ROKN Introduction REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY

Development of the ROK Navy

해군의 역사이미지


1945
21 AUG - Formed as Maritime Affairs Association
11 NOV - Founded as Marine Defense Group
1946
14 JAN - Incorporated into Defense Headquarters(Former Ministry of National Defense)
11 JUN - Renamed to Korean Coast Guard
1948
1 SEPT - Incorporated into Ministry of National Defense
5 SEPT - Renamed to Republic of Korea Navy
15 DEC - Gained legal recognition as the Republic of Korea Navy
1949
15 APR - Founded the Republic of Korea Marine Corps
17 OCT - Acquired the first surface combatant, ROKS Baekdusan(PC-701)
1950
16 AUG - Established the R.O.K. 1st Fleet
1973
10 OCT - Consolidated the R.O.K. Navy and Marine Corps
1987
1 NOV - Re-established the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Headquarters
1992
14 OCT - Acquired Chang Bo Go-Class Submarine
1993
17 JUN - Relocated the R.O.K. Navy HQs to Gye-Ryong and completed Re-organization.
1995
4 APR - Acquired P-3C
2007
25 MAY - Constructed AEGIS Destroyer ROKS Se-Jong The Great (DDG-991)
2010
1 FEB - Founded Maritime Task Flotilla 7
2016
26 FEB - Completed Construction of the Jeju Civil-Military Complex Port