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Siege of Wonsan Harbor

The siege of Wonsan Harbor, from 16 February 1951 to 27 July 1953, was the longest naval blockade in modern history, lasting 861 days. The siege successfully kept the strategically important North Korean port from being used by the North Korean Navy and diverted enemy troops and resources from the front line. The harbor was heavily mined, requiring constant minesweeping operations. Among Taylor’s duties were to protect the minesweepers by returning shore fire, providing smokescreens, and other measures. Read about the Siege of Wonsan in these first hand accounts by CDR Sheldon H. Kinney and Seaman First Class Don Wade.