Chinese destroyer Haikou (171)

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Career (PRC)  People's Liberation Army Navy
Name: Haikou
Launched: 30 October 2003
Commissioned: 2005
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,000 tons
Length: 154 m (505 ft)
Beam: 17 m (56 ft)
Draught: 6 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: CODOG, 57,000 shp
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament: 48 HHQ-9 long-range surface-to-air missiles
8 YJ-62 anti-ship / land attack cruise missiles
1 × 100mm dual purpose gun
2 30mm Type 730 close-in weapons systems
6 torpedo tubes
4 × 18-tube decoy rocket launcher
Aircraft carried: 1 helicopter: Kamov Ka-27 or Harbin Z-9C ASW/SAR

Haikou (171) is a Chinese Type 052C destroyer class (NATO code name Luyang II class). The ship was laid down in 2002, launched on 30 October 2003, and commissioned 2005. The destroyer is active with the People's Republic of China's South Sea Fleet.


  • In November 2011, the ship was on an escorting mission lasting for roughly a half year, against pirates in Somalia waters and the Gulf of Aden, along with the Chinese supply ship Qinghaihu and the Chinese ship Yuncheng.[1]
  • On 9 March 2014, the ship was deployed in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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