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Type 679 Zhenghe (81) Daxin/Daxing Class (Training Ship)

The Daxin-class ship, Zhenghe (81) (pronounced jung ha) - (NATO reporting name Daxin / Daxing, meaning Great Prosper), is an navigation training ship built for training naval cadets. The vessel, named after the great Chinese navigator Zheng He (1371-1433), is the PLA Navy's first domestically designed and built oceangoing training ship. The ship was designed by No.708 Institute, built by Qiuxin shipyard. The ship is equipped with complete teaching and training facilities for 108 cadets.

The ship is equipped with advanced equipment such as satellite navigators and GPS global positioning systems, as well as weapons and equipment such as fully automatic artillery and rocket launchers. Teaching, communications, electromechanical, living, and medical facilities are complete. There are only three large chart rooms. And set up a teaching command center and a teaching color television closed circuit system. On this ship, trainees can conduct internship training in more than 40 subjects such as sailing, Guantong, electromechanical, weapons, shipbuilding, medical and so on. The ship was under the jurisdiction of the Dalian Ship Academy, and visited the United States Hawaii and Thailand in April 1989 and December 1990, respectively.

Type 679 (Daxing) 81 Zhenghe, nautical training ship, designed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation No. 708 Research Institute, on July 6, 1985, Shanghai Qixin Shipyard and the Navy officially signed the construction contract, July 12, 1986 After the dock test and navigation test, it was delivered to the ship on December 30 of the same year. It was delivered to the Navy in April 1987 and was placed under the jurisdiction of the Dalian Ship Academy.

The Zhenghe training ship is the first ocean-going maritime training ship designed and built by China. It can be used in a single ship around the world. The ship is equipped with advanced equipment such as satellite navigation and GPS global positioning system, as well as automatic artillery, rocket deep-bomb launcher and other weapons and equipment. Teaching, communication, electromechanical, living and medical facilities are complete. There are only three large-scale chart rooms. And set up a teaching command center and a teaching color TV closed circuit system. On this ship, students can conduct more than 40 subjects internship training such as navigation, observation, electromechanical, weapons, boat art and medical care.

In 1986, the ship won the first prize of Shanghai Excellent New Product. In 1987, the ship was awarded the Quality Product Award by the Ship Corporation. In 1987, the ship won the Shanghai Super Quality Product Award. In 1989, the ship won the second prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ship Corporation.

Tian Zhong, head of the visiting flotilla of the Chinese Navy, and other officers visit the Tower of DPRK-China Friendship in Pyongyang. capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Aug. 5, 2011. The flotilla of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army left Wonsan Port after its four-day goodwill visit to the DPRK on Monday. The flotilla consists of training ship "Zheng He" and frigate "Luoyang".

Zheng-He embarked on a round-the-world voyage on 17 April 2012 from Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province. This was the first single-ship circumnavigation conducted by a Chinese training vessel. Since it was commissioned in 1987, the Zhenghe had visited more than 30 countries, and sailed 280,000 nautical miles. This was the PLA navy's second round-the-world voyage. The first was undertaken by the guided missile destroyer Qingdao and supply ship Taicang in 2002. Those vessels visited 10 countries in 132 days.

According to the commander, Liao Shining, deputy chief of staff of the PLA navy, the vessel Zhenghe had 308 military personnel aboard, including 110 cadets from Dalian Naval Academy. Over the next five months, they will journey more than 30,000 nautical miles (55,560 km) and visit 11 countries, including Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Italy, Spain and Canada. Military cadets from 13 other countries will be invited aboard the vessel for part of the voyage to live and train with their Chinese counterparts, Liao said.

Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA navy, encouraged the officers, cadets, and sailors to carry out their "harmonious mission". "You are entrusted with the mission of promoting friendship between China and other countries and their navies," Wu said to the crew before the vessel set sail. Wu said this is an innovative mission to improve the training of naval cadets.

China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) midshipmen training vessel Zheng He (Type 679, Hull 81) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 12 October 2015 and was expected to stay until Oct. 16. As part of a planned series of military-to-military exchanges between the two nations, Zheng He will be hosted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65). Chinese and U.S. naval officers conducted dialogues to build confidence and mutual understanding.

