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How the DPRK Navy seized the American warship

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The naval forces of many states have rare ships. They will never go to sea, but exclude them from the lists fleet it would mean tearing out the heroic pages of the past from memory and forever losing the continuity of traditions for future generations.

Therefore, the cruiser Aurora stands eternal on the Petrogradskaya Embankment of St. Petersburg, and the masts of the Victory Gunship 104-gunship towers on the docks of Portsmouth. The naval flag of the country flies over each veteran, the abbreviated crew of sailors keeps the watch on board, and the Navy’s budget has a special column for them (note: the Aurora was excluded from the Navy in 2010 and transferred to the category of ships - museums).

Even the pragmatic United States has its rare ship - the USS Pueblo (AGER-2). Perhaps the most unusual of all warships in the world.

To remove the Pueblo from the lists of the US Navy would be to raise the white flag and capitulate in the face of the enemy. The little scout is still listed on the Pentagon as a valid combat unit. It does not matter that the Pueblo itself has de facto almost half a century moored at the embankment in North Korean Pyongyang, and its secret radio engineering "stuffing" was pillaged in pieces in the interests of the secret research institutes of the Soviet Union.

... The muzzles of uncovered 50 caliber sticking out helplessly. On the walls of the superstructures of the “Pueblo” blackened wounds from splinters, on the decks one can see brown spots of blood of American sailors. But how did the Yankee warship end up in such a degrading situation?

Capture "Pueblo"

The Pueblo radio intelligence reconnaissance ship passed under official documents of the US Navy as a Banner-type hydrographic ship (Auxiliary General Environmental Research - AGER). Former cargo-passenger ship FP-344, launched in the 1944 year, and subsequently converted to conduct special operations. Full displacement - 895 tons. The crew is about 80 people. Full speed - 12,5 knots Armament - 2 machine gun caliber 12,7 mm.

A typical Cold War scout disguised as an innocent scientific vessel. But behind a modest appearance was hidden wolfish grin. The interiors of the Pueblo interior resembled a giant supercomputer - long rows of racks with radio receivers, oscilloscopes, tape recorders, encryption machines, and so forth with specific equipment. The task is to monitor the Soviet Navy, measure the electromagnetic fields of Soviet ships, intercept signals at all frequencies in the interests of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the naval intelligence of the fleet.

How the DPRK Navy seized the American warship




11 January 1968 of the year USS Pueblo (AGER-2) left the port of Sasebo and, after passing through the Tsushima Strait, entered the Sea of ​​Japan with the task of monitoring the ships of the Pacific Fleet of the USSR Navy. Having rotated for several days in the area of ​​Vladivostok, the Pueblo moved south along the coast of the Korean Peninsula, simultaneously collecting information about radio emission sources in the territory of the DPRK. The situation was disturbing: on January 20, when the scout was 15 miles away from the naval base on Fr. Mayan-do watch found on the horizon a warship. Poor visibility prevented the exact establishment of its nationality — the object, which turned out to be a small anti-submarine ship of the North Korean Navy, completely dissolved in the evening twilight.



On January 22, near the Pueblo, two North Korean trawlers appeared, accompanying the American throughout the day. On the same day, a group of North Korean special forces attempted to assassinate South Korean President Pak Jong-hee, but died in a shootout with police.

Bad signs were ignored: the Pueblo calmly continued on its way along the coast of the DPRK.

23 January 1968 has struck the hour X - in 11: 40 a small anti-submarine ship SC-35 of the DPRK has approached the Pueblo. With the help of the flag semaphore, the Koreans demanded to indicate the nationality of the ship. The Americans immediately raised a star-striped flag on the mast of the Pueblo. This was supposed to cool the hotheads and eliminate any provocation by the enemy.


Small anti-submarine ship of Soviet production

However, on board the SC-35 immediately followed the order to immediately stop the course, otherwise the Koreans threatened to open fire. The Yankees pulled time. At this time, three more torpedo boats appeared alongside the Pueblo. The situation took a threatening turn. The flag of the United States somehow did not particularly cool the Korean fervor.

