Sunday, May 31, 2020

Historical Photos Of The Day: CNS Nanchang Circa 1970s

She was commissioned by the IJN April 30, 1941 and decommissioned in 1979 as CNS Nanchang

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 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...

I remember the story of the first Nanchang. The CCP's first steel warship.
It's appropriate that the name now designates a ship of the 055 class.