Saturday, May 25, 2019

Historical photos of the day: DDG Nanchang, first of her name

DDG Nanchang the lead ship of the Type055 class of destroyer is the third PLAN naval vessel that bears that name.  First PLAN Nanchang was a recommissioned 993-ton IJN gunboat Uji.  The KMT took procession of her in Sept 13th, 1945 after the end of WWII.  Then, her entire crew defected to the Communist cause 6 days later on Sept 19th. 




The second ship that bared the name of Nanchang was DDG 163, Luda class.  She was decommissioned in Sept 8th, 2016 after 34 years of service.


In some ways,  the story of Nanchang mirrors that of the PLAN; from ragtag to not-so-great then ending up world class.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

DDG 101





1 comment:

jason toms said...

The type 055 is a truly majestic warship.