The CNS Ningde, a Type-056 class corvette, sails in waters off Dalian, Liaoning province, in November. Provided To China Daily
People's Liberation Army Navy has commissioned its 31st Type-056 class
corvette, marking a new addition to the world's largest fleet of modern
The CNS Ezhou with a hull number of 513 was delivered
to the East Sea Fleet in a naval base in East China's Fujian province on
Wednesday, PLA Daily reported, saying the ship will perform coastal
patrol, fishery escort, anti-submarine and anti-ship operations.
is the second ship that has been commissioned to the PLA Navy since the
start of 2017, following the CNS Kaiyangxing, a Type-815A class
electronic reconnaissance ship, which now belongs to the North Sea
XIAMEN, Jan. 19 (ChinaMil) -- The commissioning ceremony for the
guided-missile frigate Ezhou (Hull No. 513) was held at a naval port of
the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy in east China’s Fujian province
on January 18, 2017.
The Ezhou is a new member of the Type 056
corvettes family of the PLA Navy. It is 89 meters in length and 11.14
meters in width and has a full-load displacement of 1,254 tons.
Type 056 corvette features excellent drivability, navigability and
stealth performance. In the East China Sea fleet, the Ezhou will be used
in littoral patrol, fishery protection and escorting, anti-submarine
operations and surface operations.
The guided-missile frigate Ezhou is named after the Ezhou City in central China's Hubei province.