China’s Navy Now Has More Warships The The U.S. Navy

Chinese sailors watch a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warship pull into Djibouti. Xinhua Photo

Popular Mechanics: China Now Has More Warships Than the U.S.

But sometimes quantity doesn’t trump quality.

China now has more warships than the United States Navy. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), informally known as the Chinese Navy, recently hit a landmark number of 300 ships—thirteen more than the U.S. Navy.

Although admittedly imposing, the number doesn’t tell the whole story. America’s fleet is much larger on a ship-by-ship basis, including eleven nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and an almost equal number of amphibious assault ships.


WNU Editor: The Chinese Navy may not have the quality, but they are getting better …. Former Navy Intel Officer: Chinese Navy ‘Very Competent,’ Getting Better (USNI News).

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