PLAN Frigates


Type 056 Jiangdao Class
Type 054A Jiangkai-II Class
Type 054 Jiangkai Class
Type 053H3 Jiangwei-II Class

TYPE 056 ‘JIANGDAO’ CLASS

Type: Light frigate (FFL). Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua, Huangpu, Wuchang, Liaonan. IOC: 2013. Number: 32. Displacement (t): 1,300 full load. Length (m): 88.9. Beam (m): 11.14. Draft (m): 4.3. Propulsion: CODAD. Speed (kn): 25. Range (km): 3,200 (at 18 kn). Complement: 60.

Name         No.    Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Bengbu       582    HdZh      ESF     2012-05-23   2013-03-12
Datong       580    Ln        NSF     2012-08-10   2013-05-18
Shangrao     583    HdZh      ESF     2012-08-19   2013-06-10
Huizhou      596    Hp        HKG     2012-06-03   2013-07-01
Qinzhou      597    Hp        HKG     2012-08-30   2013-07-01
Meizhou      584    Wc        SSF     2012-07-31   2013-07-29
Yingkou      581    Ln        NSF     2012-11-18   2013-08-01
Bose         585    Wc        SSF     2012-10-25   2013-10-12
Ji'an        586    HdZh      ESF     2013-03-25   2014-01-08
Jieyang      587    Hp        SSF     2013-01-26   2014-01-26
Weihai       590    Ln        NSF     2013-08-01   2014-03-15
Luzhou       592    Wc        SSF     2013-07-16   2014-06-07
Qingyuan     589    Hp        SSF     2013-05-30   2014-06-11
Fushun       591    Ln        NSF     2013-08-01   2014-07-12
Quanzhou     588    HdZh      ESF     2013-06-25   2014-08-08
Sanmenxia    593    HdZh      ESF     2013-11-20   2014-11-13
Chaozhou     595    Wc        SSF     2013-11-14   2014-11-28
Zhuzhou      594    Hp        ESF     2013-11-30   2014-11-28
Suzhou       503    Wc        ESF     2014-05      2015-02-11
Xinyang      501    Ln        NSF     2014-05-01   2015-03-07
Huangshi     502    HdZh      ESF     2014-05-16   2015-05-06
Suqian       504    Hp        SSF     2014-06-29   2015-07-19
Qinhuangdao  505    HdZh      NSF     2014-10-11   2015-10-16
Jinmen       506    Hp        SSF     2014-12-27   2016-01
Tongren      507    HdZh      ESF     2015-03-19   2016-02-20
Qujing       508    Hp        SSF     2015-07-16   2016-06-08
Huai'an      509    HdZh      ESF     2015-08-15   2016-08-11
Heze         512    Ln        NSF     2015-07-07   2016-12-12
Baoding      511    Wc        ESF     2015-10-26   2016-12-12
Ningde       510    Hp        ESF     2015-10-16   2016-12-28
Ezhou        513    HdZh      ESF     2015-12-15   2017-01-18
Liupanshui   514    Hp        SSF     2016-03-31   2017-03-31
Yiwu         518    HdZh      ?       2016-05-20   -
Hanzhong     520    Hp        ?       2016-07-22   -
Xuancheng    535    Wc        ?       2016-08-26   -
Zhangye      540    Ln        NSF?    2016-09-14   -
Yichun       556    HdZh      ?       2016-09-07   -

HdZh...Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
Hp.....Huangpu Shipyard
Ln.....Liaonan Shipyard
Wc.....Wuchang Shipyard

NSF....North Sea Fleet
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet
HKG....Hong Kong Garrison

Type 056 Jiangdao systems 2

  • SAM: 1x 8-cell HHQ-10 launcher, IR/ImIR-homing, 6 km slant range [8]
  • SSM: 2x 2-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range [7]
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-26 (Russian AK-176 copy) single-76 mm / 59-calibre, 60—120 rounds/minute, 11.5—15.5 km range [1]
    • 2x H/PJ-17 single-30 mm / 77-calibre [6]
  • ASW: 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
  • Radar:
    • 1x unknown type electro-optical director (EOD) [2]
    • 1x H/LJP-349A main gun fire-control, I/K-band [3]
    • 1x H/LJQ-360 surface search, E/F-band [5]
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band [4]
  • Sonar:
    • Unknown type hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
    • Unknown type variable depth sonar (VDS) for active search and attack (on later hulls)
  • Countermeasures: Unknown
  • Propulsion: CODAD. 2x Shaanxi Diesel / SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6V-280STC diesel, each rated at 6,330 hp (4.72 MW), giving a total power of 12,660 hp (9.44 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck. No hangar

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TYPE 054A ‘JIANGKAI-II’ CLASS

Type: Missile frigate (FFG). Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua, Huangpu. IOC: 2008. Number: 27. Displacement (t): 3,647 standard, 4,053 full load. Length (m): 134.1. Beam (m): 16. Draft (m): 5. Propulsion: CODAD. Speed (kn): 27. Range (km): 7,000 (at 18 kn). Complement: 190.

