Ship group consisting of the PLA Navy missile destroyer «Qingdao» and missile frigate «Yantai» and «Yancheng» Northern Fleet went to the western Pacific for a role in the permanent naval exercises in the eve of the Chinese Spring prazdnichka.
Missile destroyer «Qingdao» known in the PLA Navy as «diplomatic star». Ship since joining the fleet in 1993 participated in 50 naval campaigns, including in the anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, visited 19 ports in 17 countries. In 2002, «Qingdao» led naval group went through three oceans, continents skirted 5, 6 times crossed the equator, crossed 33,000 miles for a day or 132, successfully completing the first in the history of the PLA Navy circumnavigation.
Missile frigates «Yantai» and «Yancheng» are the same type of ships. Both frigate joined the Northern Fleet of the PLA Navy in 2011 and 2012, respectively. «Yantai» participated in anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, a few months after commissioning. «Yancheng» (Pictured) in the first year of its own service participated in live-fire exercises.
«Qingdao» has a length of 144 m, a width of 15.6 m, the total displacement of 4800 tons and a full speed of 32 knots. Length frigate «Yantai» and «Yancheng» is 134 m, width 16 m, the total displacement of 4050 tons