China’s second Type 075 amphibious assault ship is expected to be launched in Shanghai on Wednesday afternoon, according to local media.
On Monday, the Maritime Safety Administration of China announced that a new ship built by Hudong Zhonghua shipyard will undock from 1:20pm to 2:50pm. A water area of 1,500 meters long and 350 meters wide near the dock will be restricted for navigation, the release said.
Although the notice did not identify the ship, local media are reporting that it is expected to be the second Type 075.
In September 2019, China officially launched the first Type 075. The second Type 075 is being simultaneously built in the same dry dock as the first and it is likely that the planned third Type 075 will be built in the same location.
In term of size and tonnage, Type 075 is estimated to be larger than the Australian Canberra class or French Mistral class and second only to the U.S. Navy’s Wasp class and America class on the world stage.
Last month, a fire broke out on the first in class, you can read more about that here.