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CNS Yueyang (575)

Guided-Missile Frigate Warship

China | 2013

"CNS Yueyang 575 was commissioned into service with the PLAN in 2013 and sails as part of the crucial South Sea Fleet."

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CNS Yueyang (575) is a modern guided-missile frigate operated by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) service of China. It forms a portion of the potent, and numerous, Type 054A class (NATO: Jiangkai II-class). These ships are set to number some fifty total hulls when completed with thirty now in active service with the PLAN as of July 2022. The warships were built at the Hudong-Zhonghua and Huangpu shipyards.

The 4,200-ton displacement CNS Yueyang saw her keel laid down by Huangpu Shipyard of Shanghai in June of 2010 and the vessel was formally launched to sea on May 10th, 2012. She was officially commissioned into service in 2013 and remains in active service with the South Sea Fleet (2022).

The warship measures 440 feet long and has a beam of 52 feet. Internally, power is derived from a COmbined Diesel-And-Diesel (CODAD) arrangement to maximize fuel economy based on required action (cruising or dash). The arrangement consists of 4 x Shaanxi 16 PA6 SYC marine diesels of 7,600 horsepower each driving 2 x shafts astern. This allows for a maximum straightline speed of 27 knots and a range out to 8,025 nautical miles.

Aboard is a complement of 165 commanding officers, sailors, and support staff. The ship carries the Type 392, Type 344, and Type 345 radar fits. The Type 347G makes up the Fire Control System (FCS) and a pair of Racal RM-1290 systems serve as I-band navigation radars. Like other modern frigates, the ship has a bow-mounted sonar as well as a towed array for submarine hunting.

The Type 922-1 serves as the vessel's Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). A complete Electronic CounterMeasures (ECM) and Electronics INTelligence (ELINT) suite are provided to deal with all modern threats at-sea.

The armament suite is led by a single 76mm PJ26 Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun seated over the forecastle. There is a single 32-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) embedded in the hull supporting the HW-16 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM). 2 x 4-cell C-803 series cruise missile launchers provide an anti-ship and a land-attack capability. 2 x 324mm Yu-7 triple-torpedo tubes are mounted about the design and close-in defense is covered by 2 x 30mm Type 730 Gatling-style turrets. 2 x 240mm Type 87 six-tube Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launchers can fire off up to 36 total rockets at near-surface submarines while 2 x Type 726-4 eighteen-tube decoy rocket launchers are provided for self-preservation.

The profile of the warship is conventional by modern standards: Chining is seen running from the bow to the stern along the hull line. The bridge section sits above the forecastle's turret with a commanding view of the sea ahead. Atop the superstructure is an enclosed main mast. A secondary mast is positioned just aft and low-profile smoke funnels are in play. The hull superstructure is continuous and leads to the helipad area over the stern complete with integrated hangar support facilities. From this section, the ship supports a single Kamov Ka-28 "Helix" or similar navy helicopter for over-the-horizon work (including submarine-hunting).

As part of the South Sea Fleet, Yueyang can serve in the airspace deterrent role or support amphibious assault landings. It can be used effectively against airborne threats, on-sea threats, and undersea threats with equal lethality all the while operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

To date (2022), the warship has been a participant in several exercises with the PLAN fleet but has yet to see proven combat service.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for CNS Yueyang (575).
CODAD (COmbined Diesel-And-Diesel): 4 x Shaanxi 16 PA6 STC marine diesels developing 7,600 horsepower each to 2 x Shafts astern.
27.0 kts
31.1 mph
Surface Speed
8,025 nm
9,235 miles | 14,862 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of CNS Yueyang (575).
440.0 ft
134.11 meters
O/A Length
52.0 ft
15.85 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of CNS Yueyang (575).
1 x 76mm PJ26 turreted deck gun.
1 x 32-cell Vertical Launching System (VLS) for HQ-16 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and Yu-8 Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC).
2 x 4-cell C-803 anti-ship / land-attack cruise missiles.
2 x 30mm Type 730 Gatling-style Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).
2 x 324mm Yu-7 triple-torpedo tubes.
2 x 240mm Type 87 six-tube ASROC (36 reloads).
2 x Type 726-4 18-tube decoy rocket launchers.
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of CNS Yueyang (575).
1 x Kamov Ka-28 "Helix" or similar navy helicopter supported from the stern helipad / hangar-deck section.
Ships-in-Class (30)
Notable series variants as part of the CNS Yueyang (575) family line as relating to the Type 54A (Jiangkai II-class) group.
Pennant Numbers 515; 530; 536; 538; 539; 546; CNS Linyi (547); 548; 549; 550; 568; 569; 570; 571; 572; 573; 574; CNS Yueyang (575); 576; 577; 578; 579
Global operator(s) of the CNS Yueyang (575). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): Huangpu Shipyard (Shanghai) - Chna
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Image of the CNS Yueyang (575)
Image from the Chinese Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

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