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Re: re e-mail
> On 2 July 1950 a UN naval force intercepted and soon sank all four NK P-4
> torpedo boats escorting ten small freighters along the coast. Following that
> fiasco, NK sent the majority of its remaining torpedo boats to Chinese and
> Soviet Union territorial waters for the remainder of the war.
I would add just a bit to "The Masked Rabbit's" comments. Those surviving
KPN vessels operating on the east coast gradually moved north Wonsan ->
Hamhung -> Mayang-do / Sinp'o -> Ch'ongjin -> Najin / Russia. These vessels
included a very small number of P-4 patrol boats, a few ex-Japanese inshore
minesweepers and a few small armed coastal transports. The patrol boats
"operated" out of the extreme NE corner of northern Korea for the rest of
the war. Occasionally, they would move further south (always staying within
easy reach of shore). They would always run at the sight of UNC naval
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
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