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Type 053H3  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 1998
Total Production: 10
Also Known As: Jiangwei-II and Lianyungang
Origin: China
Corporations: Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Parent System: Type 053H
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: 61
Family Members: F22P, Type 053H, Type 053H2 and Type 053H2G
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Description: The Type 053H3, NATO codename Jiangwei-II, is a multipurpose frigate with anti-surface (ASuW), anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-aircraft (AAW) capabilities. These frigates have a flight deck and hangar for operation of a Z-9C ASW helicopter. Ten ships were built by Hudong Shipyard and Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) between 1998 and 2005. The Type 053H3 class frigate is based on the Type 053H2G hull. Overall, these 2,000-ton class frigates are modern warfare ships.

The Type 052H3 weapon system comprises a twin-barrel 100mm gun; eight YJ-83 anti-ship missiles; a eight-cell launcher HQ-7/Crotale air defense missile system; four 37mm anti-aircraft guns; anti-submarine rocket launchers; depth charges; and a Z-9C ASW helicopter. The propulsion system is based on CODAD (combined diesel and diesel) with two and two diesel engines and two shafts.

Type 053H3 Specifications

Crew: 168
Enlisted: 138
Number of Weapons: 16
Officers: 30
Beam: 12.4 meter (41 foot)
Draft: 4.30 meter (14.1 foot)
Length: 112 meter (367 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Max Range: 5,000 nautical mile (9,260 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 14,000 hp (10.4 MW)
Cruise Speed: 16 knot (8.22 mps)
Top Speed: 27 knot (13.9 mps)
Full Displacement: 2,393 ton
Standard Displacement: 2,250 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 101
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
Private Aircraft

Type 053H3 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
521 Jiaxing-Jun 1999-
522 Lianyungang-Jan 1998-
523 Putian-Dec 1999-
524 Sanming-Dec 2000-
564 Yichang-Dec 1999-
565 Huludao-Jul 2000-
566 Huaihua-Jun 2002-
567 Xiangfan-May 2002-
527 Luoyang-Sep 2005-
528 Mianyang-Apr 2005-

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