ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976)

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ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976) during the RIMPAC 2006
ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) during the RIMPAC 2006
South Korea
Name: ROKS Munmu the Great
Namesake: Munmu of Silla
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea
Launched: 11 April 2003
Commissioned: 30 September 2004
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer
  • 4,400 t (4,300 long tons) standard
  • 5,520 t (5,430 long tons) full load
Length: 150 m (492 ft 2 in)
Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft 1 in)
Draft: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: Combined diesel or gas
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 10,200 km (5,500 nmi)
Complement: 200
ROKN Munmu the Great in formation with USS Ronald Reagan during Foal Eagle (RSOI/FE) 2007

ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) is a Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer in the South Korean navy. It was named after the Korean king Munmu of Silla.[1]


In March 2009, Munmu the Great was sent overseas to protect merchant vessels from Somali pirates.[1] On 28 May 2007 during firing exercise on the open sea near Jinhae one of the projectiles exploded inside the 127 mm gun barrel which has been replaced later. As of 2014, she is conducting anti-piracy drills as part of CTF 151 in the Indian Ocean with HMS Defender.[2]


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