Anshan-class destroyer

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Class overview
Builders: Komsomolsk Dockyard, USSR
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy
Built: 1936-42
In commission: 1955-1980's (China)
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
Scrapped: 1
Preserved: 3
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 2,040 tons full load
Length: 112.9 m (370 ft)
Beam: 10.2 m (33 ft)
Draught: 3.8 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared steam turbines,
Speed: 38 knots (70 km/h)
Range: 2,600 nautical miles (4,820 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 197
Armament: 4 × HY-2 SSM, 4 × 130 mm gun 8 × 37 mm gun, torpedoes, mines

The Anshan-class destroyers were the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) first destroyers. They were ex-Soviet Gnevny-class destroyers purchased in the 1950s. The Chinese later added HY-2 anti-ship missiles and removed some of the torpedo tubes, and redesignated as Type 6607.

The Anshan's were withdrawn from active service by the 1990s, but retained as training (# 104) and museum ships (# 101). The PLAN retains ownership through PLAN funded institutions.[1]

After 1949 PLAN negotiated with Britain through HK to buy some second-hand ships and boats but the route is cut by Korean War. So they turned to USSR to buy 4 wornout destroyers with 17 tons of gold.[2]

Ship List[edit]

Museum ship in Qingdao from 1992.
Scrapped 1980s
Decommissioned 1990, museum ship in Rushan.
  • Taiyuan (#104) ex-Chin Lin, ex-Retivy,
Stationary training ship at the Dalian Naval Insititute.

References[edit]

  • Yakubov, Vladimir; Worth, Richard (2008). "The Soviet Project 7/7U Destroyers". In Jordan, John; Dent, Stephen. Warship 2008. London: Conway. pp. 99–114. ISBN 978-1-84486-062-3.