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Type 051B  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 1
Also Known As: Luhai and Shenzhen
Origin: China
Corporations: Dalian Liaonan Shipyard
Parent System: Type 051
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 20
Family Members: Type 051 and Type 051C
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Description: The Type 051B class destroyer, NATO codename Luhai, is a multi-purpose ship based upon a stretched Type 051 ship hull with certain stealth features focusing on radar cross section. The only ship in this class, named Shenzhen, is larger than Type 051 destroyers but its weapon system is not a great achievement. Dalian Shipyard started the construction of Shenzhen in 1996 with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy (PLAN) ship commissioning in late 1998.

The Type 051B ship weapon system includes one eight-cell HQ-7/Crotale or improved HQ-7A air defense missile system, 16 YJ-83/C-803 anti-ship missiles, one twin-barrel 100mm gun mounted on an stealth weapon station, 324mm torpedo tubes and four twin 37mm AA guns. A flight deck and hangar enables operation of two Ka-28 or Z-9C ASW helicopters. The ship features CODOG-based propulsion system.

Type 051B Specifications

Enlisted: 210
Officers: 40
Dimensions
Beam: 16.5 meter (54 foot)
Draft: 6 meter (19.7 foot)
Length: 153 meter (502 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Speed
Top Speed: 31 knot (15.9 mps)
Weight
Standard Displacement: 6,100 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Type 051B News

There are 2 news between
10 Aug 2016 and 22 Feb 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017Chinese Navy Upgrades Type 051B Destroyer
Wednesday, August 10, 2016PLAN Upgrades Shenzhen Destroyer Flagship of the South China Sea

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 11
Defensive Weapons
HQ-7A
HQ-16x32
Offensive Weapons
YJ-83x16
Protection Systems
Type 1130x2
Support Aircraft
Z-9Cx2
Ka-28x2

Type 051B Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
167 Shenzhen-1998-

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