055 Large Destroyer Thread II


Blitzo

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Topic continues here as the last thread became too long, previous thread as below:

 

Nill

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How many type 055's are in construction? I heard there was a total of 16 to be built in total and read that some of another batch were spotted in construction but how many?
 

asif iqbal

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if anyone can chase the Arleigh Burke production run its the Type 052D/L + Type 055 production

Ingalls shipbuilding + Bath Iron Works

against Dalian and JNCX, these 4 yards have a enormous industrial strength that few nations have

building a 10,000+ ton monster warships requires very deep pockets
 

by78

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Some magazine scans... The last one is a higher-quality version of a previously shared image.

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SlothmanAllen

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if anyone can chase the Arleigh Burke production run its the Type 052D/L + Type 055 production

Ingalls shipbuilding + Bath Iron Works

against Dalian and JNCX, these 4 yards have a enormous industrial strength that few nations have

building a 10,000+ ton monster warships requires very deep pockets

At their peak, according to Wikipedia, they were launching 4/5 Burkes in the early to mid-90s. I don't know what else was going on at those at the time. Basically China and the United States are the only military ship building nations of any significant extent. I wouldn't be surprised if their combined annual output was greater than the rest of the world combined.
 

Blitzo

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Second picture shows the intakes for the generators there, each intake per generator.

There are six generators on the ship, but with three in the forward amidships and three in the stern amidships area.

(showing three forward amidships generators and four prime mover GTs)
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(showing everything -- the three stern amidships generators partially obscured by the logo, but still visible)
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I don't think the number of these intakes would correspond to one generator each -- as there should only be three generators in that position (forward amidships), and for those intakes to go all the way to the stern amidships area would waste a lot of space.


Also, let's recall that there are additional side intakes as well on each side of the base of the structure.

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