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China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
April 25, 2019

China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A naval parade to honor the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Navy included the service’s latest destroyer class.

China’s New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer Begins Sea Trials
August 28, 2018

China’s New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer Begins Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The lead ship of a new class of Chinese guided missile destroyers commenced first sea trials on August 24.
China Launches Two Next-Generation Destroyers
July 05, 2018

China Launches Two Next-Generation Destroyers

By Steven Stashwick
Type 055 destroyers are bigger than US cruisers but carry fewer missiles.

China Launches 2 Type 055 Destroyers Simultaneously
July 04, 2018

China Launches 2 Type 055 Destroyers Simultaneously

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two Type 055 guided missile destroyers were launched simultaneously in Dalian this week.

All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
June 08, 2018

All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer

By Rick Joe
Addressing misconceptions about China's latest surface combatant, the Type 055 guided-missile destroyer.

China Launches Second Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer
May 02, 2018

China Launches Second Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China has reportedly launched its second Type 055 guided-missile destroyer in April.

China Kicks off Work on 6th Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer
March 15, 2018

China Kicks off Work on 6th Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China has begun construction of its sixth Type 055 destroyer at a shipyard in Dalian.
China Launches Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer
June 29, 2017

China Launches Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new domestically-produced warship was launched in Shanghai on June 28.

Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
October 29, 2016

Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer

By Robert Farley
What does the People's Liberation Army Navy have in store for the Type 055?

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