Naval port of China’s first aircraft carrier disclosed in Qingdao

According to a new report by the, since February 27, China’s first aircraft carrier—the Liaoning (Varyag) harbored at a naval port in Qingdao, it has been carrying every test and training and will set out on its voyage this year. At present, the naval port has been equipped with the ability of harboring aircraft carrier and tests are being carried out smoothly.

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The naval port lies near the hill and connects the sea. Its wharf naval forms a 90 degree angle with the coastline, so the ship can make its way straight to the sea. The huge Liaoning ship harbored at one side of the wharf and is fixed firmly with 16 nos. of bowl-wide cables. The wharf is built like a jetty structure, whose appearance is similar to that of the other naval ports. However, it took five years to complete the wharf and overcome over 40 worldwide technical problems, such as the precasting of oversized caisson, oversea transport and underwater installation.

3000 plus cabins confused the crews

At the beginning of the establishment of the army, the crews of the aircraft carrier Liaoning often got lost in the carrier. Nothing but the number of cabins is more than 3000!

The Captain Liu Hui, served as a marine for more than 20 years, joined the aircraft carrier Liaoning for the first time and was also bewildered by the cabins. “It seemed that I walked into a huge maze and I did not know where the head was and where end of the carrier was,” said Liu Hui.

The embarrassment of getting lost made Liu Hui and his comrades understand each of them on the aircraft carrier is like a primary student! And in order to obtain the driving license, the only way is to learn more.

There are more than 20 decks, 300 straight and inclined ladders and passages of a few kilometers. During that period, Liu Hui and his team work together. Starting from memorizing the ways, the crews pursue their study in the aircraft carrier.


In-depth disclosure of the details of China’s aircraft carrier


In a quiet early morning, the aircraft carrier Liaoning harbored at a naval port in Qingdao.

The sun rised slowly, painting the deck with some bright golden color. Not far away from the sea, the seagulls flew merrily. A few small seabirds strolled leisurely on the fence of the deck.

However, in the aircraft carrier, the journalist witnessed a different scene. In the passage, the soldiers hurried on their missions; from time to time, various commands came out from the radio.

We look calm but feel nervous inside. “Time is not enough and there are a lot of things left to do. We must race against time,” says Wang Xueliang, the vice leader of the ship.

It was April 9, 2013, the 49th day since the aircraft carrier harbored at its home port.


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