Wonsan-class minelayer

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Wonsan class minelayer
Class overview
Builders: HYUNDAI Heavy Industries
Operators:  Republic of Korea Navy
In commission: 1998–
Planned: 3
Completed: 1
General characteristics
Type: Minelayer
Displacement: 3,300 tonnes (3,248 long tons) full load
Length: 104 m (341 ft 2 in)
Beam: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
Draft: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Combined diesel and diesel 4 SEMT-Pielstick 12 PA 6 diesels
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 160
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Signaal DA-08 air surveillance radar
  • - AN/SPS-10C navigation radar
  • - ST-1802 fire control radar
  • - Signaal PHS-32 hull-mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ULQ-11K ESM/ECM suite

Wonsan-class minelayer (Hangul 원산급 기뢰부설함, Hanja: 元山級機雷敷設艦) is a one-ship class of minelayers currently in service on the Republic of Korea Navy.

The Republic of Korea Navy planned to commission three Wonsan class mine layers. However, due to budget problems, only one was commissioned.

Ships in the class[edit]

Hull no. Name Launched Commissioned
MLS 560 Wonsan 1994 1998
MLS 570 Nampo 2015 2016 (planned)[1]


  1. ^ Chała, Marcin (August 2015). "Stawiacze min z Republiki Korei". Nowa Technika Wojskowa (in Polish). Magnum-X. 

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