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REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY (SOUTH KOREA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFT

GEUMSAN coastal minesweepers (1959-1975)

Geumsan 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
금산 <Geumsan> 522, 1980- 551 Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Is, USA     12/6/1959 stricken 2008
고흥 <Goheung> 523, 1980- 552 Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Is, USA     14/8/1959 stricken 2008
금호 <Geumdok> 525, 1980- 553 Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Is, USA     30/8/1959 stricken 2008
남양 <Namyang> 526, 1980- 555 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA     13/8/1963 stricken 2008
하동 <Hadong> 527, 1980- 556 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA     14/10/1963 stricken 2008
삼척 <Samcheok> 528, 1980- 557 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA     20/6/1968 stricken 2008
영동 <Yeongdong> 529, 1980- 558 Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Is, USA     1/9/1975 stricken 2008
옥천 <Okcheon> 530, 1980- 559 Harbor Boat Building, Terminal Is, USA     1/9/1975 stricken 2008

 

Displacement standard, t

522, 523, 525: 320

526-530: 315

Displacement full, t

522, 523, 525: 370

526-530: 380

Length, m

522, 523, 525: 41.5 pp 43.0 oa

526-530: 44.3

Breadth, m

522, 523, 525: 7.95

526-530: 8.29

Draught, m

522, 523, 525: 2.55

526-530: 2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

522, 523, 525: 2 General Motors Electromotive Div. 8-268A diesels

526-530: 4 General Motors 6-71 diesels

Power, h. p.

522, 523, 525: 1200

526-530: 1020

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

522, 523, 525: diesel oil 40

526-530: diesel oil 33

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(14)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 3 x 1 - 12.7/90, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Sensors

Decca 45 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

40

Ship project history: Former USN wooden-hulled YMS type coastal minesweepers.

Modernizations: 1990s, Hadong, Samcheok, Yeongdong, Okcheon: - UQS-1 sonar; + Type 2022 sonar

Naval service: No significant events.

Yeongdong 1975

Samcheok 1998

Ivan Gogin, 2016