Chinese destroyer Anshan (101)

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Anshan-class destroyer Anshan No. in Qingdao Naval Museum 20080713.jpg
Anshan (101) at the Qingdao Naval Museum
History
PLAN
Name: Rekordny
Builder: C-324 Factory, USSR
Laid down: 1936
Launched: 1940
Acquired: October 1954
Decommissioned: April 1992
Renamed: Anshan
Fate: Museum and training ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Anshan-class destroyer
Tons burthen: 2581 tons
Length: 112.5 m (369 ft)
Draught: 10.2 m (33 ft)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)

Rekordny (Russian: Рекордный), launched in 1940, was originally operated by the USSR Navy. It was subsequently bought by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and renamed the Anshan (Chinese: 鞍山号; pinyin: Ānshān hào). The ship was transferred to the People's Liberation Army Navy from the USSR in October 1954 along with three other former Gnevny-class destroyers of the Soviet Navy as part of a larger transfer deal which also saw the transfer of submarines, minesweepers and torpedo boats.[1] The Rekordny had served with the USSR Navy throughout the Second World War, during which she shot down two Nazi airplanes.[2]

The ship was commissioned into the Chinese navy as the destroyer Anshan, named after the industrial city of Anshan in the province of Liaoning, she was assigned the pennant number 101. During the 38 years she served the PLAN, she was visited by nine foreign dignitaries as well as two Chinese leaders: Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping

She was decommissioned in April 1992 and anchored at the Naval Museum at Qingdao.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mdb.cast.ru/mdb/6-2002/at/snec/
  2. ^ Tsingtao Naval Museum information board