The Turtle Ship on display in Korean Museum. One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship.

The Turtle Ship on display in Korean Museum. One of Admiral Yi’s greatest achievement was his development of the Turtle Ship.

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Korean Turtle Ship - Mariner's Museum article on Japanese and Korean ships.
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Invented in 1591 by Li Soon Sin, the Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson, was a type of large warship belonging to the Panokseon class in Korea that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Invented in 1591 by Li Soon Sin, the Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson, was a type of large warship belonging to the Panokseon class in Korea that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Multiculturalism for Steampunk: Talking Tech: Korean Turtle Ships
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Turtle ships were the brainchild of Korean admiral Yi Sun Shin, who needed a ship capable of taking on the invading Japanese navy in the Seven Years' War (1592-1598).

Turtle ships were the brainchild of Korean admiral Yi Sun Shin, who needed a ship capable of taking on the invading Japanese navy in the Seven Years' War (1592-1598).

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Image 2: The Turtle Ships of Medieval Korea. While the Japanese had firearms, Korean technology had developed far past Japan’s due to their contact with China.  The key to the turtle ship’s power were its heavy cannon, about a dozen mounted on each side.  The Japanese, who never mounted guns on a boat or ship, preferred to get in close and board the ship, fighting in hand to hand combat.

Image 2: The Turtle Ships of Medieval Korea. While the Japanese had firearms, Korean technology had developed far past Japan’s due to their contact with China. The key to the turtle ship’s power were its heavy cannon, about a dozen mounted on each side. The Japanese, who never mounted guns on a boat or ship, preferred to get in close and board the ship, fighting in hand to hand combat.

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Set sail to lands unknown wearing Geffen Refaeli's Turtle Ship. Check out @dailydoodlgegramon Instagram for more of Geffen's illustrations using images she sees in her feed.

Set sail to lands unknown wearing Geffen Refaeli's Turtle Ship. Check out @dailydoodlgegramon Instagram for more of Geffen's illustrations using images she sees in her feed.

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