Corvettes and Patrol Ships
Fugas class/Tral type Minesweeper (Type 53) / Sariwon Class Corvette LOA 202′ / 61.6 m TDISP 650 (5 active, service since 1960s) Two Soviet Fugas class Tral-type minesweepers, active since 1938, were transferred to North Korea in 1953. In the 1960s, the first large, domestically built warships, the Sariwon class corvettes, were heavily influenced by the Trals.
Hainan or Taechong class patrol vessels LOA 193-199′ / 58.8-60.7 m TDISP ca. 400 tons (many active)
Osa I/Soju Class missile boats LOA 127′ / 38.7 m TDISP 175 tons. Soju class is derived from the Osa but slightly longer. For many more views please see other units under the Russian Navy page.
Nongo Class Fast Attack Craft LOA 115-130′ / 35.1-39.6 m TDISP ca. 200 tons. Surface Effect Ship, Catamaran hulled. Several designs- An original 130′ stealthy design, a “type A” and “type B” shorter, non-stealthy designs. These are armed with Russian style Kh-35 anti-ship missiles.
Komar Class / Project 183R LOA 83′ / 25.3 m TDISP 66 tons. First missile boat in World. The Sohung class is derived from the original Russian Komars.
Shershen class / Project 206 Shtorm Torpedo boats LOA 112′ / 34.1 m TDISP 170 tons