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Chinese and Korean Ships
Chinese and Korean Ships
In East Asia, by the time of the Zhou Dynasty (1046-221 BC) ship technologies such as stern mounted rudders were developed, and by the Han Dynasty, a well kept naval fleet was an integral part of the military. Ship technology advanced to the point where by the medieval period, water tight compartments were developed. Elsewhere in Korea in the 15th century, one of the world's first iron-clads, the turtle ship, was also developed.
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