Battle of Haeju

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Battle of Haeju
Part of the Korean War
DateSeptember 10, 1950
Result UN victory

 United Nations

 North Korea
Units involved
Republic of Korea Navy Korean People's Navy
1 patrol boat 1 minelayer
Casualties and losses
none unknown human casualties,
1 minelayer sunk

The Battle of Haeju was a small naval battle during the main phase of Korean War.

Off Haeju Bay in the Yellow Sea, on September 10, 1950, days before the Battle of Inchon, a South Korean navy patrol boat, PC-703, encountered a North Korean navy minelayer sailing vessel. After a brief fight, the North Korean minelayer was sunk with a loss of all crew and no South Korean casualties were reported.

After the minelayer's sinking, PC-703 discovered that the sunken vessel had laid a mine field at the mouth of the Haeju Man and then reported to base the location of the sea mines. Two days later on September 12, PC-703 encountered three small transports and sank them; the three supply vessels were most likely unarmed.

See also[edit]


  • Montross, Lynn. The Inchon Landing—Victory over Time and Tide. The Marine Corps Gazette. July 1951.
  • Rottman, Gordon R. 'Inch'on 1950'; The last great amphibious assault; Osprey Campaign Series #162; Osprey Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-84176-961-4
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