China Commissions Second Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer, Lhasa (102)

TYPE 055 Class Destroyer

The second ship of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s’ (PLAN) new class of Type 055 guided-missile destroyers (NATO designation: Renhai-class), Lhasa (with hull number 102), was commissioned on March 6, 2021 at a naval base in the port city of Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province, according to Chinese local social media reports. The Lhasa was launched on April 28, 2018.

The first of its class Nanchang (with hull number 101), was commissioned on January 12, 2020.

The ship is named after Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. the leaders of Lhasa City participated in the ceremony and brought gifts from Tibet, to the officers and crew of Type 055 destroyer.

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Images from Lhasa 102 (Source: Lhasa TV)
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Images from Lhasa 102 (Source: Lhasa TV)
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Images from Lhasa 102 (Source: Lhasa TV)

The details and images of the commissioning ceremony haven’t been released yet.

Specifications of Type 055

Displacement:12-13,000 tonnes (full load)
Length:180 m (590 ft 7 in)
Beam:20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Draught:6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
Installed power:6 × QD-50 turbine generators (5 MW (6,700 hp) each)
Total: 30 MW (40,000 shp)
Propulsion:COGAG
4 × QC-280 gas turbines (28 MW (38,000 hp) each) 
Total: 112 MW (150,000 shp)
Speed:30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement:300+
Sensors and 
processing systems:
Type 346B (C/S-band) radar
X-band radar
Armament:1 × H/PJ-38 130 mm gun
1 × H/PJ-11 CIWS
1 × HQ-10 short-range SAM 24-cell launcher
112 VLS
HHQ-9 surface-to-air missiles
YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missiles
CJ-10 land-attack cruise missiles
Missile-launched anti-submarine torpedoes
2 x sets of 324mm torpedo tubes
Yu-7 torpedoes
Aircraft carried:2 medium-lift helicopters
Harbin Z-9
Changhe Z-18

Check out Naval Library to find out the specifications of the Type 055 Class Destroyers.

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