The Algerian Navy has commissioned a second China-built C28A guided missile corvette, according to a report carried by the semi-official Chinese newspaper PLA Daily on 15 March and corroborated by IHS Jane’s with Algerian internet sources.
The vessel, which has been named El Fatih and given the pennant number 921, was commissioned in Algiers on 10 March in a ceremony attended by the Algerian People’s National Army chief of staff, General Ahmed Gaid Salah, images of the ceremony retrieved from social media has confirmed.
El Fatih is part of a three-vessel contract signed between the Algerian Ministry of Defence and China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) in May 2012. First-of-class Adhafer (920) was commissioned in November 2015. […]