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First-of-class Destroyer Launched

First-of-class Destroyer Launched 28 June, 2017

China has launched the first Type 055-class guided-missile destroyer on 28 June at Jiangnan Shipyard's facilities near Shanghai. The 10 thousand-tonne vessel will be China's largest-ever surface combatant to date once it is commissioned. Type 055 features an overall length of 180 meters, an overall beam of 19 meters and a standard range of 5 thousand nautical miles at 12 knots. The vessel can reach a maximum speed of 30 knots. 

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