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China Retires Three Jianghu II-Class Frigates to Replace With Type 054A Frigates

China Retires Three Jianghu II-Class Frigates to Replace With Type 054A Frigates July 23, 2019

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) retired three of their older frigates on 13 July 2019. The frigates were assigned with the PLAN’s South Sea Fleet.

The frigates, all ships of the Type 053H1 Jianghu-II class are the Taizhou (533), Jinhua (534), and Linfen (545), all built made in Hudong and were commissioned in June and December 1982, and September 1987, respectively.

The frigates are commonly equipped with two 100mm naval guns, four twin 37mm anti-aircraft guns, two Type 81, five-tube anti-submarine warfare rocket launchers, two Type 62 anti-submarine mortar launchers, and two depth charge racks. They are also armed with six SY-1 anti-ship missiles.

The PLAN is progressively replacing the older frigates with the new Type 054A frigates.

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