About Us Contact Submission Guidelines Permissions Advertising. Rather than surrendering, the heavily armed crew first turned on itself and then tried to fight its way back to the border , resulting in the death of thirty-seven Koreans from both nations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yoon Youngha Han Sanggook Jo Chunhyung Hwang Dohyun Suh Hoowon Park Donghyuk Jung Geungmo. A YONO Class boat was reported as involved in the Cheonan sinking in , and one was reported lost in Check date values in: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
9 North Koreans Dead in Submarine
NOVA - Official Website | The Threat of Midget Subs Today
In civilian use, midget submarines are generally called submersibles ; commercial submersibles are used in, for example, underwater maintenance, exploration, archaeology, and scientific research. The Indonesian Navy has shown some interest in having a new Midget Class submarine, built by local shipyards, for coastal rather than open water patrol. Two years ago, a ton North Korean submarine ran aground some 50 kilometers to the south, leading to a breakdown in attempts to bring the two nations to the negotiating table. President Kim Dae Jung placed military units on full alert throughout the sensitive northeast region of South Korea, ordering them "to defend swiftly but carefully" against the possibility of North Korean retaliation for the capture of the submarine.
Tell us what you think. Apparently, the exercise was undetected by the South. Lee cites quite launch, whereby the torpedo 'swims' away under its own power rather than being forcible ejected from the torpedo tube which is noisy and may alert the target to the launch as the motive for this arrangement. The captured midget submarine, According to declassified CIA documents North Korea imported six 16 meter long midget submarines from Yugoslavia in Also referred to as the Yeono class , these submarines displace tons, significantly less than North Korea's larger 1,ton Romeo-class submarines.