Chinese destroyer Haikou (171)
Haikou at the RIMPAC exercise in 2014
|Laid down:||30 June 2001|
|Launched:||30 October 2003|
|Commissioned:||26 December 2005|
|Status:||in active service|
|Length:||154 m (505 ft)|
|Beam:||17 m (56 ft)|
|Draught:||6 m (20 ft)|
|Propulsion:||CODOG, 57,000 shp|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 helicopter: Kamov Ka-27 or Harbin Z-9C ASW/SAR|
Haikou is a Chinese Type 052C destroyer class (NATO code name Luyang II class). The ship was laid down in 2002, launched on 30 October 2003, and commissioned in late 2005. The destroyer is active with the People's Republic of China's South Sea Fleet.
In November 2011, the ship was on an escorting mission lasting for roughly a half year, against pirates in Somalia waters and the Gulf of Aden, along with the Chinese supply ship Qinghaihu and the Chinese ship Yuncheng.
On 9 March 2014, the ship was deployed in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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