China builds world’s largest aircraft carrier dock in South China Sea

(From The National Interest)

China has built the world’s largest aircraft carrier dock in its naval base in the South China Sea.

File photo of three Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarines moored at China's new naval facility located in Yalong bay in Hainan

File photo of three Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarines moored at China’s new naval facility located in Yalong bay in Hainan

This week the Canadian-based Asian security magazine, Kanwa Asian Defence, reported that China had completed work on a 700 meter-long dock at its sprawling Sanya naval complex in Hainan province in the South China Sea. According to the report, the dock is able to service ships on both sides, allowing it to accommodate two aircraft carriers or other large ships at the same time.

That would make the new dock the longest in the world. Indeed, the report noted that America’s aircraft carrier docks in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as its carrier base in Japan, were between 400 and 430 meters long. Read More



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