Well..........i too thought it was 4, as it was stated on Chinese Wiki that a 052D Destroyer had been commissioned elsewhere on the 23rd April, but it was later noted that the date had changed on that site to the 16th. Anyway 4 ships in just a few days is remarkable. Well if you go back to the 12th April another 052D was commissioned then..................so that's actually 5 major warships for the PLAN in one month. A 094 Nuclear Ballistic sub, the first 075 LHD, the 3rd 055 Cruiser/Destroyer and the 18th & 19th 052D Destroyers.
Maybe he is hinting 055B technological revolution from 055A like the rumored upgrade of electromagnetic railguns and integrated electric propulsion etc.Henri Kenhmann posted this East Pendulum tweeter message on type 055.
"Type 055, 101 Nanchang, il sera très vite démodé..."
Chinese translation: 055型，101南昌，它会很快老式。。。
English translation: Type 055, 101 Nanchang, it will be very quickly old-fashioned ...
Is he indicating the new type 055B will be vastly different from 055A? Or the new star attraction in Chinese Navy watching will be focusing on something else like 003, 09IV, 09V or whatever?
I bet PLAN will surely send 101 for a major upgrade on its next shipyard maintenance.Maybe he is hinting 055B technological revolution from 055A like the rumored upgrade of electromagnetic railguns and integrated electric propulsion etc.
Kinda of like 052B to 052C/D. 052B is very quickly old-fashioned. If he meant other new star projects, I would think he would use words like "new love" or 'new interest" for the Chinese navy watching community.