Shouldn't 105 belong to the 1st Des Squadron?
If it was going to the South fleet, shouldn't it start with 17x for the 9th Squadron or a new 18x or 19x for a new squadron of large destroyers?
Or has PLAN thrown the book away on their Pennant system for the 055s?
The pennant system for the "big destroyer" appears to have changed and is different from the regular destroyer. 105 Dalian isn't the fifth 055, its the first 055 from Dalian and the third overall, following 101 Nanchang and 102 Lhasa. For some reason, 101 to 104 are Jiangnan ships, and 105 to 108 are Dalian ships. Makes you wonder how they will number the next eight. 112, 113, 115 and 116 are currently occupied, namely the two 052 and two 051C. You have to retire these.