Dongleng-class reefer ship
Dongleng (东冷, meaning East Cold) class reefer ship is a class of naval auxiliary ship currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and at least thirteen 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|
|Commissioned:||1960 - 1962|
|In service:||1960 onward|
|Displacement:||1,290 long tons (1,310 t)|
|Length:||60.5 m (198 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||9 m (29 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||4 m (13 ft 1 in)|
|Propulsion:||6DRN marine diesel engines, 750 hp (559 kW)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
Dongleng 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. These ships are being retired in since early 2010s.
|Dongleng||Bei-Leng 531||1960 -1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Bei-Leng 591||1960 - 1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Bei-Leng 592||1960 -1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Bei-Leng 594||1960 - 1962||Active||North Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Dong-Leng 794||1960 -1962||Active||East Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Nan-Leng 972||1960 - 1962||Active||South Sea Fleet|
|Dongleng||Nan-Leng 975||1960 - 1962||Active||South Sea Fleet|
- "Dongleng class AF". Retrieved April 3, 2013.