Dongdao-class reefer ship
Dongdao (东岛, meaning East Island) class reefer ship is a class of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and at least three units were completed and entered service with PLAN from 1960 thru 1962. This class can carry between seven hundred to eight hundred tons of frozen cargo.
|Completed:||1960 - 1962|
|Acquired:||1960 - 1962|
|Commissioned:||1960 - 1962|
|In service:||1960 onward|
|Displacement:||1,600 long tons (1,600 t)|
|Length:||65.7 m (215 ft 7 in)|
|Beam:||12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||4 m (13 ft 1 in)|
|Propulsion:||1 × marine diesel engine|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Dongdao class ships in PLAN service are designated by a combination of two Chinese characters followed by three-digit number. The second Chinese character is Leng (冷), meaning cold in Chinese, because these ships are classified as refrigerator ship. The first Chinese character denotes which fleet the ship is service with, with East (Dong, 东) for East Sea Fleet, North (Bei, 北) for North Sea Fleet, and South (Nan, 南) for South Sea Fleet. However, the pennant numbers may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention.
|Dongdao||Bei-Leng 201||1960 -1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongdao||Bei-Leng 599||1960 - 1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongdao||Dong-Leng 791||1960 - 1962||Active||East Sea Fleet|
- "Dongdao class AF". Retrieved April 3, 2013.