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Republic of Korea Corvettes and Patrol Vessels

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Pohang Class Corvette LOA 290′ TDISP 1,200 tons (14 active, 9 retired, 2 preserved, 1 sunk)

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ROKS Yeosu PCC-765 Nov. 2015. Credit: 대한민국 국군 Republic of Korea Armed Forces, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Pohang Jinhae 2018ROKS Pohang PCC-756 (1984 – 2009) Museum Ship at Pohang ROKS Pohang Museum ship Pohang 2017

ROKS Cheonan PCC-772 (1989-2010) Sunk by an apparent North Korean submarine-launched torpedo with the loss of 46 sailors. The major sections of the wreck were later raised, taken to Pyeongtaek naval base and investigated. The wreck is now on display as a memorial exhibit.

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The forward section of the salvaged ROKS Cheonan wreck. Credit: 대한민국 국군 Republic of Korea Armed Forces, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

ROKS Cheonan wreck Pyeongtaek 2013ROKS Cheonan memorial Pyeongtaek 2015

Donghae Class corvette LOA 256′ TDISP 1,100 tons (4, 3 retired and disposed of, 1 transferred to Colombia, service 1983-2011)

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ROKS Su Won PCC-752 ca. 2014 Credit: Enrique, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Donghae Class CC Busan SK 2009

ROKS Anyang PCC-755 (1983-2011) transferred to Colombia, ARC Nariño CM-55 (2014)Donghae Class CC Bahia de malaga colombia 2019

Yoon Youngha Class Patrol Vessel LOA 207′ TDISP 570′ (19 active, 4 building) one variant is smaller

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Hyun Sihak PKG-718, 2009 대한민국 국군 Republic of Korea Armed Forces [CC BY-SA 2.0]
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Chamsuri Class PKM “Patrol Killer Medium” LOA 121′ TDISP 170 tons (75, all retired, also exported, service from 1978-ca.2014)

PKM-285 (1978-ca. 2014) Preserved as museum ship, out of water, at Seoul Battleship Park since 2018.

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PKM 285 and 279 alongside at Seogwipo Harbor, 2014. Credit: Hunini, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons ROKS Chamsuri class patrol museum Seoul 2020

PKM-301 / replica of PKM-357 preserved at War Memorial of Korea, Seoul since installation in 2010. PKM-301 has been modified to replicate the battle damage PKM-357 suffered at the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong, June 2002, while fighting against North Korean naval units.

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PKM-301 repainted as PKM-357 with battle damage added, War Memorial of Korea, ca. 2011. Credit: Mztourist, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

ROKS Chamsuri class patrol museum War Memorial Seoul 2020

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