The web site Naval News reported that Admiral Yudo Margono, the Chief of Workers of the Indonesian Navy introduced that the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will switch a retired corvette to Indonesian. Admiral Yudo Margono had requested the switch of three corvettes throughout a go to to the Republic of Korea (ROK) in April of final 12 months. Opposite to preliminary media experiences, the switch of solely a single corvette has been confirmed, with the extra switch of two extra vessels nonetheless into consideration.

The precise class of ship that might be transferred to Indonesia has not but been revealed, nevertheless Naval Information believes it is going to probably be a Pohang-class corvette. The Pohang-class PCC (Patrol Fight Corvette)is the low-end complement of the high-low combine home naval development plan of the Republic of Korea Navy below the first Yulgok Undertaking (1974-1986) for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. The ship is designed for patrolling maritime borders, together with the Northern Restrict Line, defending the littoral zone, and combating the North Korean vessels.


Peruvian Navy Takes Over 2nd South Korean Pohang-class Corvette ROKS Suncheon. (Picture by Republic of Korea Navy )

The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy decommissioned 8 naval vessels from energetic service on 28 December 2021. The South Korea retired three Pohang-class corvettes and 5 Chamsuri-class patrol boats. In 2021, two corvettes have been donated to Colombia and Peru. The decommissioning ceremony passed off at Jinhae Naval Base in Changwon. They’re being rapidly changed by new Daegu-class frigates. As of 2022, 7 stay in service within the ROKN, and seven have been transferred to different navies.

The three decommissioned corvettes are ROKS Wonju (PCC-769), ROKS Seongnam (PCC-775), and ROKS Jecheon (PCC-776), all of that are Flight-IV vessels. The 5 different retired vessels have been quick patrol boats with hull numbers 313, 315, 317, 318 and 319, which have been in service with the navy for the reason that Nineteen Eighties. In September 2012, the Colombian Navy requested switch of decommissioned corvette. In November 2021, representatives of the Philippine Navy visited the Jinhae naval base to look at the decommissioned Pohang-class corvette ROKS Andong (PCC-771).

Philippines’ workforce of protection and navy officers visiting Pohang-class corvette ROKS Andong. (Picture by Max Montero)