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China launched two more massive Type 055 warships

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Type 055 China Destroyer Launch

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Each Type 055 destroyer (called a cruiser by the US Navy) displaces over 13,000 tons, and has the heaviest missile load of any post Cold War warship.

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On July 3rd, China launched two gigantic "Renhai" Type 055 guided missile destroyers (DDG). Along with one 25,000 ton Type 071 landing platform dock, another 13,000-14,000 ton Type 055 DDG launched this April, and one 7,500 ton Type 052D,

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