Chinese Navy – Frigates

Frigates

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Type 054A (Jiangkai II) LOA 440′ TDISP 4,000 tons (30 active)

Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group Deployment

CNS Huangshan FFG-570 June 2017 US Navy Official 3505220 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder

Type 054A frigate Fiery cross reef 2014.jpgType 054A frigate Haipo 2018

Type 053H3 (Jiangwei II) LOA 368′ TDISP 2,400 tons (14 active)

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Jiangwei class frigate Huiman F-540, 1994 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-95-01819

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Type 053H1G (Jianghu-V) LOA 339′ TDISP 1,700 tons ( active)

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Chinese Frigate Dongguan 560 aground on Half Moon Shoal, Spratly Islands dispute, 2012 Philippines Government [Public domain]

Type053H1G Frigate Zhanjiang 2011Type053H1G Frigate Xiangzimen Shandong 2017.jpgType 053H1G frigate Subi Reef 2018

Type 053H2 Jianghu-III LOA 339′ TDISP 1,900 tons (1 active with China, 2 transferred to Bangladesh)

Zhoushan (renamed 2006 Cangzhou) 537 (1990)Type 053H2 FF Qingdoa 2010.jpg

Type 053H FF Chittagong 2018

Based on the visual features, the top two frigates are the H2 Frigates BNS Abu Bakar F-15 and Ali Haider F-17, transferred from China in 2014 and the lower is the H1 frigate Osman F-18, transferred in 1989 (see below for other H1 examples). All are now fitted with the C-802 Anti-ship missile system.

Type 053H1Q (Jianghu-IV) LOA 339′ TDISP 1,700 tons (1 unit, active as a training ship)

Siping 544 (1985), renamed Lushun 2010, now at the Chinese Naval Academy

Type053H1Q Lushun frigate Lvshunkou 2011-03

Lushun, distinctive single ship class, with helicopter deck and single box missile launcher, same general dimensions as Type053H1 frigates.

Type 053H1 (Jianghu-II) LOA 339′ TDISP 1,700 tons (9, 3 active with PLAN, 3 transferred: 1 to Bangladesh, 2 to Myanmar)

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BNS Osman, Myanmar Navy, ca. 1991. Transferred from PLAN 1989. Original configuration with two triple anti-ship missile launchers. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-92-01057

Type 053H1 (Jianghu-II) Mischief Reef 2015

Frigate is proceeding at speed near Mischief Reef during People’s Republic of China land reclamation/development of this disputed territory.

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Jianghu class frigate Zigong (F-558), 1995 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-92-01057

Type 053H1 (Jianghu-II) Mischief Reef 2015A

Type 053H1 frigate Myanmar

Note upgraded C-802 missile systems forward and abaft the funnel.

Type 053K (Jiangdong Class) Air Defense variant armed with early Surface to Air Missiles LOA 338′ TDISP 1,900 tons (2 units retired, 1 preserved)

Yingtan 531 (1977) Museum ship at Qingdao Naval Museum

Type 053K Qingdao 2019

Note SAM missiles on dual launchers in “B” and “X” positions above either 100mm twin gun mount.

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