Flight I
#  Name         No.   Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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1  Zhoushan     529   HdZh      ESF     2006-12-21   2008-01-03
2  Xuzhou       530   Hp        ESF     2006-09-30   2008-01-27
3  Huangshan    570   Hp        SSF     2007-03-19   2008-05-13
4  Hengyang*    568   HdZh      SSF     2007-05-23   2008-06-30
5  Yuncheng     571   Hp        SSF     2009-02-08   2010-01-27
6  Yulin        569   HdZh      SSF     2009-04-28   2010-02-01
7  Yiyang       548   Hp        SSF     2009-11-17   2010-10-26
8  Changzhou    549   HdZh      ESF     2010-05-21   2011-05-30

*ex-Chaohu, renamed in Feb 2012

Flight II
#  Name         No.   Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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9  Yantai       538   Hp        NSF     2010-08-24   2011-07-30
10 Yancheng     546   HdZh      NSF     2011-04-27   2012-06-05
11 Hengshui     572   Hp        SSF     2011-05-21   2012-07-09
12 Liuzhou      573   HdZh      SSF     2011-12-10   2012-12-26
13 Linyi        547   Hp        NSF     2011-12-13   2012-12-22
14 Yueyang      575   Hp        SSF     2012-05-09   2013-05-03
15 Weifang      550   HdZh      NSF     2012-07-09   2013-06-22
16 Sanya        574   HdZh      SSF     2012-11-30   2013-12-13

Flight III
#  Name         No.   Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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17 Huanggang    577   HdZh      ESF     2013-04-28   2015-01-16
18 Daqing       576   Hp        NSF     2013-10-08   2015-01-16
19 Handan       579   Hp        NSF     2014-07-26   2015-08-16
20 Yangzhou     578   HdZh      ESF     2013-09-30   2015-09-21
21 Jingzhou     532   HdZh      ESF     2015-01-22   2016-01-05
22 Xiangtan     531   Hp        ESF     2015-03-19   2016-02-24
23 Binzhou      515   HdZh      ESF     2015-12-13   2016-12-29
24 Xuchang      536   Hp        SSF     2016-05-30   2017-06-23
25 Wuhu         539   HdZh      NSF?    2016-06-08   -
26 Anyang       ?     HdZh      ESF?    2017-03-28   -
27 Rizhao       598   Hp        ?       2017-04-01   -

HdZh...Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
Hp.....Huangpu Shipyard

NSF....North Sea Fleet
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet

Type 054A Jiangkai-II systems

  • SAM: 4x 8-cell VLS for HHQ-16, semi-active radar-homing, 40 km slant range [3]
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range [9]
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-26 (Russian AK-176) single-76 mm / 59-calibre, 60—120 rounds/minute, 11.5—15.5 km range [2]
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range, or (Flight-III) 2x H/PJ-11 11×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 1130), 10,000 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range [11]
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
    • 2x 6-cell Type 003A 240 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, firing Type 81G rocket-propelled depth charge, 34 kg warhead, 1,200 m range [1]
  • Radar:
    • 1x H/LJQ-366 (Russian MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’) AShM fire-control, I-band [4]
    • 4x Chinese copy of Russian MR90 ‘Front Dome’ SAM targeting, F-band [5]
    • 1x H/LJP-349A main gun fire-control [6]
    • 1x H/LJQ-382 (Russian Fregat-M2EM ‘Top Plate’) 3D air search, E-band [8]
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band [10]
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730/1130) [11]
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730/1130) [11]
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band [7]
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-307 (Russian MGK-335EM-03) hull-mounted medium-frequency for active/passive search and attack
    • H/SJD-206 towed array sonar system (TASS) for passive search, or
    • H/SJD-311 variable depth sonar (VDS) for active search and attack (from the 17th hull)
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 2x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher [12]
    • Type 562 towed acoustic torpedo decoy
  • Propulsion: CODAD. 4x Shaanxi Diesel / SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6V-280STC diesel, each rated at 6,330 hp (4.72 MW), giving a total power of 25,320 hp (18.88 MW).
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 054 ‘JIANGKAI’ CLASS (2)

Type: Missile frigate (FFG). Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua, Huangpu. IOC: 2005. Number: 2. Displacement (t): 3,540 standard, 4,053 full load. Length (m): 134.1. Beam (m): 15.2. Draft (m): 4.05. Propulsion: CODAD. Speed (kn): 27. Range (km): 7,000 (at 18 kn). Complement: 180.

