Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


by78

Brigadier
Why is that 055 in dry dock?
I presume its #3/#4 055 launched from jiangnan. I've not seeing any destroyers (052d, 055) being outfitted in a drydock before.
There are so many being outfitted that they probably ran out of normal berthing spaces.
 

Tam

Major
Registered Member
Isnt that normally installed before a ship is launched?
Since none of the other ships seem to go to the drydock after they've been launched?
No. They are not installed before launch, but after it. They all go to the drydock once again to have this done, but normally its not photographed because people don't pay attention to the drydocks nearby. This also occurs in Dalian where the drydock they use to do this is on the other side of bay. To catch a 055 having its sonar installed is a rare occasion, this is the second I have seen, the first one was on Dalian. Don't ask me for the picture because it is so long buried in this thread way back.
 

Bhurki

Junior Member
Registered Member
No. They are not installed before launch, but after it. They all go to the drydock once again to have this done, but normally its not photographed because people don't pay attention to the drydocks nearby. This also occurs in Dalian where the drydock they use to do this is on the other side of bay. To catch a 055 having its sonar installed is a rare occasion, this is the second I have seen, the first one was on Dalian. Don't ask me for the picture because it is so long buried in this thread way back.
Thanks for the explanation. Its certainly the first time i saw it. Gotta keep the eyes open wider from now on..
 

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