Anshan-class destroyer

Retired Anshan-class destroyer Taiyuan at Laohutan, Dalian
Class overview
Builders: Komsomolsk Dockyard, USSR
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Gnevny class
Succeeded by: Type 051 Luda class
Built: 1936-42
In commission: 1955-1980s (China)
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
Scrapped: 1
Preserved: 3
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 2,040 tons full load
Length: 112.9 m (370 ft)
Beam: 10.2 m (33 ft)
Draught: 3.8 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared steam turbines,
Speed: 38 knots (70 km/h)
Range: 2,600 nautical miles (4,820 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 197
Armament: 4 × HY-2 SSM, 4 × 130 mm gun 8 × 37 mm (1.5 in) guns, torpedoes, mines

The Anshan-class destroyers were the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) first destroyers. They were ex-Soviet Gnevny-class destroyers purchased in the 1950s. The Chinese later added HY-2 anti-ship missiles and removed some of the torpedo tubes, and redesignated as Type 6607.


After 1949 the PLAN negotiated with Britain through Hong Kong to buy some second-hand ships and boats but unable to do so due to the Korean War. As a result, the PLAN turned to the USSR to buy four worn-out destroyers with 17 tons of gold.[1]

The Anshan-class ships were withdrawn from active service by the 1990s, but retained as training (# 104) and museum ships (# 101 and # 103). The PLAN retains ownership through PLAN funded institutions.[2]

Ships of class

Pennant NumberNameFormer NameCommissionedStatus
101 Anshan (鞍山) ex-Rekordniy (Рекордный) 4 October 1954 Museum ship in Qingdao from April 1992.
102 Fushun (撫順) ex-Rezkiy (Резкий) 4 October 1954 Scrapped 1989.
103 Changchun (长春) ex-Reshitelniy (Решительный) 28 June 1955 Museum ship in Rushan from 1990.
104 Taiyuan (太原) ex-Retiviy (Ретивый) 28 June 1955 Stationary training ship for Dalian Naval Academy from September 1991.



  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-08-22.


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