ROKS Sokcho (PCC-778)

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South Korea
Name: Sochko (Korean: 속초)
Namesake: Sokcho
Operator: Republic of Korea Navy
Identification: Pennant number PCC-778
General characteristics
Class and type: Pohang-class corvette
Displacement: 1,200 tonnes
Length: 88 m (288 ft 9 in)[1]
Draft: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)[2]
Propulsion: CODOG unit[1]
  • Maximum 32 knots (59 km/h)
  • Cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)[1]
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)[1]
Crew: 104[3]

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.[4]




The ship's armament consists of:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Patrol Combat Covtte (PCC)". Republic of Korea Navy. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pohang (PCC Patrol Combat Corvette)". 9 January 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "South Korean navy ship sinks near sea border with North". BBC. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Tania Branigan and Caroline Davies (26 March 2010). "South Korean naval ship sinks in disputed area after 'explosion'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 

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Coordinates: 37°55′45″N 124°36′02″E / 37.92917°N 124.60056°E / 37.92917; 124.60056