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Vietnam receives second ROKN corvette

17th October 2018 - 09:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur


Vietnam’s second 1,200t Pohang-class corvette – formerly operated by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) – appeared in a South Korean international fleet review off the coast of Jeju on 11 October.

The former ROKS Yeosu now carries pennant number HQ-20 in the Vietnam People’s Navy. As recently as September 2018 it was in a South Korean shipyard being brought back to life.

After the review, the corvette was believed to be heading to Da Nang, according to Kim Do Hyon, South Korea’s Ambassador to Vietnam. It will subsequently undergo refurbishment in a Vietnamese shipyard.

The 88.3m-long corvette is

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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