According to Capt. Eric Weilenman, chief of staff of Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific, the visit is a good chance for both navies' Sailors to interact with one another. "It's a great opportunity for a mil-to-mil exchange, to develop trust, build confidence in each other's abilities, a great opportunity for the midshipmen to experience Hawaii and to interact with the host ship Sailors," said Weilenman. "They've planned soccer games, tug-of-war, basketball games -- basically an opportunity to interact with our Sailors."

According to Capt. Kevin Brand, commanding officer of USS Chosin, during the ship's visit, U.S. and Chinese Sailors plan to engage in deckplate level events, giving both navies the opportunity to exchange professional knowledge. "While the Zheng He is here, we'll be doing some naval planning exercises on board. We're going to do a search and rescue planning event -- a table-top exercise -- to show them how we go about planning a search and rescue," said Brand. "We'll also do a recovery exercise where we'll actually put a man in the water to show them how we would recover on board the ship and do some medical care. In addition to that, we're also going to do a damage control exercise, where we're going to share some of our best practices."

Chinese naval training vessel Zhenghe set sail from Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning province on 24 October 2016 and arrived respectively in Jakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 4 and Sydney, Australia on Nov. 23 for port calls. Auckland is the third leg of its 68-day outgoing visit voyage, which will be wrapped up on Dec. 30 on schedule. The Zhenghe arrived at Auckland Harbour for a four-day-long friendly visit to New Zealand on December 2, local time.

Consul General Xu Erwen, Chinese Consulate General in Auckland, representatives of overseas Chinese and Chinese students, as well as representatives of officers and soldiers from the Devonport base of the Royal New Zealand Navy, welcomed the visiting Chinese training ship at the dock. During the visit, the Chinese and New Zealand naval officers and soldiers will carry out exchange activities. Rear Admiral Yang Zhengming, commanding officer of the training vessel Zhenghe and superintendent of the Dalian Naval Academy under the Chinese PLA Navy, will meet with Rear Admiral John Martin, chief of Royal New Zealand Navy.

The visiting Chinese naval officers and soldiers went to the Confucius Institute of the Auckland University and a nursing home for old people in Auckland to carry out cultural exchange activities. A total of 349 servicepersons came to Auckland together with the Chinese naval training vessel, including 169 cadets from four academies of the Chinese PLA Navy.

In addition, in 2006, a destroyer detachment of the North Sea Fleet handed over the 544 "Siping" ship to the Naval Dalian Naval Academy, and in 2010 changed its name to "Lushun". Compared with the "Zheng He" and "Qi Jiguang" ships, the "Lvshun" ship is the only 053H1 frigate that has been modified to overtake the helicopter landing deck and hangar. In theory, it can basically provide a similar modern destroyer for the trainees. The internship environment accumulates internship experience on real combat ships.

Compared with the "single seedlings" that require special care in the combat troops (the 544 ship has been modified with the helicopter take-off deck and hangar, the French 100mm compact single-barrel main gun, 324mm anti-submarine torpedo, etc. Unique equipment), it is also a good place to go to the Naval Academy as a teaching ship. However, after the transfer to the shipyard, the ship showed very few appearances and was rarely reported. The 544 ship that has been transferred to the Dalian Shipyard was renamed as "Lushun" in 2010. Since then, there has been no report about the ship.

In recent years, with the development of naval equipment construction, by the time all the planned warships are all delivered to the troops, the People's Navy's regional air defense capability will reach 70 ships. The dumplings are accompanied by a sharp increase in the demand for talents. Under such circumstances, the traditional training equipment has ceased to be sufficient. In addition, these ships are equipped with comprehensive air, sea, submarine and aviation support capabilities. Although the existing training ship has a large tonnage and a strong self-sustaining force, it is still mainly based on navigation training. The two types of naval guns used by the 81 ships are no longer the mainstream equipment of our army, the 82 ships are not fixedly armed, the 76mm and 30mm naval guns of only 83 ships and some electronic equipment are the same as the active warships. In general, they are still unable to satisfy the students. The need to contact more active weapons and electronic equipment during the ship's study.

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