Why was the Battle of Noryang fought?

The objective of the allied fleet was to prevent the link-up of Shimazu’s fleet with the fleet of Konishi, then attack and defeat Shimazu’s fleet. The objective of Shimazu’s fleet was to cross Noryang Strait, link up with Konishi and retreat to Pusan.

Who is the hero of Korea?

Yi Sun-shin

An ingenious and remarkable 17th century naval warrior who saved Korea from Japanese invasions, Yi Sun-shin is still revered and respected by Koreans today as their nation’s hero. Yi Sun-Shin (Yi Soon-shin), famed naval admiral in the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, a part of Korean military history.

How many battles did Yi Sun-Sin Win?


He fought 13 battles, winning eight. Admiral Yi Sun-sin (1545-1598) fought 23 battles against the Japanese invaders of Korea between 1592 and 1598, and won every one of them without losing a single ship.

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