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The Turtle Ship on display in Korean Museum. One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship.

The Turtle Ship on display in Korean Museum. One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship.

Invented in 1591 by Li Soon Sin, the Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson, was a type of large warship belonging to the Panokseon class in Korea that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Invented in 1591 by Li Soon Sin, the Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson, was a type of large warship belonging to the Panokseon class in Korea that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship, which he implemented successfully against the Japanese Navy. The Turtle Ship (Pronounced Kobukson in Korean) w…

One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship, which he implemented successfully against the Japanese Navy. The Turtle Ship (Pronounced Kobukson in Korean) w…

Turtle ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turtle ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1592, the de facto ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ordered the  invasion of Korea. Little did he know that the Koreans would fiercely resist their invasion, nor did he know that the Koreans had weapons technology far more advanced than that of Japan.  Among that advanced technology was a heavily armed and armored warship called the “turtle ship”, a tough and mighty gunboat that better resembled a floating tank rather than a ship.

In 1592, the de facto ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ordered the invasion of Korea. Little did he know that the Koreans would fiercely resist their invasion, nor did he know that the Koreans had weapons technology far more advanced than that of Japan. Among that advanced technology was a heavily armed and armored warship called the “turtle ship”, a tough and mighty gunboat that better resembled a floating tank rather than a ship.