Do you know who pay the deployments ?Up and until last July 2017 Chinese navy had escorted over 6400 ships, drove away 3,000 pirate ships and saved 60 ships
Over 21,000 sailors have been deployed and 83 vessels
On average each escort saves 2-3 Chinese or foreign ships
That’s pretty high and also forwarded deployed ships can have quicker reaction time
The statistics and quality of missions have been impressive
Modern "Norms" in size are interesting, the Type 053H3's are almost exactly the same size as the British Tribal Class FrigatesI
Type 053H3 frigates. These diminutive frigates have shown themselves capable of missions far from home shores. Gives me a sense of appreciation of these older designs.
Indeed. "Destroyer" 112 Harbin, for example, would now be considered frigate size with its 4,200 ton displacement.Modern "Norms" in size are interesting, the Type 053H3's are almost exactly the same size as the British Tribal Class Frigates