Battle of Dangpo

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Battle of Dangpo (1592)
Part of Imjin War
Date 9 July 1592
Location Tongyeong, Korea
Result Decisive Korean victory
Belligerents
Japanese Fleet Joseon
Commanders and leaders
Kurushima Michiyuki(†)
Kamei Korenori
Yi Sun-sin
Won Gyun
Strength

21 warships[1]

  • 700 soldiers[1]

Yi Sun-sin[2]

Won Kyun

  • 4 panokseon
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Dangpo was a naval engagement during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598) on 9 July that resulted in I Sunsin's victory.[1]

Background[edit]

A day after the Battle of Sacheon, I Sunsin received news of a squadron of Japanese ships at Dangpo so he made off in that direction.[1]

The Attack[edit]

At Dangpo, I Sunsin found 21 enemy vessels anchored along the beach. During the battle the Japanese commander Kurushima Michiyuki was killed and his head hacked off. The remaining Japanese abandoned the fight and fled into the hills.[1]

Aftermath[edit]

After the battle, the Koreans searched Kurushima's flagship and captured a golden fan that belonged to Kamei Korenori.[1]

I Sunsin and Won Gyun spent the next two days searching for more enemy ships. On 12 July I Eokgi joined them with 25 more warships, bringing their fleet strength to 51 ships in total. Then they received news of another small fleet of Japanese ships anchored at Danghangpo.[1]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hawley 2005, p. 204.
  2. ^ Hawley 2014, p. 200.

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