this article is about the south korean naval ship. for the article about the sinking of this ship, see roks cheonan sinking.
roks cheonan (pcc-772)
cheonan underway at sea in march 2010, three days before being sunk by a torpedo from a north korean submarine.
roks cheonan (天安/천안)
korea tacoma marine ind., ltd.
masan, south korea
pennant number pcc-772
sunk on 26 march 2010 at 37°55′45″n124°36′02″e / 37°55′45″n124°36′02″e / 37.92917; 124.60056
salvaged in april 2010.
now a memorial/museum ship in pyeongtaek.
class and type:
88 m (289 ft)
2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
maximum 32 knots (59 km/h)
cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)
4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
4 × harpoon missiles
2 × oto melara(76mm)/62 compact cannon
2 × breda 40mm/70 cannon
6 × mark 46 torpedoes
12 × mark 9 depth charges
roks cheonan (pcc-772) was a pohang-classcorvette of the republic of korea navy (rokn), commissioned in 1989. on 26 march 2010, she broke in two and sank near the sea border with north korea, killing 46 sailors. an investigation conducted by an international team of experts from south korea, united states, united kingdom, canada, australia, and sweden concluded that cheonan was sunk by a torpedo launched by a north korean yeono-class miniature submarine.
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) was a Pohang-classcorvette of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), commissioned in 1989. On 26 March 2010, she broke in two and sank near the sea border with North Korea, killing 46 sailors. An investigation conducted by an international team of experts from South Korea, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden concluded that Cheonan was sunk by a torpedo launched by a North Korean Yeono-class miniature submarine.