Korean Sub Achieves 1-mln-mile Cruise With No Accident
Oct. 20, SEOUL, South Korea — Crew members of South Korea’s 1,200-ton-class submarine “Lee Sun-shin” line up during a ceremony to mark the sub’s 1 million mile voyage without accident in the southern port of Jinhae on Oct. 17. (Yonhap) (Photo courtesy of the Naval Headquarters)
Lee Sun-shin (SS-68) is the seventh of nine Type 209/1200 submarines built for the ROK Navy. It entered service in February 2000. Combat Fleets notes that SS-68 and onward were designed to use a nonpenetrating optronic sensor mast, which may to be the one in the middle on the sail.