Chinese destroyer Haikou (171)

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Type 052C destroyer (Luyang II-class).JPG
Haikou at the RIMPAC exercise in 2014
Name: Haikou
Laid down: 30 June 2001
Launched: 30 October 2003
Commissioned: 26 December 2005
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,000 tons
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.


Chinese sailors standing next to Haikou's anti-ship missile launchers in 2012.

In December 2008, Haikou, along with another destroyer and a supply ship, deployed to the Gulf of Aden; this was China's first overseas naval deployment in 600 years.[1][2][3]

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.


  1. ^ "The perimeter of the Yalong Bay naval base in Sanya, southern...". Getty Images. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Chinese ships head to Somalia". Reuters. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Keith (March–April 2015). "China's Thirst: Oil Is Transforming the Country's Foreign Policy. Can the United States Handle the Consequences?". Foreign Policy. No. 211. ISSN 0015-7228. Retrieved 11 August 2015 – via Questia. (subscription required (help)). 

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