People's Liberation Army Navy

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Navy
A gunboat in used in the Battle of Toumenshan
Haifa base commander Brig. Gen. Eli Sharvit welcomes RADM Yang Jun-Fei to Israel in 2012
PLAN Captain Wang, commanding officer of the destroyer Jinan greets USN Captain Lyle Hall during a goodwill port visit in 2015
A Type 052C destroyer, Changchun, in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia in 2017
Major naval units in the PLA military regions in 2006
Sailors from the U.S. Navy talk with Chinese Navy sailors from the destroyer Xi'an after the Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 2016) exercise
PLAN Marines of the 1st Marine Brigade and members of the USMC fire the Type 95 Assault Rifle during an exchange exercise in 2006.
A PLAN marine with a boarding team assigned to the guided missile destroyer Haikou during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.
China's critical sea lines of communication. In 2004, over 80 percent of Chinese crude oil imports transited the Straits of Malacca, with less than 2 percent transiting the Straits of Lombok.
Frigate "Weifang" (China)
Frigate "Linyi" (China)
Maritime claims in the South China Sea
Dongguan aground on the Half Moon Shoal, 22 July 2011
PLANS Xiamen (DDG-154) 20180420
Geographic boundaries of the First and Second Island Chains

Maritime service branch of the People's Liberation Army.

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Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Navy

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Sovremenny-class destroyer Osmotritelny

Sovremenny-class destroyer

Class of anti-ship and anti-aircraft guided missile destroyers of the Soviet and later Russian Navy.

Class of anti-ship and anti-aircraft guided missile destroyers of the Soviet and later Russian Navy.

Sovremenny-class destroyer Osmotritelny
Midships view.
Bow view.
Helicopter pad.
Sovremenny-class destroyer Bezuderzhny underway.
Nastoychivy underway in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Ventspils, Latvia (2005).
Overhead view of Stoyky.
The third Sovremenny-class destroyer sold to China was delivered in December 2005.
The newest version has updated its close-defense systems.
The rear main gun has been removed from the latest version.

Four modified ships were delivered to the People's Liberation Army Navy, and remain in service.

Russian Pacific Fleet Great emblem

Pacific Fleet (Russia)

Russian Navy fleet in the Pacific Ocean.

Russian Navy fleet in the Pacific Ocean.

Russian Pacific Fleet Great emblem
The headquarters of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok
Light cruiser Lazar Kaganovich
Ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet at Vladivostok in 1990
Sailors of the Novorossiisk cruiser, Red Banner Pacific Fleet (1984)

Between 5–12 July 2013, warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet and the North Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy participated in Joint Sea 2013, bilateral naval maneuvers held in the Peter the Great Bay.

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk

Carrier-based aircraft

Carrier-based aircraft, sometimes known as carrier-capable aircraft or carrier-borne aircraft, are naval aircraft designed for operations from aircraft carriers.

Carrier-based aircraft, sometimes known as carrier-capable aircraft or carrier-borne aircraft, are naval aircraft designed for operations from aircraft carriers.

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
A Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish taking-off from HMS Tracker, 1939
An F-35B utilizes a ski-jump to become airborne off the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth
The E-2 Hawkeye is one of the larger air frames on a carrier
A Rafale M with its tailhook down on final approach

The Kuznetsov-class aircraft carriers of the Russian Navy and People's Liberation Army Navy operate the Su-33 (Russia) and J-15 (China) as STOBAR aircraft.

Varyag

Joint Sea 2013

Varyag
Lanzhou (170)

During 5–12 July 2013, warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet and the North Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy participated in Joint Sea 2013 (Chinese name), bilateral naval maneuvers held in the Peter the Great Gulf.

Shandong in 2019

Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong

Shandong in 2019

Shandong (17; ) is a Chinese aircraft carrier that was launched on 26 April 2017 for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of the People's Republic of China.

