Haze Gray Photo Feature
ROK Navy Visits Vancouver
Destroyer Kwanggaeto (DD 971)
View from Kwanggaeto's bow, looking aft towards the gun and
superstructure. The 3,855 ton Kwanggaetto is the lead ship of
a class of three destroyers, the largest currently in Korean service.
They are Korea's most capable warships.
A view of the 5 inch(127mm)/54 caliber OTOBreda gun and the Mk48 Sea
Sparrow vertical launch system.
Closeup view of the 5/54 gun from deck level.
Overhead view of the 5/54 gun and VLS. The guns and cranes in the
background are aboard Tae Cheong, moored alongside.
View from the bridge looking over the 5/54 gun and VLS.
The Mk48 VLS accommodates 16 Sea Sparrow missiles. The Mk48 seems to be
considerably bulkier than the US Navy's Mk41 VLS, housing only 16
missiles in a space that appears large enough for a 32-cell Mk41.
Another closeup view of the Mk48 VLS.
The equipment on deck beside the VLS is UNREP gear.
One of the ship's two 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS, with a missile director and
the foremast in the background.
A second view of the Goalkeeper CIWS.
The larger "dish" antenna is a missile director behind the CIWS.
A broadside closeup of the Goalkeeper and its fire control radars.
View from the superstructure looking aft, with the angled uptakes at
center, and four of the ship's Harpoon missiles beyond.
View looking aft on the starboard side, showing the
ship's boats, 12.75 inch (324mm) torpedo tubes, and uptakes.
Closeup view of one set of 12.75" torpedo tubes.
The other end of the torpedo tubes.
View looking up into the superstructure on the port side.
The equipment on the platform at center is a Dagaie Mk2 decoy launcher
system, one of two installed on the ship.
A Korean sailor with the decoy launcher.
A view of Kwanggaeto's spacious and uncluttered bridge.
Note the wood trim and false ceilings.
Kwanggaeto's helm. The equipment seems unusually simple for a
modern naval vessel - and note the speaking tubes!
Kwanggaeto has a large helicopter hangar, capable of accommodating
two Lynx helicopters.
The ship's Lynx helicopter on deck.
A group of Korean officers with the helicopter.
Another Korean officer in front of the helo.
A closeup view inside the helo's cockpit.
Two dummy Sea Skua missiles carried by the Lynx helo.
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