The Pueblo commander Lloyd Bucher checked the map again and checked the navigation radar with his own hands - that's right, the Pueblo is located 15 miles from the coast, outside the DPRK territorial waters. However, the Koreans did not think to lag behind - the air was filled with the roar of jet fighters. Aviation and the North Korean fleet was surrounded on all sides by a lone American intelligence officer.

Now, the commander Bucher realized that the enemy was planning to take the unarmed Pueblo into the ring and force him to go to one of the North Korean ports. When they left Sasebo, he attended a meeting with officers from the crew of the Banner reconnaissance ship. Colleagues confirmed that the Soviet and Chinese fleets regularly use similar tactics, trying to drive American reconnaissance ships into a trap. However, unlike the Soviet Navy, the North Korean fleet acted more boldly and decisively. After 2 hours of an inconclusive chase, the first projectile flew into the Pueblo superstructure, tearing one of the American sailors' legs off. Following, on the scout trim, a shot of machine-gun shots crashed.

The Yankees screamed about the attack on all frequencies and rushed to destroy the secret equipment.

Tens of tons of radio electronics and cryptographic machines, mountains of secret documentation, reports, orders, magnetic tapes with records of the negotiations of the North Korean and Soviet military - too much work for the three fire axes and two electric grinders for paper. Details, documents and magnetic tapes should be bagged for later discharge overboard - giving the necessary orders, Boucher rushed headlong into the radio room. What does the command of the 7 fleet promise to help him?



The signal of an attack on a US Navy ship was received by a carrier strike group that was located 500 miles south of the Pueblo. Task Force 71 commander Rear Admiral Epes ordered the Phantom duty group to be immediately lifted into the air and all the North Korean tins trying to get close to the American reconnaissance ship would be destroyed. To which the commander of the supercarrier Enterprise, only threw up his hands - he is unlikely to be able to help in this situation. The Enterprise’s wing has not yet come round after a long trans-ocean crossing, half of the planes are damaged by a violent typhoon, and the four combat-ready Phantoms on the deck do not carry any weapons other than air-to-air missiles. His guys will need at least an hour and a half to change their weapons and form a full-fledged strike group - but, alas, by that time, it will probably be too late ...

The destroyers USS Higbee, USS Collet and USS O'Bannon, which were stationed in Japanese ports, were too far away to provide any assistance to the attacked scout. The promised fighter-bombers F-105 "Thunderchief" also did not arrive ...

At this time, the Koreans continued methodically shooting the bridge and the Pueblo superstructure from 57 mm guns, hoping to kill the commander and senior officers of the ship. The "decapitated" ship must quickly raise the "white flag" and accept the conditions of the Korean sailors.



Finally, Coder Boucher realized that help would not come to them, and the Koreans would shoot them all if the Yankees did not fulfill their conditions. The Pueblo stalled the course and prepared to take on the group of capture. The Yankees did not even try to take the fight - the “Browings” on the upper deck remained undisturbed. Later, the commander justified that only one person from the Pueblo’s crew knew how to handle it. weapons.

From the approaching torpedo boat, 8 of Korean sailors landed on the deck of the Pueblo, none of whom spoke English. Komander Bucher tried to explain that he was the senior on the ship. A Korean officer ordered the crew to line up along the side and gave a line of Kalashnikov above their heads, obviously showing the frightened Yankee that he was in charge now. And he does not intend to joke with them.

Coming down with the Koreans to the working premises of radio engineers and cryptographers, the commander Boucher was startled: the entire deck was littered with bags of documents, details of secret equipment and pieces of magnetic years. They were collected in bags, but no one bothered to throw them overboard! No less surprise was waiting for them in the radio room: according to Bucher, the narrow eyes of the Koreans widened at the sight of how the teletypes continue to knock out secret radiograms - the Yankees did not destroy the equipment, but did not even try to turn it off!



Aftermath

Captured "Pueblo" was escorted to Wonsan. In total, the crew of the scout lost one person killed in the clash with the North Korean Navy, the remaining 82 sailor were captured. 10 Americans had injuries of varying severity.

The next day, negotiations began at the Korean militarized zone checkpoint between representatives of the United States and the DPRK. Rear Admiral John Victor Smith read out the American appeal: the Yankees demanded the immediate release of the hostages, the return of the confiscated hydrographic court, and an apology. It was emphasized that the seizure occurred at a distance of 15,6 miles from the coast of the Korean Peninsula, outside the territorial waters of the DPRK (according to international rules - 12 miles from the coast).

