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CHINESE MISSILE SUPPORT SHIP IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, navy, western australia by freoview on August 18, 2016

 

The People’s Liberation Army Navy ship Yuan Wang of the People’s Republic of China entered Fremantle Port this morning and was welcomed by a small crowd of Chinese people at Victoria Quay.

The Yuan Wang is an impressive looking vessel that looks like a spy ship, but it is a tracking and support vessel for intercontinental ballistic missiles. It was built in 1977.

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  1. freoview said, on August 23, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    sure Betty

    Roel

  2. Betty said, on August 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Very impressive vessel. Roel, May I have your permission to copy pic onto my Facebook, please? Thanks

  3. freoview said, on August 19, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you Andrew. I did not see the 6!

    Roel

  4. Andrew Priest (Aushiker) said, on August 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Just a small correction but this is the Yuan Wang 6 [IMO 9439527] [she is classified as a research vessel BTW] so she was commissioned/built in April 2008, not 1997. You can find a little more on her at http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:558598/mmsi:413326000/vessel:9439527/_:90a3ded7a045dd6e240a4f2006ddf88d


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