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REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY (SOUTH KOREA)

COASTAL FORCES

BAEKDUSAN submarine chasers (1942-1945/1950-1964)

Baekdusan 1950

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
백두산 <Baekdusan> (ex-PC823) 701 Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 11/1943 15/1/1944 7/1944 // 1/1950 stricken 1960
금강산 <Geumgangsan> (ex-PC799) 702 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 7/1943 14/8/1943 8/1944 // 6/1950 stricken 1960
삼각산 <Samgaksan> (ex-PC(C)802, ex-PC802) 703 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 8/1943 25/9/1943 1/1945 // 1950 stricken 1960
지리산 <Jirisan> (ex-PC810) 704 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 10/1943 11/12/1943 4/1945 // 1950 sunk 12/1951
한라산 <Hanlasan> (ex-PC485) 705 Consolidated SB, New York, USA 5/1941 20/12/1941 4/1942 // 1/1952 foundered 11/1962
묘향산 <Myohyangsan> (ex-PC600) 706 Consolidated SB, New York, USA 2/1942 9/5/1942 8/1942 // 1/1952 stricken 1968
오대산 <Odaesan> (ex-Winnemucca, ex-PC1145) 707 Defoe, Bay City, USA 6/1943 27/10/1943 6/1944 // 11/1960 stricken 1975
금정산 <Geumjeongsan> (ex-Grosse Pointe, ex-PC1546) 708 Consolidated SB, New York, USA 11/1943 30/1/1944 6/1944 // 11/1960 stricken 1975
설악산 <Seolaksan> (ex-Chadron, ex-PC564) 709 Consolidated SB, New York, USA 1/1942 12/4/1942 7/1942 // 1/1964 stricken 1975
  

Displacement standard, t

280

Displacement full, t

450

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

3.30 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

SF or SO or SU radar, sonar

Complement 70

Ship project history: Former USN PC 173ft submarine chasers. First ship was purchased in September 1949 and delivered next year, next four were transferred during Korean War.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Jirisan was mined and sunk 26/12/1951 off Wonsan. Hanlasan was sunk in a typhoon at Guam in November 1962, later raised and scrapped in 1964.

Odaesan 1961

Ivan Gogin, 2016