S. Korea Transfers Ship to Colombia for Drug Enforcement

MarineForum, 23 July, is reporting

“The Colombian navy will be given a decommissioned (in service 1983, out of service 2011) South Korean corvette …for anti-drug operations … part of South Korean plans to boost arms exports to Latin America) (rmks: dates given seem to indicate DONG HAE class 755 AN YANG)

Coast Guard units may have an opportunity to work with this vessel. Here are the specs for the ship found in Wikipedia. No helicopter deck, but perhaps that might be changed, otherwise looks like a good addition for drug enforcement.

Displacement: 1,076 tonnes (1,059 long tons; 1,186 short tons)
Length: 78.1 m (256 ft 3 in)
Beam: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: CODOG unit
Speed: Maximum: 31 knots (57 km/h)
Cruising: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
Crew: 95
Sensors and
processing systems:
EDO 786 hull mounted sonar
Armament: • 1 × OTO Melara 76 mm/62 compact cannon
• 2× Emerson 30mm twin guns
• 1× Bofors 40mm/56 twin guns
• 2× Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (with 6× Mark 46 torpedoes)
• 12× Mark 9 depth charges

6 thoughts on “S. Korea Transfers Ship to Colombia for Drug Enforcement

  1. Hi Again Chuck,

    Additional research on the donation, leads only to additional confusion. Although Anyang (PCC 755 ‘Dong Hae’ class)’s in-service date (1983 vs Gunsan’s 1984) does provide a clue, this report pointed to a 1,200 tons corvette which fits Gunsan’s full load displacement : http://oananews.org/content/photo/politics/s-korea-donates-retired-corvette-colombia

    However, a few old news did pointed to ROKNS Anyang —
    1. Defensa.com > http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.defensa.com%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D8991%3Acorea-del-sur-dona-la-corbeta-755-anyanga-la-armada-de-colombia%26catid%3D55%3Alatinoamerica%26Itemid%3D163
    2. Quedice.Net > http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fquedice.net%2F2013%2F05%2F13%2Fcorea-del-sur-dona-la-corbeta-755-anyanga-la-armada-de-colombia%2F

  2. 49r, thanks, that squares with Dave Shirlaw’s comment. The Pohang class ships would be a slight upgrade. Their specs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohang_class_corvette

    There is also a notation in the Wiki entry that PCC-757 (Gunsan or Kun San) will be transferred to Colombia.

    The Wiki notation for the Dong Hae class also indicates that PCC-755 is also being donated to Colombia. I suppose it is possible they are getting both ships.

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