North Korean General Park Chung Hook just laughed in the face of the Americans and said that the border of the territorial waters passes where indicated by Comrade Kim. Currently, this distance is 50 miles from the coast of North Korea. He, on behalf of his country, strongly protests against the brutal aggressive invasion of the North DPRK's armed forces with an espionage equipment aboard, and any discussion of the release of the Pueblo crew members will be conducted only after a formal apology from the United States.

Negotiations are deadlocked.

January 28 using the high-altitude supersonic reconnaissance A-12 (predecessor of the SR-71) was obtained reliable evidence that the "Pueblo" captured by the armed forces of North Korea. The pictures clearly showed that the ship was located at the Wonsan naval base, surrounded by the ships of the DPRK Navy.


"Pueblo" from a height of 20 km

At the same time, a letter from Commander Bucher came in from North Korea, in which he confessed to espionage and other sins. The text was compiled in accordance with the Juche idea and could not be written by an American. But the signature was real. As it became known later, the Koreans beat the commander of the Pueblo, and when it did not help, they threatened to witness the execution of the entire crew, and then he would die. Understanding with whom he is dealing, Bucher wisely signed a confession.

The Pueblo crew spent months in captivity 11. Finally, December 23 9: 00 am The Americans made an official apology to the North Korean side, on the same day at the Panmunjon checkpoint, the procedure for issuing prisoners of war began at the Panmunjon checkpoint. Medical examinations revealed traces of ill-treatment and beatings at seamen, all suffered from exhaustion (although who in the DPRK does not suffer from exhaustion?). At the same time, no serious injuries, injuries or mental disorders were recorded: Koreans treated Americans as prisoners in a regular prison. Sensational reporting on the atrocities in captivity did not work.



At home, the sailors were greeted like real heroes. However, as early as January 1969 a trial was opened - 200 meeting hours, 140 witnesses. Pentagon representatives were outraged that for the first time in 160 years, an American ship was surrendered to the enemy. With a complete set of secret equipment!

Why did the commander, when threatened to capture the Pueblo, decide to sink his ship? Or at least destroy the most valuable equipment? Encryption machines fell into the hands of the North Koreans - a direct threat to the national security of the United States, plus the captured ship would most likely be put somewhere in a prominent place, which would damage America’s image.

Lloyd Boucher made excuses that even a couple of months before the march he appealed to the fleet command with a request to install explosive devices - for a quick detonation and destruction of secret equipment. However, his request remained unsatisfied.

Finally, why did the great and invincible American aircraft not come to the rescue of the Pueblo? Where at this time did the Supercarrier Enterprise enterprise click its beak?

At the trial, all new facts of the mess in the US Navy were revealed. Finally, the Yankees decided to stop the tragicomedy and begin to constructively solve the problems identified. By decision of the commander of the Navy, John Chaffee case was closed. Commander Boucher was fully acquitted.

The main mistake in the Pueblo incident was the incorrect calculation of the adequacy of the DPRK. The Yankees were confident that they were acting against an ally of the USSR, and therefore, there was no one to be afraid of: Soviet sailors always observed the norms of international maritime law and would never touch an American ship outside the 12-mile zone of territorial waters. Even in the open ocean, the Soviet intelligence officers (communications vessels - CERs) and their American “colleagues” (GER / AGER), such as miserable, unarmed pelvis, boldly approached the squadrons of the “probable enemy”, believing fairly that their security was provided by the military and political power of their countries, interpreted as a flag flying over them.

American concerns about the seizure of secret equipment were not in vain: Soviet specialists immediately dismantled and removed a number of secret equipment to the USSR, including encryption machines class KW-7. Using this equipment along with tables, codes and descriptions of cryptographic schemes obtained by the KGB with the help of a warrant officer, Johnny Walker, Soviet cryptographers managed to decipher about a million intercepted messages of the US Navy.









