Haze Gray Photo Feature
Republic of Korea Navy visits Vancouver
Three ships of the Republic Of Korea (South Korean) Navy visited
Vancouver, BC, from November 12, 2000 to November 15, 2000. The ships -
the destroyer Kwanggaeto (DD 971), frigate Chung-Ju (FF
961), and replenishment oiler Tae Cheong (AOE 58) are among the
newest in their Navy, and provided an an excellent chance to see the
latest Korean warships. HMCS Regina (FFH 334) was the host ship
for the visit. During the visit, Korean sailors and members of the
Korean Veterans' Association of Canada laid a wreath at Mountain View
Cemetery to honor Canadians killed during the Korean War.
While in Vancouver, the ships welcomed visitors aboard. The crews were
very accommodating, even taking the photographer out in a boat to
photograph the ships from the water. In this feature Roy McBride, our
west coast photographer, shows all three Korean ships, plus the Canadian
An overall view of the entire group. Kwanggaeto is at center,
with Chung-Ju inboard and Tae Cheong beyond.
A bow-on view of the three Korean ships.
A view across the ships' sterns. Chung-Ju is nearest,
followed by Kwanggaeto and Tae Cheong.
A group of models on display aboard one of the ships.
The model at center is a Type 209 submarine (of which the ROK has a total
of 9 built or ordered); the model at right is the submarine rescue ship
Cheonghaejin (ARS 21).
A model of the destroyer Kwanggaeto (DD 971).
The South Korean sailors who took the photographer out in a boat to
photograph the ships from the water.
Tae Cheong's boat.
View from the boat, looking back towards Vancouver.
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