With the approval of the Central Military Commission, the first domestically-made aircraft carrier was named "Shandong Ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army", and the port number was "17".
When asked why the second aircraft carrier was officially named the Shandong ship, based on what considerations the Navy spokesman Cheng Dewei said, the "Navy Ship Naming Regulations" clearly stated that cruisers and amphibious assault ships and above are classified as administrative provinces and municipalities. First name. According to this regulation, taking into account various factors such as the willingness to apply in various provinces and municipalities, China's second aircraft carrier was named "Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Shandong Ship". In addition, according to the ship naming convention, in order to maintain the orderly, neat and unified connection of the carrier number, the Shandong ship number was extended to "17" on the basis of the Liaoning ship.
In response to "What advances and improvements in the technical performance of the Shandong ship compared with the Liaoning ship?" Cheng Dewei said, Shandong ship is based on domestic independent design and construction, focusing on solving the overall design of the aircraft carrier, hull construction, and localization of main power equipment. Improved comprehensive combat effectiveness and comprehensive support level.
China's second carrier, the Shandong Ship, started construction in 2013. In 2016, the carrier carrier officers and men began to enter the carrier. The ship was launched at the Dalian Shipyard on April 26, 2017, and the first sea trial on May 13, 2018. It is reported that the tens of millions of parts and components of China's first domestically produced aircraft carrier are all made in China, which has realized completely independent design, independent construction and independent matching.