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  1. Rinat 1
    Rinat 1 6 November 2013 09: 30 New
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    Well done Koreans. They showed who is the boss in the house. And then the Americans are generally overgrown
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 6 November 2013 10: 36 New
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      Rear Admiral John Victor Smith read out an American appeal: the Yankees demanded the immediate release of the hostages, the return of the confiscated hydrographic court and an apology. It was emphasized that the capture occurred at a distance of 15,6 miles from the coast of the Korean Peninsula, outside the territorial waters of the DPRK (according to international rules - 12 miles from the coast).

      North Korean General Park Chung Guk simply laughed in the face of the Americans and said that the border of territorial waters passes where comrade Kim points out.


      Clearly, shortly and as intelligibly as possible! And what to do - the striped do not understand another language.
      1. Santa Fe
        6 November 2013 12: 35 New
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        Quote: Hudo
        Clearly, shortly and as intelligibly as possible! And what to do - the striped do not understand another language.
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 6 November 2013 17: 31 New
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      Quote: Rinat 1
      Well done Koreans. They showed who is the boss in the house. And then the Americans are generally overgrown

      Frozen - is this some kind of international term?
      Maybe you think the capture of diplomats, as in Iran, is in violation of the Vienna Convention? And if the Russian ship would be arrested with similar arguments?
      1. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 6 November 2013 19: 52 New
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        Quote: Pimply
        Maybe you think the capture of diplomats, as in Iran, is in violation of the Vienna Convention? And if the Russian ship would be arrested with similar arguments?


        Maybe you think it's right to ram the American Kursk nuclear submarine in the territorial waters of Russia? Or the use of white phosphorus in Iraq? Or the bombing of civilian targets in Yugoslavia?
        Yes, the Koreans violated the rules of international law, BUT not the Yankees are indignant about this.
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 6 November 2013 20: 36 New
          +3
          Quote: Blackgrifon
          Or maybe you think it's right to ram the American Kursk nuclear submarine in the territorial waters of Russia?

          Which ram? Where do you get this nonsense. Stop reading conspiracy theories like Mukhin, start reading normal experts.

          For example, Valery Korenchuk, academician of PANI, professor of the Turan University.
          http://u-96.livejournal.com/2706706.html
          Read for a start

          About Iraq - Are you aware that white phosphorus is not prohibited, which is used mainly in smoke charges? And there are certain norms of its application, which were observed in the same battle for Fallujah? Or do you only know its name, and you have no understanding that this is in principle? Just judging by your comment, the way it is.

          Quote: Blackgrifon
          Or the bombing of civilian targets in Yugoslavia?

          Do you know that during wars, in principle, civilian objects are bombed? Well, simply because there is not yet such a precision weapon to destroy only military facilities? And now, 15 years later. And then?
          1. Cat
            Cat 6 November 2013 20: 52 New
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            Quote: Pimply
            Do you know that during wars, in principle, civilian objects are bombed? Well, simply because there is not yet such a precision weapon to destroy only military facilities? And now, 15 years later. And then?

            Well, yes, inaccurate weapons, who would doubt it ... To such an extent inaccurate that instead of the military service unit’s RPD, it flies into city blocks. What can we say about the weapons of the 40's - which instead of the naval base, Sasebo was blasted on Hiroshima with Nagasaka, and even earlier - on Dresden ... terribly inaccurate weapons, yeah.
            Or maybe, after all, the whole point is in the "exclusivity" of those who use these weapons? Including despite the decisions of the UN Security Council.
            1. Pimply
              Pimply 6 November 2013 21: 09 New
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              Quote: Cat
              Well, yes, inaccurate weapons, who would doubt it ... To such an extent inaccurate that instead of the military service unit’s RPD, it flies into city blocks. What can we say about the weapons of the 40's - which instead of the naval base, Sasebo was blasted on Hiroshima with Nagasaka, and even earlier - on Dresden ... terribly inaccurate weapons, yeah.
              Or maybe, after all, the whole point is in the "exclusivity" of those who use these weapons? Including despite the decisions of the UN Security Council

              Have you ever participated in hostilities? Or served? Are you familiar with military history even to a small degree? Apparently - it is doubtful.
              1. Cat
                Cat 6 November 2013 21: 41 New
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                Quote: Pimply
                Have you ever participated in hostilities? Or served? Are you familiar with military history even to a small degree? Apparently - it is doubtful.

