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).

Painting of geobukseon turtle ship and panokseon

Painting of geobukseon turtle ship and panokseon

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.

Anatomy of a Korean Turtle Ship

Anatomy of a Korean 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.

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.

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