China's Most Advanced Warship ABLAZE

China's Most Advanced Warship ABLAZE

China's People's Liberation Army - Navy ship "Longushan" is reportedly ablaze just off the coast of China tonight.   The vessel is reported to be "China's most advanced warship."

No OFFICIAL word on what caused the fire.  (There ARE rumors . . . .)

All mention of this is being rapidly scrubbed from China social media networks, and no official information is coming out of Beijing.

The vessel bears Hull Number 980 and is described as a Type 071 landing ship.

China's fifth Type 071 amphibious transport dock (LPD) Longhushan; with hull number 980) was commissioned with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) on September 12, 2018 in Shanghai.

Originally designed after the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1996, the Type 071, measuring 210 meters long and 28 meters wide, is capable of carrying an 800-man marine battalion and some 20 amphibious tanks.

 

 

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