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Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Navy Unit 155

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK, inspected KPA Navy Unit 155 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.

He first went round the monument to the field guidance of President Kim Il Sung and warships visited by the three commanders of Mt. Paektu.

This unit is marked with many footprints left by the President and leader Kim Jong Il to provide field guidance, he said, recollecting with deep emotion the unforgettable historical day he visited the unit, accompanying the leader.

The DPRK has such matchless fleet thanks to the wise leadership and meticulous care of the President and Kim Jong Il who worked heart ad soul for the founding and development of the naval forces, he said, adding that their undying feats will always go down in the history of the country.

He once again highly praised the unit for such laudable military feats that startled the world as sinking U.S. imperialists' heavy cruiser "Baltimore" with just four torpedo craft in the naval battle in Jumunjin during the Fatherland Liberation War, the battle results unprecedented in the world history of naval war, and capturing the U.S. imperialists' armed spy ship "Pueblo" when intruding into the territorial waters of the DPRK in peacetime.

He stressed the need for the seamen of the unit to firmly take over the baton of the revolutionary forerunners, send the enemies into the bottom of the sea if they dare intrude into the territorial waters of the DPRK and thus further glorify the tradition of the unit which has demonstrated only victories, a stalwart unit, generation after generation.

He then boarded patrol ship 1003 anchoring at the moorage and went round it.

Looking round with great attention different places of the ship used by the three commanders of Mt. Paektu, he praised the seamen of the unit for preserving and managing it to its original state with good care.

He said that the significant ship visited by the President four times, Kim Jong Il three times and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk is the flagship of the KPA Navy.

He acquainted himself in detail with the unit's combat duties, trainings, etc. before inspecting flotillas 1, 4, 5 and 83 under the unit.

He guided training in firearms of torpedo craft 1213 of flotilla 1 and its tactical drill.

He expressed satisfaction over the fact that seamen are undergoing intensive combat training and, at the same time, discharging their combat duty in a responsible manner while watching the enemy's moves for aggression with vigilance. He set forth the tasks for rounding off combat preparations and bolstering the combat capability.

He made the rounds of sailors' rooms, rooms dedicated to education and mess halls of flotillas to take deep care of their living.

He gave flotillas 1, 4, 5 and 83 pairs of binoculars and automatic rifles as souvenirs and had photo sessions with them.

He was accompanied by KPA Generals Kim Won Hong and Hyon Chol Hae, KPA Lieut. Generals Ri Tu Song and Ri Jong Mu.



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