Fighting Ships of the Far East 2 - Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 ( Series - New Vanguard, 63)
Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear
to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility.
However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for
mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who
pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that
culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of
Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost
dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most
famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the
first time in full technical detail in this book.