Name        No.    Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Ma'anshan   525    HdZh      ESF     2003-09-11   2005-02-18
Wenzhou     526    Hp        ESF     2003-11-30   2006-09-26

HdZh...Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
Hp.....Huangpu Shipyard

NSF....North Sea Fleet
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet

Type 054 Jiangkai systems

  • SAM: 1x 8-cell HHQ-7, Command to Line-Of-Sight (CLOS) + electro-optical tracking, 12 km slant range [3]
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range [8]
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-87 single-100 mm, 90 rounds/minute, 8 km (against air target) or 15 km (against surface target) range [2]
    • 2x H/PJ-13 6×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 630), 3,000 rounds/minute to 1.5 km (against AShM) or 4.0 km (against aircraft) range [12]
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
    • 2x 6-cell Type 003A 240 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, firing Type 81G rocket-propelled depth charge, 34 kg warhead, 1,200 m range [1]
  • Radar:
    • 1x H/LJP-345 SAM targeting, J-band [4]
    • 1x electro-optical director (EOD) for SAM target tracking [4]
    • 1x H/LJP-344A main gun fire-control, I/J-band [5]
    • 1x H/LJQ-360A air/surface search, E/F-band [7]
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band [9]
    • 1x H/LJP-347B CIWS fire-control, I-band [11]
    • 1x Type 1B electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band [6]
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-307 (Russian MGK-335EM-03) hull-mounted medium-frequency for active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 2x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher [13]
    • Type 562 towed acoustic torpedo decoy
  • Propulsion: CODAD. 4x Shaanxi Diesel / SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6V-280STC diesel, each rated at 6,330 hp (4.72 MW), giving a total power of 25,320 hp (18.88 MW).
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 053H3 ‘JIANGWEI-II’ CLASS (10)

Type: Missile frigate (FFG). Builder: Hudong, Huangpu. IOC: 1998. Number: 10. Displacement (t): 2,250 standard, 2,393 full load. Length (m): 112. Beam (m): 12.4. Draft (m): 4.3. Propulsion: CODAD. Speed (kn): 28. Range (km): 9,300 (at 15—16 kn). Complement: 168 (30 officers).

Name         No.    Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Lianyungang  522    Hd        ESF     1997-10      1998-01
Jiaxing      521    Hd        ESF     1998-06      1999-06
Putian       523    Hd        ESF     ?            1999-12
Yichang      564    Hp        SSF     ?            1999-12
Huludao*     565    Hp        NSF     ?            2000-06
Sanming      524    Hd        ESF     1998-12      2000-12
Xiangyang    567    ?         ESF     ?            2002-05
Huaihua      566    ?         ESF     ?            2002-06
Luoyang      527    Hd        NSF     2004-08      2005-09
Mianyang     528    Hp        NSF     2004-05      2005-04

* Ex-Yulin/Sanya with the South Sea Fleet. Renamed and transferred to the North Sea Fleet in 2013

Hd.....Hudong Shipyard
Hp.....Huangpu Shipyard

NSF....North Sea Fleet
EAF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet

Type 053H3 Jiangwei-II systems

  • SAM: 1x 8-cell HHQ-7, Command to Line-Of-Sight (CLOS) + electro-optical tracking, 12 km slant range [3]
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-33A dual-100 mm/56-calibre, 18 rounds/minute, 8.5 km (against air target) or 15 km (against surface target) range [2]
    • 2x Type 76A dual-37 mm AAA, 180 rounds/minute to 8.5 km range [10]
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
    • 2x 6-cell Type 87 240 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, firing Type 81G rocket-propelled depth charge, 34 kg warhead, 1,200 m range [1]
    • 2x depth charge racks and launcher
  • Radar:
    • 1x H/LJP-345 SAM / main gun fire-control, J-band [4]
    • 1x electro-optical director (EOD) for SAM target tracking [4]
    • 1x H/LJQ-352 ‘Square Tie’ AShM fire-control [5]
    • 1x H/LJQ-360 air/surface search, E/F-band [7]
    • 1x Type 517H-1 ‘Knife Rest’ 2D long-range air search, A-band [8]
    • 2x H/LJP-347G ‘Rice Bowl’ AAA fire-control, I-band [9]
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band [6]
  • Sonar:
    • Unknown type hull-mounted medium-frequency for active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • WD-8 ‘Jug Pair’ interceptor
    • Type 981-3 jammer
    • SR-210 radar warning receiver
    • TM-053 laser warning receiver
    • HZ-100 electronic intelligence (ELINT) system
    • Type 651A IFF
    • 2x Type 946/PJ-46 15-barrelled decoy flare/chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: CODAD
    • 2x Shaanxi Diesel 18E390VA diesel producing 14,000 hp (17.6 kW)
    • 2x MTU diesel producing 8,715 hp (6.5 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Harbin Z-9C

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