An image posted on the website of the Nanchong municipal government suggests that the 41st Type 056 corvette may have entered service with the PLAN. (Via nanchong.gov.cn)
Andrew Tate, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
11 June 2018
The 41st Type 056 (Jiangdao-class) corvette appears to have entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
A photograph posted on the website of the municipal government of Nanchong shows a Type 056 flying the usual commissioning flags, with the ship’s company paraded on the jetty and lining the side.
The picture accompanies a report stating that city representatives visited the ship on 1 June to mark its naming after the city.
Sources indicate the hull number to be 557
The commissioning ceremony of 35th Type 056/056A corvette Xuancheng/宣城 (hull number 535) is going to be held in a few days
Jiangdao Class (Type 056): Details