Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers


Tam

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The thing is, where is the second type 055 which should be outfitted somewhere there?

I myself looking for an answer to that question.


I searched in Google Maps. This image is probably a bit dated.

I can find a Type 055 here, being pushed by two tugs. One of the 052D is here on the "checkout" pier. Liaoning and Carrier 002, with the two barracks ships are on the left. Not only is the second Type 055 missing but also one of the fitting 052D, which somehow manages to reappear in later pictures. I also wonder why this 055 is being pushed like it was off somewhere... where did it went too?


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Tam

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Posted by LKJ86 at the PDF.

On this satellite image, at the bottom, you can see four docks and one of the Type 052D is sitting there.

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But its not the other Type 055.

Also, no ship was present in my Google maps image, and could not account for the second 055 and 052D at that time of this image. Typically, the airline approach would be at the north, so anyone with a smartphone camera could catch the shipyard but those buildings would block the view of these docks.


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Tam

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Here is another bit of detail that is blowing me away. Look at the size of the buildings on the left with the four letters on them. That's actually a Type 055 on the upper right with two tugs. Those buildings are likely the place they are building the ship sections.


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The same buildings are now at the right, with the image panned to include the two carriers. This gives you an idea how big those buildings are.


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A similar set of buildings west of the carriers too. Those docks could actually contain or build four ships of the Liaoning's size simultaneously.


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All images are courtesy of Google Maps so you can do a little observation yourself.
 
now noticed the tweet
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Seulement 51 jours après le précédent exemplaire, le chantier naval Jiangnan Changxing à Shanghai a mis à l'eau, en ce début de semaine, son 15e destroyer Type 052D. Il s'agit du 18e de série et une version avec hangar rallongée.

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Only 51 days after the previous copy, the Jiangnan Changxing shipyard in Shanghai launched its 15th destroyer type 052D at the beginning of the week. This is the 18th series and a version with a lengthened hangar.

 

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