Monday, 16 April 2018

Chinese 5 Fleet strengthened with motor boats and landing craft according to a CIA report dated 5 June 1952

An item reported that by the Dairen Shipyard 12 gunboats of 100-200 tons and at least 10 landing craft in April 1952 sailed from Dairen, China to Tsingtao, China. The latest graduates of the Tsingtao Joint Naval School brought the vessels to Shanghai, China arriving on 10 May 1952 and added by the East China Naval Command to the 5 Fleet and stationed at sea near Chenhai, China (geographical position 121-42 &29-58).

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R012300350010-0