Battle of Dong-Yin
|Naval Battle of Dongyin Island|
|Part of the Chinese Civil War|
|Republic of China||People's Republic of China|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Ho Ten Song||Unknown|
|1 destroyer||8 gunboats|
|Casualties and losses|
|4 boats sunk
2 boats damaged
The Battle of Dong-Yin (東引海戰) was a naval conflict between forces of the Republic of China Navy and the People's Liberation Army Navy around the Dongyin island, Fukien Province, Republic of China on May 1, 1965. Both sides subsequently claimed victory.
Around 040 hours on May 1, 1965, an ROCN Northern Division Dong-jiang class destroyer on patrol northeast of Dong-Yin Island encountered a PLAN force consisting of 8 fast attack gunboats. The PLAN combatants attempted to encircle the ROCN destroyer, and the two sides exchanged fire from a distance of 500 - 1000 yards. In the ensuing exchange, 4 PLAN gunboats were sunk, and 2 damaged.