China Delivers Two Frigates to Myanmar Navy
China handed over two Type 053H1 frigates to Myanmar Navy. The ships obtained hull numbers F21 and F23.
Type 053H1 frigates Jianghu-2 (modernized version of Type 053H1 Jianghu-1, retrofitted Soviet Project 50 escort ship) were built in China in 1981-88 by Hudong Shipyard (Shanghai). In total, ten such ships were built for Chinese Navy, one of them was sold to Bangladesh in 1989 and obtained the name of F18 Osman. In 1984-85, two Type 053H1 frigates were built for Egyptian Navy (951 Najim Al-Zafir and 956 El Nasser).
World Maritime News Staff, March 8, 2012; Image: cnblj