The first domestic aircraft carrier was delivered to the navy, and the era of China’s dual aircraft carriers began

On the afternoon of December 17, 2019, my country’s first domestically-made aircraft carrier Shandong Ship was delivered to the Navy at a military port in Sanya, Hainan. Upon approval, my country’s first domestically-made aircraft carrier was named “Shandong Ship of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy”, with the port number “17”.

On December 31, 2015, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense announced that China is building a domestic aircraft carrier. It has been four years since then, and China’s dream of owning the first domestic aircraft carrier has finally come true.

According to official reports, construction of the first domestically produced aircraft carrier started in November 2013 and in-dock construction began in March 2015. On April 26, 2017, the launching ceremony of the first domestically-made aircraft carrier was held in Dalian. Undocking and launching is one of the major milestones in the construction of an aircraft carrier, marking a major milestone in China’s independent design and construction of aircraft carriers.

On May 13, 2018, the domestic aircraft carrier ushered in the much-anticipated moment in the heavy fog-the first sea trial. Since then, the curtain of sea trials has been slowly opened. So far, the domestic aircraft carrier has carried out nine sea trials.

On November 17, 2019, the domestic aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait and went to the relevant waters of the South China Sea to carry out scientific research experiments and routine training, and docked at a military port in Sanya. Facts have proved that this is the “home” of the domestic aircraft carrier. As early as 2013, the Liaoning ship had already berthed at the military port for supplies. According to Xinhua News Agency, the military port is a large-scale military port designed and built by the Navy itself, with corresponding supporting facilities to meet the berthing needs of various large surface ships. Geng Yansheng, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense at the time, responded to the news that a new aircraft carrier base was being built in Sanya, saying that it is very necessary and normal for the Chinese army to carry out necessary maintenance and renovation of military facilities including military ports.

On December 17, 2019, the domestic aircraft carrier Shandong with hull number 17 was listed in a military port in Sanya. Among the coincidences of “Double 17”, there is another coincidence – this day in history, Beiyang Navy was in Weihai, Shandong Weihaiwei Liu The official establishment of Gongdao has spanned 131 years of history.

Prior to this, China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning was delivered to the Navy on September 25, 2012. The Liaoning is a conventionally powered medium-sized aircraft carrier, and the take-off and landing method of the carrier-based aircraft is a ski-jump.

So far, after the Shandong ship was delivered and put into use, China entered the era of dual aircraft carriers.

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