053H1 Zhaotong / 昭通 / Zhaotong frigate from the Navy of the People’s Republic of China

As the newest ships entered the PLA Navy, on April 28, 2021, at the Southern Fleet naval base in Sanya, a ceremony was held for the withdrawal of the 053H1 Zhaotong / 昭通 / Zhaotong frigate from the Navy of the People’s Republic of China (tail number 555). 

The ship was built at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai in 1986 and transferred to the PLA Navy in 1987.  It is reported that the frigate will be transferred to the Dalian Naval Academy, where it will be used as a training ship.