April, but of which no images or any official confirmation have emerged.

Source: www.janes.com