Chinese Aircraft Carrier No.16 'Liaoning'
Photo Source: Chinese Internet
This is a damn great photo of the ship!!!..
China's first aircraft carrier is now named "Liaoning" after the northeast province .
The carrier's hull number, "16," has been painted on the bow, suggesting it would soon be put into service. The name will be officially announced on the first day of its commissioning, the navy authority has said.
Meanwhile, the hull number "16" that has just been painted on the carrier led to speculation that it was to commemorate Liu Huaqing, the country's former Naval Commander Admiral, because his home province of Hubei is China's 16th province in terms of its geological position.
Liu, who died last year, was known as the "Father of China's Aircraft Carrier" because of his support for the program.