The first aircraft carrier with the electromagnetic catapult device in China was launched in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on June 17,2022.
This is the third aircraft carrier owned by China Navy and is named after the Fujian province as “Fujian Ship of the People’s Liberation Army Navy of the China” with the hull number “18”.
The other 2 aircraft carriers are the Shandong and the Liaoning, both were built in Dalian Shipyard.
The Fujian ship is the first catapult aircraft carrier completely independently designed and built by China, using a straight through long flight deck, equipped with electromagnetic catapult and blocking devices for war planes, and a full load displacement of 80,000 tons. After launched, The ship’s mooring and navigational tests will be carried out as planned.
Congratulations to China shipbuilding industry and Jiangnan Shipyard.
I had again visited Jiangnan Shipyard this January and I do hope to visit more for experiencing the progress of global shipbuilding industry.