Location of the Paracel Islands showing the more significant PRC settlements

Paracel Islands

'Xisha' redirects here.

'Xisha' redirects here.

Location of the Paracel Islands showing the more significant PRC settlements
Aerial photo of the Crescent group
Paracel Islands as shown in Zheng He Voyage Map (suggested by some to be the islands to the left at the bottom)
Harbor developments between the Duncan Islands (December 2012)
Letter from South Vietnam's General Staff of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces, dated 02-18-74, concerning the Battle of the Paracel Islands
The Route through Quảng Nam map depicting Bãi Cát Vàng – the Golden Sandbank – off the coast of Quảng Nam, 1634
Atlas produced by Belgian geographer Philippe Vandermaelen (1795-1869), published in 1827 in Belgium, showing Paracel Islands is a part of Vietnam
The Royal Ordinance issued by Emperor Minh Mạng, 1835
Đại Nam Thống Nhất Toàn Đồ – The Unified Đại Nam Complete Map (1838) - distinctly delineated Hoàng Sa and Vạn Lý Trường Sa at the far right margin
1880 German map of Southeast Asia, locating the Paracel Islands as part of "Annam" (Vietnam)
Decree no.174-NV from the presidency of Ngô Đình Diệm, Republic of Vietnam, redistricting the Paracels as part of Quảng Nam Province effective 07-13-1961. Paracels were previously part of Thừa Thiên–Huế Province since 03-30-1938, when redistricted by the government of French Indochina.
Money Island
Pattle Island
Robert Island
Antelope Reef
Bombay Reef
Bremen Bank
Discovery Reef
Iltis Bank
Lincoln Island
North Reef
Passu Keah Reef
Triton Island

On January 16, South Vietnamese naval officers and an American observer reported to Saigon some suspected military activities of the Chinese navy on the Drummond and Duncan islands.

Sanya

Southernmost city on Hainan Island, and one of the four prefecture-level cities of Hainan Province, in Southeast China.

Southernmost city on Hainan Island, and one of the four prefecture-level cities of Hainan Province, in Southeast China.

Sanya (1962)
Sanya city map
Sanya Sunset
Setting Sun at Sanya Beach
East part of Sanya
Sanya River
Beach Scene
Sunset at Sanya Bay
A hotel in Sanya
Sanya Bay Beach
A street corner

It is also the location of Yulin Naval Base a major military facility on the South China Sea which is home to the People's Liberation Army Navy ballistic nuclear missile fleet.

Dalian (110) before modernization.

Type 051 destroyer

Class of guided missile destroyers deployed by China.

Class of guided missile destroyers deployed by China.

Dalian (110) before modernization.
Kaifeng (109) with "X" turret replaced by HQ-7 launcher
The helicopter hangar and flight deck on Jinan (105)

It was the first guided missile destroyer fielded by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and the first designed and built in China.

Harbin at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1997 with the original main gun turret.

Type 052 destroyer

Harbin at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1997 with the original main gun turret.
Harbin at Auckland, New Zealand in 2007 with the low radar profile turret.
Qingdao in 2013 after the major refit.

The Type 051 (NATO/OSD Luhu-class destroyer is a class of destroyers developed in the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

USS George Washington (SSBN-598) – the lead boat of US Navy's first class of Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines (SSBN). George Washington was the first operational nuclear-powered multi-missile strategic deterrence asset fielded by any navy.

Ballistic missile submarine

Submarine capable of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.

Submarine capable of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.

USS George Washington (SSBN-598) – the lead boat of US Navy's first class of Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines (SSBN). George Washington was the first operational nuclear-powered multi-missile strategic deterrence asset fielded by any navy.
Soviet Project 667BD (Delta II class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine
USS Alabama (SSBN-731), an (aka Trident) submarine.
A Project 941 (Typhoon-class) SSBN.
USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635) showing the hatches for the UGM-27 Polaris missiles
The French SNLE

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