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China commissions new class of Type 055 guided-missile destroyer

China commissions new class of Type 055 guided-missile destroyer

Lhasa (hull number 102), the second ship in the People's Liberation Army Navy's new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer class, was commissioned on March 6, 2021 at a naval base in the port city of Qingdao.

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The Lhasa was launched on April 28, 2018. On January 12, 2020, the first of its class, Nanchang (hull number 101), was commissioned.

The ship is named after Lhasa, Tibet's capital. The leaders of Lhasa City attended the ceremony and presented the officers and crew of the Type 055 destroyer with gifts from Tibet.

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