The Great Battle of Myeong-Ryang (Hwang Won-Gap)
The Great Battle of Myeong-Ryang
Hwang Won-Gap(The author of historical novel)
The September 16 is a significant day when The Great Battle of Myeong-Ryang took place 420 years ago. There broke out an unprecedented bloody battle at the Strait of Myeong-Ryang between the Hae-Nam of Jaeon-Nam province and Jin-Do island on the September 16, 1597(lunar calendar), the 30th year of King Seon-Jo. The soldiers of Jo-Seon Naval Forces of no more than 13 battle ships would not fight being confronted with 133 Japanese battle ships against them. Furthermore they had been almost wiped out at The Battle of Chil-Cheon-Ryang just two months ago. General Yi Sun-Shin addressed to his commanders on a day prior to The Great Battle of Myeong-Ryang as follows.