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CNS Yanan (106)

Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship [ 2022 ]

CNS Yanan 106 is one of the latest PLAN additions to the Type 055-class guided-missile destroyer line.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/14/2023 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

CNS Yana (106) is a guided-missile destroyer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China. She belongs to the Type 055 class and is recognized by NATO under the "Renhai" name. The 13,000-ton warship was commissioned in 2022 and currently (2023) serves the South Sea Fleet.

The Type 055-class is a planned 16-strong group of guided-missile warships. Construction of the lot began in 2014 and is ongoing with commissioned service having begun in 2020. Eight hulls have been completed as of this writing.

Dimensionally, the ships have a running length of 590.6 feet with a beam of 65.6 feet, and a draught of 21.7 feet. Power is in the COGAG (COmbined Gas-And-Gas) arrangement encompassing 6 x QD-50 turbine generators of 6,700 horsepower each with 4 x QC-280 gas turbines of 38,000 horsepower each driving 2 x Shafts astern. Total horsepower of the gas turbine arrangement exceeds 150,000 output giving the warships an ocean-going speed of 30 knots out to a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

Aboard is a complement of 300 and the hull is outfitted with the Type 346B Dragon Eye C/S-band radar system and X-band radar. A complete Electronic Warfare (EW) system is integrated into the design. Over the rear of the hull is supported one or two medium-lift helicopter types for Over-the-Horizon (OtH) work including Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), at-sea resupply, and Search and Rescue (SAR).

Armament includes a 130mm H/PJ-38 series turreted deck gun, 1 x 112 Vertical Launching System (VLS) cells, 1 x 24-cell HQ-10 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launcher, 1 x 30mm H/P J-11 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), and 2 x 324mm triple-torpedo tubes. The VLS supports SAM, anti-ship, and land-attack missiles. The broad spectrum of armament options gives the warships a multi-mission capability and allows them to operate independently or as part of the main fighting force.

The profile of these ships is consistent with modern destroyer design. The seats the single turreted deck gun ahead of the VLS with the bridge section just aft. The main mast is enclosed and integrated to the bridge section's superstructure. The smoke funnels are then integrated to the superstructure as well and are of a low-profile enclosed design. The hull superstructure steps down aft of midships before the raised hangar area. The hanger leads directly out to the helipad which is set over the stern.

Despite their limited numbers to date, the Type 055 class appears - at least on paper - as a formidable group of fighting ships. However, they remain largely unproven in any sort of combat environment.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

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In Active Service.

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company - China
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Type 055-class (Renhai-class)

CNS Nanchang (101); CNS Lhasa (102); CNS Anshan (103); CNS Wuxi (104); CNS Dalian (105); CNS Yanan (106); CNS Zunyi (107); CNS Xiangyanf (108)

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Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

590.6 ft
180.01 m
65.6 ft
19.99 m
21.7 ft
6.61 m

Installed Power: 4 x QD-50 turbine generators outputting 6,700 horsepower each; 4 x QC-280 gas turbines developing 38,000 horsepower each; 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
30.0 kts
(34.5 mph)
5,023 nm
(5,780 mi | 9,302 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 130mm H/PJ-38 turreted deck gun.
1 x 112-cell Vertical Launching System (VLS) supporting Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), land-attack, and anti-ship missiles.
1 x 24-cell HQ-10- SAM launcher.
1 x 30mm H/PJ-11 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).
2 x 324mm triple torpedo tubes.

Supported Types

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1 OR 2 x Medium-lift navy helicopters supported from the stern-based hangar-helipad deck area.

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