Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


palejade

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I recognise that ship on the left

its like the UK Bay Class ship with that terrible mid island structure

some sort of LPD hybrid
Its called Schichang (AH 82)Type 0891A (NATO call it Dashi).
It was China's first aviation training ship, which may also be used to carry a containerised hospital.
In this respect it is like the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus. Neither ship have a dock.
Shichang - 01.jpg
 

dankris

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How is the redundancy for Type 055, especially on the powertrain front?

I was looking at Chinese DDs pics and comparing them to US CA and DD (Ticos and Burkes) when I noticed that on Chinese ships the smokestacks are often packed much more tightly together, especially the gas turbine DDs (the steam powered ones have widely spaced smokestacks). I'm not sure if that reflects the engine placements, but if it does then is that a cause for concern in battle damage situation?

Also, for me it's interesting that Type 052D and then Type 055 forgoes slanted AShM launchers altogether, while US ships seems to have some space left for them. Maybe it's just me.
 

Tam

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Anyone any idea when the second Type 055 will be commissioned? We are almost 2,5 years further since the launch on 28 April 2018.

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At some point in the recent past, the way the PLAN does its trials and commissioning has changed.

1.) Basic sea trials conducted by the shipyard. Once this is done, the ship is moved to her naval port, but still not commissioned. I suppose its likely the shipyard gets paid at this point.

2.) Once the ship is in the naval base, the ship undergoes advance trials conducted with the personnel of the base and the division the ship is destined to belong to. This is where all the weapons firing trials, and putting the ship in paces similar to actual drills and exercises. This can take as long as it can.

3.) Once the PLAN is satisfied and the ship is ready, the ship goes back to the shipyard for one final run over. She gets cleaned up, painted, and her pennant painted on the ship.

No. 2 Type 055 has been in phase 2 for a while, currently stationed in Qingdao.
 

Max Demian

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How is the redundancy for Type 055, especially on the powertrain front?

I was looking at Chinese DDs pics and comparing them to US CA and DD (Ticos and Burkes) when I noticed that on Chinese ships the smokestacks are often packed much more tightly together, especially the gas turbine DDs (the steam powered ones have widely spaced smokestacks). I'm not sure if that reflects the engine placements, but if it does then is that a cause for concern in battle damage situation?
That is a good question. Compared to Type 052D, it has 4 instead of 2 GTs, with 2 per screw.

According to this Chinese infographic, the two engine rooms are separated by one (small) compartment that houses the clutching gear. There are large openings visible in that compartment towards the engine rooms, which could be a weakness in case of underwater damage or flooding. A Mk48 heavyweight torpedo detonation amidships is likely to damage all three compartmens which could leave the ship dead in the water, since it doesn’t have IEPS whereby it could engage the much further apart located electrical generators.
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This amount of separation in main engine rooms is roughly similar to the smaller DDG-51, but less than Ticos which have two compartments between the MERs.
 
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