Apr 22, 2011

Korea FDC on "50th Anniversary of Korea - Portugal Diplomatic Relations"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

South Korea

50th Anniversary of Korea - Portugal Diplomatic Relations

Date of Issue : 15 April 2011

Turtle Ship
As a pioneering warship of the Joseon Dynasty, the Turtle Ship was conceived in 1592 by Admiral Yi Sun-Shin who anticipated a Japanese invasion. Yi Sun-Shin, utilized the Turtle Ship gained victory in 23 naval battles over 7 years.

As the armed commercial vessel of Portugal in the 16th century, Nau was able to haul a heavy load with ample provisions, crew and passengers. It could also be mounted with more cannons designed to defend against pirate attacks. In general, Nau was equipped with 3 decks, 3 masts (2 square-shaped and 1 triangle-shaped) and a forecastle and an after castle. Its loading capacity ranged from 120 to 1,200 tons. At the time, Nau played a leading role on the maritime route between Lisbon, Portugal and Goa, India.

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