Fifth Type 056 Chinese Corvette class launched at Shanghai shipyard

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Naval Defense Industry News - China
 
 
 
Fifth Type 056 Chinese Corvette class launched at Shanghai shipyard
 
On August 19, 2012 the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) launched its second Type 056 corvette. This is the fifth corvette of this type launched in a little over 3 months.

As we reported, the head of Type 056 class was launched at Hudong Shipyard on May 22nd, 2012.
     
On August 19, 2012 the Hudong Shipyard in Shanghai (part of the China state shipbuilding corporation - CSSC) launched its second Type 056 corvette. This is the fifth corvette of this type in a little over 3 months.
The Fifth Type 056 Corvette
is launched in the water (Second ship of this type for Hudong shipyard) on August 19 2012.
(picture: www.hobbyshanghai.net)
     
Since the launch of the first Type 056 three more were launched at vrarious shipyars: One in Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuiding Company on July 3, another at Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company in Wuhan on August 3 and another one in august in a small shipbuilding and ship-repair yard in Dalian.

To date, 5 Type 056 corvettes have been launched in a little over 3 months which is an impressive rate.

Link to Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) datasheet
 

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