                in combat, fortunately, did not participate. And I do not wish others. And I had a chance to serve, and I am quite interested in military history. And that is why I have a bad taste in fairy tales about "inaccurate" weapons. To confuse a military object and which thread of an industrial enterprise is still all right, besides, it can be very useful to destroy other factories. But to bomb residential areas, and consciously, justifying the "inaccuracy" of the weapon - alas, no history can justify this.
                1. Pimply
                  Pimply 6 November 2013 23: 19 New
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                  Quote: Cat
                  in combat, fortunately, did not participate. And I do not wish others. And I had a chance to serve, and I am quite interested in military history. And that is why I have a bad taste in fairy tales about "inaccurate" weapons. To confuse a military object and which thread of an industrial enterprise is still all right, besides, it can be very useful to destroy other factories. But to bomb residential areas, and deliberately, justifying the "inaccuracy" of weapons - alas, no history can justify this.

                  The farther, the funnier. Great theorists, as always, can put a projectile in 5 cm at 100 km.
                  1. Cat
                    Cat 6 November 2013 23: 59 New
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                    Quote: Pimply
                    The farther, the funnier. Great theorists, as always, can put a projectile in 5 cm at 100 km.

                    Well, yes, yes ... but theorists and practitioners are for some reason sure: the CVO of even ballistic missiles flying to the other side of the ball is measured in meters. Even if there are hundreds of meters, but still it is meters, not kilometers. What can we say about aviation or artillery ammunition there, the range of which is several orders of magnitude less. Or do you, as a great practitioner, begin to argue that in air / artillery ammunition the magnitude of the CWS is comparable with the range?
                  2. Blackgrifon
                    Blackgrifon 8 November 2013 21: 36 New
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                    Quote: Pimply
                    Great theorists, as always, can put a shell of 5 cm per 100 km.


                    Those. Do you think the bombing of Dresden is a fiction?
          2. Ascetic
            Ascetic 6 November 2013 23: 48 New
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            Quote: Pimply
            white phosphorus is not prohibited,

            Is that because Paul Rogers said so? Or because Israel used it? Therefore, is it not prohibited? Actually use any incendiary weapons in places of concentration of civilians is prohibited by the UN Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Arms [The use of toxic substances against people is prohibited by the UN Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (lethal dose of white phosphorus for humans is 0,1 g). Americans lie that they did not sign the protocol and convention. Israel did not sign protocol 3 and 5
            link
            Phosphorus Ammunition - type of incendiary or smoke ammunition equipped with white phosphorus. Incendiary ammunition is prohibited, smoke and combined are not prohibited according to paragraph 1b
            link
            1. Characteristics and properties of incendiary substances. Brief description of incendiary substances: napalm, pyrogel, termite, white phosphorus.
            White phosphorus and plasticized white phosphorus
            White phosphorus is a solid poisonous waxy substance that spontaneously ignites in air and burns with the release of a large amount of caustic white smoke. The combustion temperature of phosphorus is 1200 ° C.
            Plasticized white phosphorus is a mixture of white phosphorus with a viscous solution of synthetic rubber. Unlike ordinary phosphorus, it is more stable during storage; at break it is crushed into large, slowly burning pieces. Burning phosphorus causes severe, painful, long-healing burns. It is used in artillery shells and mines, aircraft bombs, hand grenades. As a rule, incendiary smoke-generating ammunition is equipped with white phosphorus and plasticized white phosphorus.
            link
          3. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 8 November 2013 21: 35 New
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            Quote: Pimply
            Which ram? Where do you get this nonsense. Stop reading conspiracy theories like Mukhin, start reading normal experts.


            I’ll ask you not to specify and I advise you to read in more detail all official reports and interviews of officers.

            Quote: Pimply
            About Iraq - Are you aware that white phosphorus is not prohibited


            Not forbidden, BUT what does he do with a person do you know?

            Quote: Pimply
            Do you know that during wars, in principle, civilian objects are bombed?


            What kind of wars? Yugoslavia has been declared war? Are you aware that the bulk of all air strikes were inflicted on the most competitive enterprises in the Serbian industry?
      2. m262
        m262 7 November 2013 00: 18 New
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        Ours would not give up just like that! am
        1. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka 7 November 2013 01: 06 New
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          Quote: m262
          Ours would not give up just like that! am

          You are sure?
        2. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 8 November 2013 21: 39 New
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          Quote: m262
          Ours would not give up just like that!


