Two Korean navy ships are docked at Under Armour Pier, Baltimore, to mark the 70th anniversary of the US-South Korea alliance. The two ships, ROKS Hansando (ATH-81, “한산도급 훈련함”), ROKN’s first dedicated training ship commissioned in 2020, and ROKS Hwacheon, a Cheonji-class fast combat support ship (AOE-59 “화천, 천지급 군수지원함”) are open to the public between October 9 and 13 as part of the Sail Baltimore event. Admission to the event is free.
This stop was one of their 14 stops for the annual 141-day training, set to sail about 30,000 miles. The Republic of Korea Navy training squadron consists of 460 sailors, including 150 Naval Academy cadets. The cadets will be visiting the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. They will also visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC and the Veterans Hospital to pay their respects. Their next stop is Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.