Retired Anshan-class destroyer Taiyuan at Laohutan, Dalian
|Builders:||Komsomolsk Dockyard, USSR|
|Operators:||People's Liberation Army Navy|
|Preceded by:||Gnevny class|
|Succeeded by:||Type 051 Luda class|
|In commission:||1955-1980s (China)|
|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)|
|Armament:||4 × HY-2 SSM, 4 × 130 mm gun 8 × 37 mm (1.5 in) guns, 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.
After 1949 the PLAN negotiated with Britain through Hong Kong to buy some second-hand ships and boats but unable to do so due to the Korean War. As a result, the PLAN turned to the USSR to buy four worn-out destroyers with 17 tons of gold.
The Anshan-class ships were withdrawn from active service by the 1990s, but retained as training (# 104) and museum ships (# 101 and # 103). The PLAN retains ownership through PLAN funded institutions.
Ships of class
|Pennant Number||Name||Former Name||Commissioned||Status|
|101||Anshan (鞍山)||ex-Rekordny (Рекордный)||4 October 1954||Museum ship in Qingdao from April 1992.|
|102||Fushun (撫順)||ex-Rezkiy (Резкий)||4 October 1954||Scrapped 1989.|
|103||Changchun (长春)||ex-Reshitelny (Решительный)||28 June 1955||Museum ship in Rushan from 1990.|
|104||Taiyuan (太原)||ex-Retivyy (Ретивый)||28 June 1955||Stationary training ship for Dalian Naval Academy from September 1991.|