Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread

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    That looks like 101 (055) and 154 (052D) are done with their repairs and maintenance and has left, replaced by soon to be 102, and a couple of 052DLs.

    If you can't see the new VHF antenna or if this antenna is not fitted on the destroyer, the DL variant can be identified by two SATCOM domes (or maybe one is a datalink), one bigger, one smaller on top of the hanger. The regular 052D only has one SATCOM (or it can be a datalink) on top of the hanger.
     
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    Satellite updates...

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    A new 055 and three 052DLs in the fitting pool. New Yuan Wang ship?
     
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    In the first picture we can clearly see the mast and bridge of an 055 in the background (circled in green).

    Given the timing of this photo, I wonder if that 055 is the lead 055, DDG 101 Nanchang or if it might be JN's recent 3rd launched 055.


    From what little we see of it, it's hard to tell whether it looks particularly complete and fitted out or not, which could've helped to suggest if it might be DDG 101 or not.
    However given its position in the picture it looks like it is sitting inside the fitting basin, which would be a little bit strange for DDG 101 to be given its work should not include fitting out at this stage.


    That said, the direction of the superstructure (and thus bow) in that picture suggests it is pointing in the direction with the bow facing "out" towards the river, whereas the (admittedly blurry) satellite picture of JN above seems to suggest the pointy bow of the probable 055 hull is pointing "inwards"... suggesting the 055 in the picture/green circle might not be JN's 3rd launched 055.

    I'm open to alternative explanations. It is also possible that those excellent pictures are not very up to date and were taken before JN's 3rd 055 was launched and it was taken at a time when DDG 101 briefly re entered the fitting basin for whatever reason.

    For the record, the noise and blurry satellite picture makes me believe JN has indeed launched its 3rd 055, but to confirm it without a doubt we would optimally like a clear picture of it.


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    The 055 in question (green circle) is likely the 5th 055, judging by its position and orientation in the basin, according to the latest satellite photo. As for the lead ship (101), it's no longer at the yard, I believe. The Weibo user who provided these satellite photos also provides regular updates on other naval facilities, and one of his latest images shows 101 docked at the same pier as Liaoning as recently as two weeks ago.
     
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    Yodello and jobjed like this.
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    Shouldn't it be called no.8?
    Since the two 055 in dalian are in advanced stage of construction( hangars visible) than this one.
     
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    I thought that satellite photo might be useful as well, but the clouds and blurriness make it difficult to judge which end the bow is facing.

    OTOH, the photo from your post #7042 is much clearer and seems to show the bow of the suspected 055 (no. 5 overall, or JN no. 3) facing inwards

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    Hmmm. Now I wonder which unit that’s in the green circle, assuming they hadn’t rotated it 180 degrees for whatever reason. The Weibo user’s posts show that 101 has been (intermittently?) at its home port since at least mid-August.
     
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