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Geo-bukseon lub Kŏbuksŏn (kor. 거북선), znany również jako "statek-żółw", to typ okrętu wojennego, używany przez Królewską Marynarkę Wojenną koreańskiej dynastii Joseon od XV do XIX w. Za prototyp pancernika uchodzi statek, użyty przez flotę koreańską w czasie japońskiej inwazji w roku 1592.

Geo-bukseon lub Kŏbuksŏn (kor. 거북선), znany również jako "statek-żółw", to typ okrętu wojennego, używany przez Królewską Marynarkę Wojenną koreańskiej dynastii Joseon od XV do XIX w. Za prototyp pancernika uchodzi statek, użyty przez flotę koreańską w czasie japońskiej inwazji w roku 1592.

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 거북선

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

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).

In 1592, the de facto ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ordered the  invasion of Korea. Little did he know that the Koreans would fiercely resist their invasion, nor did he know that the Koreans had weapons technology far more advanced than that of Japan.  Among that advanced technology was a heavily armed and armored warship called the “turtle ship”, a tough and mighty gunboat that better resembled a floating tank rather than a ship.

In 1592, the de facto ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ordered the invasion of Korea. Little did he know that the Koreans would fiercely resist their invasion, nor did he know that the Koreans had weapons technology far more advanced than that of Japan. Among that advanced technology was a heavily armed and armored warship called the “turtle ship”, a tough and mighty gunboat that better resembled a floating tank rather than a ship.

Multiculturalism for Steampunk: Talking Tech: Korean Turtle Ships

Multiculturalism for Steampunk: Talking Tech: Korean Turtle Ships

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.

Turtle Ship

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.

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.

Multiculturalism for Steampunk: Talking Tech: Korean Turtle Ships

Multiculturalism for Steampunk: Talking Tech: Korean Turtle Ships

Admiral Yi Sun-Shin's Korean Turtle Ships charging into the invading Japanese fleet

Admiral Yi Sun-Shin's Korean Turtle Ships charging into the invading Japanese fleet

Hansan Hang (Turtle Ship) Light, Hansan, South Korea

Hansan Hang (Turtle Ship) Light, Hansan, South Korea

korean turtle ships | ... / Korean turtle ship, 1:100, Young Modeler kit - Model Ship Builder

korean turtle ships | ... / Korean turtle ship, 1:100, Young Modeler kit - Model Ship Builder

THE KOBUKSON, or "Turtle Ship" may be the world's first recorded ironclad warship type-- used by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century.  Turtle Ships were enclosed on all sides and primarily rowed, though they had two masts.  Iron plates with spikes were bolted on the roof to prevent bording, and cannons fired in all directions.  Used primarily against Japanese invaders, the Kobuksons were particularly effective vs. wooden…

THE KOBUKSON, or "Turtle Ship" may be the world's first recorded ironclad warship type-- used by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century. Turtle Ships were enclosed on all sides and primarily rowed, though they had two masts. Iron plates with spikes were bolted on the roof to prevent bording, and cannons fired in all directions. Used primarily against Japanese invaders, the Kobuksons were particularly effective vs. wooden…

A 16th Century Battle Ship or "Geobukseon" The Joseon Dynasty Warship Developed by Admiral yi Sun-Sin During The Japanese Invasions. The Ships Were Used in Numerous Battles

A 16th Century Battle Ship or "Geobukseon" The Joseon Dynasty Warship Developed by Admiral yi Sun-Sin During The Japanese Invasions. The Ships Were Used in Numerous Battles