Why China’s Type 075 warship is more than it seems – the secret is in its hull number

May 8, 2021 | INVESTING

It’s just two digits but the number on the hull of the first of China’s largest amphibious landing helicopter docks (LHD) points to a high value.The first Type 075 Yushen-class Hainan ship was given the pennant number “31” when the PLA Navy commissioned it on April 23, the navy’s 72nd anniversary.Smaller amphibious transport docks already in service have three-digit pennant numbers starting with “9”.Defence experts said the two digits put the LHD on a par with the country’s flagship aircraft…

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