Monday, August 15, 2016

Photos of the day:24th Chinese naval escort taskforce leaves for mission

 QINGDAO, Aug. 11 (ChinaMil) -- The 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail from Qingdao, a port city in east China's Shandong Province, for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast on Aug. 10, 2016.

The taskforce consists of the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull No. 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull No. 579) and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull No. 960).

The North China Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy held a seeing-off ceremony for the taskforce at a naval port in Qingdao.

1 comment:

H Danny said...

IMO DDG 112 should not go on escort duty. Long journey is a torture for the aging ship and the LM2500. There is no use of the ASM. The ASW, also aged, is still needed given the limited ASW asset in PLAN inventory.