The destroyer "Anshan" - 101, a national first-class cultural relic, is the first destroyer of the People's Navy. The ship was originally a "Gorky" class destroyer with torpedoes as the main weapon of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, also known as a "lightning strike ship." Launched in 1940 and commissioned in 1941, it was named "Kokang" at the time. It has a full load displacement of 2581 tons, a maximum speed of 34 knots, and an endurance of 2,300 nautical miles. The main weapons are two triple-mounted 533 mm torpedo launchers, 4 130 mm naval guns and 4 double-mounted naval guns. In the Second World War, it shot down a German plane and was commended by the Soviet command. In October 1954, as the first destroyer my country purchased from the Soviet Union, it arrived in Qingdao. It was finalized as Type 07, ship number 101, named after the heavy industry city "Anshan" and called the "Anshan" ship. In the early 1970s, the torpedo launcher was dismantled and converted into a ship-to-ship guided missile destroyer.
In the 38 years of service in the People’s Navy, the "Anshan" ship has repeatedly completed important tasks assigned by its superiors. It has received visits from 9 heads of state, heads of government, and military delegations. It has received Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Deng Xiaoping, Peng Dehuai, and Liu Bocheng. , He Long, Chen Yi, Luo Ronghuan, Ye Jianying, Nie Rongzhen, Xu Xiangqian and other party, state and military leaders. On August 4, 1957, on the waters of Jiaozhou Bay in Qingdao, Premier Zhou Enlai, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and Chairman Mao, inspected the naval vessels and aviation units on the "Anshan" ship. On June 4, 1962, when Zhou Enlai inspected the "Anshan" ship again, he wrote the inscription "All the comrades on the Anshan hold the red flag of victory for Chairman Mao's thoughts and march forward bravely". On May 19, 1980, under the escort of 4 submarine hunting boats, the "Anshan" ship held the ashes laying ceremony of the late President Liu Shaoqi in the waters of Qingdao Dagong Island. On April 24, 1992, the "Anshan" ship was decommissioned and displayed as an important historical relic in the Chinese Navy Museum.