          Unfortunately, there were similar shameful moments in our history ... Just before the great battle between the brig "Mercury" and 2 battleships of the Ottomans, our captain surrendered the frigate to the Turks without a fight. As a result, most of the team did not return alive from captivity.
    3. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 7 November 2013 01: 03 New
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      Quote: Rinat 1
      Well done Koreans. They showed who is the boss in the house. And then the Americans are generally overgrown

      A dictatorship that is fucked up, and it is through such "heroes" that problems begin.
    4. Megatron
      Megatron 7 November 2013 12: 40 New
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      This once again proves that the Yankees cannot and cannot normally fight.
      In critical situations, especially.
  2. Greyfox
    Greyfox 6 November 2013 09: 32 New
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    A sense of common sense does not allow the positive emotions to play out on the topic of "they hit us well." ... And it would be fine if they substituted themselves. The Americans, as a response, could well have ordered some Pinochet, Samosa or the Yurovites, and in a similar situation, seize our reconnaissance ship. So do not bend the stick, it can break.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 6 November 2013 15: 25 New
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      Quote: Greyfox
      The Americans, as an otter, could well command some Pinochet, Samos or the Yuarovites, and in a similar situation, capture our reconnaissance ship

      We are not Americans, we have a hypertrophied sense of duty.
      Everyone perfectly understood that the capture of our ship would definitely be a bloody battle and most likely to be unsuccessful from a military point of view, we could easily blow up the entire ship, we did not have cowardly sailors.
      1. Greyfox
        Greyfox 6 November 2013 16: 32 New
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        Response options could have varied, not necessarily symmetrical. The blowing up of our ship could be quite probable and no courage of the sailors would have saved here. Moreover, the Yuarists I mentioned blew up two of our ships in Angola in the 80s and they wanted to sneeze at the Soviet flags on them. So on "our" scumbags there would always be "their" scumbags. But a separate misfortune is that the USSR could not control the North Korean "thugs", because they acted quite so in their minds.
        1. carbofo
          carbofo 6 November 2013 17: 41 New
          +2
          I didn’t write about that !! completely, and wrote about the demolition of the ship solely in the sense that in the event of an attempt to capture our reconnaissance vessel, the crew of the vessel could well destroy the vessel by blowing it up.

          Ours always had exceptional instructions regarding secrets, at least the capture would be difficult with losses, and with a high probability that everything interesting would be worn out.
          As a maximum, the crew could blow up the ship along with the assault group.
          So unlike the American ship, the capture of our ship as a whole was minimal, not the mentality.
    2. Shur
      Shur 7 November 2013 01: 12 New
      +4
      At first I thought you were writing about the Amerov. :) After all, all of the above, plus the massacres of civilians, is their strong point. Well, how can one not agree with "arranges assassination attempts on the presidents of another country (almost all of Latin America), blows up planes (there is still no certainty about who and how put jihadists at the controls of September 11 and not only), seizes ships (yes, with ships bad luck, they are taking over the whole country more and more) is a country of scumbags "
  3. makarov
    makarov 6 November 2013 09: 36 New
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    Litter. But this is a flirted record. Events took place t.s. in the days of the NEP.
  4. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 6 November 2013 10: 13 New
    +9
    North Koreans certainly infernal frostbite))) In general, it is nice that Amers humiliated and forced to apologize. And the Koreans weren’t particularly afraid of the return when the large white bwana of the USSR was near.

    But there is a flip side to the coin, a violation of international law. The sea border is not where it should be, but where the great helmsman will say. Frost shorter, you will never guess what to expect from them.
    1. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 7 November 2013 01: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: Vasia Kruger
      North Koreans certainly infernal frostbite))) In general, it is nice that Amers humiliated and forced to apologize. And the Koreans weren’t particularly afraid of the return when the large white bwana of the USSR was near.

      But there is a flip side to the coin, a violation of international law. The sea border is not where it should be, but where the great helmsman will say. Frost shorter, you will never guess what to expect from them.

