China commissioned two more Type 056 Jiangdao Class Frigate

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) recently commissioned two more Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvettes (47th and 48th) into service, according to local media reports.

The two ships have reportedly been named Bazhong (pennant number 625) and Shuozhou (610). China’s Ministry of National Defense has not officially acknowledged the commissioning of the latest Type 056A surface combatants.

The ceremony for Shuozhuo took place on December 10 at an undisclosed PLAN’s East Sea Fleet base on December 10, while the Bazhong was inducted into service at an undisclosed South Sea Fleet naval base on 5 November.