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Sohn Won-yil

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Sohn Won-yil (May 5, 1909, Nampo February 15, 1980) was a South Korean naval vice admiral best known for being the first Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) of the Republic of Korea Navy. [1]

9 relations: Ambassador, Chief of Naval Operations (South Korea), Nampo, Republic of Korea Navy, Son (Korean surname), South Korea, Type 214 submarine, Vice admiral, West Germany.


An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.

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Chief of Naval Operations (South Korea)

The Chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국 해군참모총장, Hanja: 大韓民國海軍參謀總長), shorten as CNO, is the professional head of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) since its foundation in 1948, originally held by a vice admiral, then by an admiral since 1968.

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Nampo (North Korean official spelling: Nampho), also spelled Namp'o, is a city and seaport in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth.

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Republic of Korea Navy

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Son (Korean surname)

Son, Sohn or Shon (孫, 손) is a common Korean family name.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.

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Type 214 submarine

The Type 214 is a diesel-electric submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW).

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Vice admiral

Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.

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West Germany

West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990.

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Redirects here:

Son Won Il, Son Won-il.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohn_Won-yil

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