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First Battle of Yeonpyeong
Part of the Korean War
First Battle of Yeonpyeong.jpg
South Korean patrol boat (right) ramming North Korean patrol boat. (left)
Date June 9 – 15, 1999
Location Northern Limit Line, Yellow Sea
Result ROK victory
Flag of the Korean People's Navy.svg Korean People's Navy Naval Jack of South Korea.svg Republic of Korea Navy
Casualties and losses
1 torpedo boat sunk,
1 patrol boat severely damaged,
4 patrol boats moderately damaged,
~30 killed,
~70 wounded
1 corvette slightly damaged,
1 patrol boat slightly damaged,
9 wounded

The First Battle of Yeonpyeong was a battle between naval units of North and South Korea on June 9 and 15, 1999. It did little to settle the dispute about control of the area and was an embarrassment to the North Korean regime.

Minor incidents and incursions concerning fishing in the area continued, including another naval skirmish in 2002 known as the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong, and in the 2009 Battle of Daecheong.

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