The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (C) inspects a navy vessel in this undated picture released by KCNA December 26, 2011. Kim Jong-il, who ruled isolated and impoverished North Korea from 1994, died on December 17, 2011, according to the state’s media. (Reuters)
Given the photo was released after his death we are forced to assume that one of the Jongers last acts was to visit a navy base somewhere. Build morale; make them feel important. Note the open-top turrets and the general lack of electronics. The seemingly dark-grey paint scheme may work in twilight against a dark landmass. But really, no matter how you cut it, this is still a 1940’s-era boat.