The Type 62 (NATO codename: Shanghai-II class) is a small gun patrol boat. Over 300 examples were built between 1982 and 1988 for both PLA Navy and foreign customers. It is believed that about 100 boats are still in operational and reserve service with the PLA Navy.
The Type 62C has two twin-barrel 37mm antiaircraft artillery (AAA) guns and two twin-barrel 25mm AAA guns. The boat could also carry eight deep charges for antisubmarine warfare (ASW), and/or six mines for mine warfare. The Type 62 is only suitable for costal patrol, and cannot be deployed far from the homeport. The self reliance endurance of the boat is 7 days.