Using it to ram something is a very bad idea, no point in giving anyone else a close up look at it. Also unsure whether stealth treated hull would hold up that well during ramming. A coast guard ship with reinforced bow is better.ok maybe I was thinking literally by tonnage.
A thought came to mind that when two ships collide, like many of the videos of chinese coast guard encounters in the south china sea, smaller vessels would not be able to move the weight of a larger vessel when there is contact.
So perhaps when the Type 055 is being used to define a physical border for a US vessel in the south china sea trying to establish or deny freedom of navigation, there would be a physical impedance there in the form of weight??????
The benefits of making a bigger ship is in firepower and sensor capability. If the PLA fleet destroyer is significantly larger than a potential rival’s fleet destroyers, it will be able to outspot, outgun and defend itself better across the board.