      To wait for problems.
  5. rennim
    rennim 6 November 2013 10: 19 New
    +1
    I think on this occasion you can make a great exciting action adventure. At the same time, the whole world will know all the "coolness" of the US Army.
  6. Makarov
    Makarov 6 November 2013 10: 58 New
    +5
    The last photo is the worst!)
  7. Bongo
    Bongo 6 November 2013 11: 18 New
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    From the same "opera" a clash in April 2001 of a Chinese J-8 fighter with an American EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft based on the Orion patrol. After which he was forced to sit on Chinese territory. Then the Americans were also forced to apologize. The aircraft's crew consists of two replacement crews of the aircraft itself and 15 avionics operators (there were 3 people in the EP-24, which landed on the island of Hainan).
    The Chinese had an excellent opportunity to gut a top-secret American plane.
    1. Tande
      Tande 7 November 2013 08: 32 New
      +3
      Wasn't it then transported back to the USA by Volga-Don company Ruslan?
      1. Bongo
        Bongo 7 November 2013 08: 33 New
        +3
        Yes, he is.
  8. Alexan
    Alexan 6 November 2013 11: 24 New
    +2
    Once again pleased with the historical sketches. And still, with the DPRK, the US, almost seriously, is believed to be coaxing, but the USSR is no longer behind them. Maybe only partially, China.
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 6 November 2013 11: 29 New
      +5
      The North Korean leadership does not have personal foreign accounts and real estate abroad, they do not see the future outside their own country .. Although the current North Korean leader studied abroad, this does not prevent him from firmly defending national interests.
      1. Tande
        Tande 7 November 2013 08: 35 New
        +1
        seems to be there. In Macau, they often saw representatives of the North Korean leadership of the highest rank, and it was in connection with personal foreign bank accounts
        1. Bongo
          Bongo 7 November 2013 08: 41 New
          +3
          In Macau, the eldest son of the late Kim Jong Il lives in the position of an honorary captive.
  9. stoqn477
    stoqn477 6 November 2013 11: 25 New
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    The Yankees did not even try to accept the battle - the Browning on the upper deck remained uncovered.

    When firing at the ship, anyone's experience to get to the Browning is purely a suicide attempt.
  10. Janis SU
    Janis SU 6 November 2013 11: 42 New
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    Quote: Makarov
    The last photo is the worst!)


    Well, and at what box office this post?
  11. Janis SU
    Janis SU 6 November 2013 11: 42 New
    -4
    Quote: Makarov
    The last photo is the worst!)


    Well, and at what box office this post?
  12. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 6 November 2013 11: 49 New
    +4
    Why didn’t the commander, with the threat of the capture of the Pueblo, dare to flood his ship? Or at least destroy the most valuable equipment? - even then believed in the "exclusiveness" of the nation!
  13. stoqn477
    stoqn477 6 November 2013 11: 55 New
    +1
    By the way, for me, a much more interesting case of an attack on Israeli planes and boats on the Liberty reconnaissance ship on June 8, 1967.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 6 November 2013 17: 43 New
      +1
      So who attacked whom ?? nifiga did not understand!
      1. Walking
        Walking 6 November 2013 18: 15 New
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        It was an attack by Israeli boats and planes on a virtually allied reconnaissance ship, a former Liberty-type transport.
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  14. Witch
    Witch 6 November 2013 11: 57 New
    +5
    Quote: Vasia Kruger

    But there is a flip side to the coin, a violation of international law. The sea border is not where it should be, but where the great helmsman will say. Frost shorter, you will never guess what to expect from them.


    From a legal point of view, they are in their own right. North Korea, as well as the United States, did not ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea ...
    1. Archibald
      Archibald 6 November 2013 20: 10 New
      0
      So can they claim a thousand miles?
  15. Witch
    Witch 6 November 2013 11: 57 New
    +5
    Quote: Vasia Kruger

    But there is a flip side to the coin, a violation of international law. The sea border is not where it should be, but where the great helmsman will say. Frost shorter, you will never guess what to expect from them.


