Korean Turtle-Ship

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Steve46814
published on 10 June 2019
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A modern replica of a Korean turtle-ship (kobukson), used by Admiral Yi Sun-sin in the Imjin Wars between Korea, China & Japan (1592-8 CE). The precise design is not known except that the deck was covered, perhaps using iron plating, and they were equipped with a smoke-spewing dragon's head, metal spikes to repel boarders and carried multiple canons. (War Memorial of Korea, Seoul)

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