Battle of Dong-Yin

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Battle of Dong-Yin
Part of the Cross-Strait conflict
DateMay 1, 1965
LocationDongyin Island, Fukien, Republic of China
Result Tactical Nationalist victory;
Strategically indecisive
 Taiwan  People's Republic of China
Commanders and leaders
Taiwan Ho Ten Song Unknown
Units involved
 Republic of China Navy  People's Liberation Army Navy
1 destroyer 8 gunboats
Casualties and losses
Official claim:
3 killed
4 wounded
7 killed
43 wounded
4 boats sunk
2 boats damaged

The Battle of Dong-Yin (Chinese: 東引海戰) was a naval conflict between forces of the Republic of China Navy and the People's Liberation Army Navy around Dongyin island, Fukien Province, Republic of China on May 1, 1965. Both sides subsequently claimed victory.


Around 40 hours on May 1, 1965, a 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 to 1,000 yards. In the ensuing exchange, 4 PLAN gunboats were sunk, and 2 damaged.


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Coordinates: 26°22′41″N 120°30′25″E / 26.378°N 120.507°E / 26.378; 120.507