    From a legal point of view, they are in their own right. North Korea, as well as the United States, did not ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea ...
  16. Santa Fe
    6 November 2013 12: 36 New
    +2
    The fable "Monkey and spectacles ancient American ship "

    The only joy in life with the subjects of the winged horse Juche
  17. UVB
    UVB 6 November 2013 12: 58 New
    +1
    The main mistake in the Pueblo incident was the incorrect calculation of the adequacy of the DPRK.
    Well done! Keep it up!
  18. kafa
    kafa 6 November 2013 14: 17 New
    +2
    quick-eyed women in devils and skirts wassat plague
  19. tlauicol
    tlauicol 6 November 2013 18: 09 New
    +4
    The article by Oleg was placed so that the reader would pay attention not to the insolence of Koreans or Americans, but to the helplessness of AV Enterprise, which could not do anything, being "just that" 500 miles to the south. Did you guess right?
    Now, if in the place of an aircraft carrier there was a battleship, submarine or cruiser Baltimore-Uuh, they would show them am
    1. Walking
      Walking 6 November 2013 18: 17 New
      +3
      How did you figure it out wink
    2. Santa Fe
      6 November 2013 20: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: Tlauicol
      so that the reader would pay attention not to the insolence of Koreans or Americans, but to the helplessness of AV Enterprise, which could not do anything, being "just that" 500 miles to the south. Did you guess right?

      No.
      About Pueblo remembered when discussing the work of radio intelligence agents off the coast of Syria

      About bespontovoy Enter surfaced already in the process of a detailed acquaintance with the topic:
  20. xomaNN
    xomaNN 6 November 2013 19: 56 New
    +2
    It looks like the capture by the Chiang Kai-shekists in the 50s of the Soviet cargo ship. Outcast countries do not particularly think about their reputation. So consider for them the DPRK avenged. The score is 1: 1!
  21. Archibald
    Archibald 6 November 2013 20: 08 New
    -6
    Complete idiots, what are you proud of? The fact that they pirate and do not comply with international agreements. The activities of the Americans were completely legal, all countries that are able to do this are engaged in naval intelligence. In vain they got away with it, but it is clear that the Americans have the safety of their citizens above all else.
    1. Santa Fe
      6 November 2013 20: 49 New
      -4
      Quote: Archibald
      Complete idiots, what are you proud of?

      request
    2. carbofo
      carbofo 7 November 2013 12: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: Archibald
      The activities of the Americans were completely legal,

      Hmm, do you really believe that ??
      1. Archibald
        Archibald 7 November 2013 14: 53 New
        0
        Radio intelligence in international waters, is that a violation of any laws?
  22. samoletil18
    samoletil18 6 November 2013 21: 07 New
    +3
    Here, the DPRK still had a small one, but it had a trump card: they never signed any international agreements to their detriment (the United States is doing the same). They declared about "their" sea borders. The nature of the captured ship and its contents did not speak of peacefulness. And to the troubles with Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia), the Americans did not need another hemorrhoid. This is where you can win over to raise the morale of the North Korean people. angry soldier am
  23. ICT
    ICT 6 November 2013 21: 33 New
    +2
    Soviet specialists immediately dismantled and exported to the USSR a number of classified equipment, including KW-7 class cryptographic machines. Using this equipment, along with tables, codes and a description of the cryptographic schemes obtained by the KGB with the help of Warrant Officer Johnny Walker, Soviet cryptographers managed to decrypt about a million intercepted messages of the U.S. Navy.
    this is the most important result, I don’t remember exactly, but it seems that until the mid-eighties it was generally used at an inexpensive price (that is, we knew EVERYTHING about the US fleet).
  24. crambol
    crambol 6 November 2013 21: 55 New
    +4
    Quote: xomaNN
    It looks like the capture by the Chiang Kai-shek in the 50s of the Soviet dry cargo ship.

    I apologize wildly, but it was the Tuapse tanker.
  25. ko88
    ko88 7 November 2013 00: 17 New
    +1
    when I look at the photo reports on sev.korey discourages))) it is clear that they have nowhere worse. crying
    1. Current 72
      Current 72 7 November 2013 01: 41 New
      +2
      Ko88, what would you do, and how would you live if you were sanctioned on all sides ??? And the North Koreans are great, proud and not obedient people. My opinion is that they live according to their own laws, and no one has the right command them, and impose their will.
      1. ko88
        ko88 7 November 2013 03: 54 New
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        Well, what can you do ((the political regime is such, but the people have nothing to do with it.