Hong-wu: Year 20, Month Intercalary 6, Day 12
27 Jul 1387
The Fu-jian Regional Military Commission was ordered to oversee the preparation of 100 sea-going ships. Guang-dong was to prepare double that number. They were also required to arrange weapons and grain rations and meet in Zhe-jiang in the ninth month (Oct/Nov 1387) to wait before leaving for Champa to capture the Japanese yi (倭夷).
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 6, page 2752