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ROKS Sokcho (PCC 778)

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Name  Sochko (Korean 속초)
Operator  Republic of Korea Navy
Class and type  Pohang-class corvette
Length  88 m
Displacement  1.2 million kg
Builder  Hyundai Heavy Industries
Namesake  Sokcho
Identification  Pennant number PCC-778
Draft  2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Weight  1,200 tons
Range  7.408 million m

ROKS Sokcho (PCC-778) is a South Korean Pohang-class corvette of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). It was in the vicinity at the time of the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan and is reported to have fired shots at a possible target that it identified at that time.

Armament

The ship's armament consists of:

  • Boeing RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
  • Two Otobreda 76 mm/62 compact guns (OTO Melara)
  • Two Breda 40 mm/70 guns
  • Six 12.75 in (324 mm) Mark 46 torpedoes
  • Twelve Mark 9 depth charges
  • References

    ROKS Sokcho (PCC-778) Wikipedia


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