ROKS Cheonan

  • roks cheonan (pcc-772)
    2010.4.16 천안함 마지막 훈련 모습 (7445518816).jpg
    cheonan underway at sea in march 2010, three days before being sunk by a torpedo from a north korean submarine.
    history
    flag of south korea (1997–2011).svgsouth korea
    name: roks cheonan (天安/천안)
    namesake: cheonan
    builder:
    • korea tacoma marine ind., ltd.
    • masan, south korea
    launched: january 1989
    commissioned: 1989
    identification: pennant number pcc-772
    fate: sunk on 26 march 2010 at 37°55′45″n 124°36′02″e / 37°55′45″n 124°36′02″e / 37.92917; 124.60056
    status:

    salvaged in april 2010.

    now a memorial/museum ship in pyeongtaek.[1]
    notes: [2][3][4]
    general characteristics
    class and type: pohang-class corvette
    displacement: 1,200 tonnes
    length: 88 m (289 ft)
    draft: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
    propulsion: codog unit
    speed:
    • maximum 32 knots (59 km/h)
    • cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)
    range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
    crew: 104
    armament:
    • 4 × harpoon missiles
    • 2 × oto melara(76mm)/62 compact cannon
    • 2 × breda 40mm/70 cannon
    • 6 × mark 46 torpedoes
    • 12 × mark 9 depth charges
    notes: [5][6][7]

    roks cheonan (pcc-772) was a pohang-class corvette 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.[3][4][8][9][10]

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ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)
2010.4.16 천안함 마지막 훈련 모습 (7445518816).jpg
Cheonan underway at sea in March 2010, three days before being sunk by a torpedo from a North Korean submarine.
History
Flag of South Korea (1997–2011).svgSouth Korea
Name: ROKS Cheonan (天安/천안)
Namesake: Cheonan
Builder:
Launched: January 1989
Commissioned: 1989
Identification: Pennant number PCC-772
Fate: Sunk on 26 March 2010 at 37°55′45″N 124°36′02″E / 37°55′45″N 124°36′02″E / 37.92917; 124.60056
Status:

Salvaged in April 2010.

Now a memorial/museum ship in Pyeongtaek.[1]
Notes: [2][3][4]
General characteristics
Class and type: Pohang-class corvette
Displacement: 1,200 tonnes
Length: 88 m (289 ft)
Draft: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: CODOG unit
Speed:
  • Maximum 32 knots (59 km/h)
  • Cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
Crew: 104
Armament:
Notes: [5][6][7]

ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) was a Pohang-class corvette 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.[3][4][8][9][10]