The Chinese PLA Navy

056 Frigate 597 Qinzhou

PLA Naval Base, Ngong Shuen Chau, Hong Kong
Monday, 1 July 2013
In-Service Ceremony and On-board Visit

Type: 056 Frigate
Number of hulls built: Many

Standard Displacement: 1,300 tons
Maximum Displacement: 1,440 tons
Length: 89.00m
Beam: 11.60m
Draft: 4.40m
Speed: 28knots
Range: 2,000nm at 18knots

76mm Main Battery
2 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
2 x PJ-15 30mm RWSs
4 x YJ-83 Anti-Ship Missiles
8 x HQ-10 Ship-to-Air Missiles
2 x Triple 324mm Torpedo Tubes
Z-9 Helicopter

In-Service Ceremony

On-board Visit

Tuesday, 1 July 2014