China's latest Jiangdao-class (Type 056) corvette was launched on 29 December at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, according to Chinese media.
The ship is the 13th of the class to be launched by the yard since May 2012.
Three more of the class were commissioned in December 2016, bringing the total in service with the Chinese Navy to 30, with more than 10 others in build or on trials.
Four of these are at Hudong-Zhonghua and are believed to be the anti-submarine warfare variants (Type 056A).
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