#FOWC — Navy Ship Captured by North Korea

80F5EAE3-1B20-49BC-B8CA-1D97798B1B2DIn 1968, North Korea captured a U.S. Navy war ship and tortured the 82 sailors on board. The Navy’s intelligence vessel, the USS Pueblo, which was sent to spy on North Korea, was seized by North Korea. And to this day, the ship is still being held in Pyongyang.

Exactly 11 months after the Pueblo’s capture, U.S. and North Korean negotiators reached a settlement to allow the surviving 82 crewmen to walk, one by one, across the “Bridge of No Return” at Panmunjon to freedom in South Korea. They returned home to the United States in time for Christmas.

The USS Pueblo remains the only U.S. Navy ship held by a foreign government. It is now a tourist destination for North Korean citizens.9010A92D-3B03-4D71-B46F-64A5969AB942Donald Trump successfully demanded that North Korea return the USS Pueblo to the United States at his meeting with Kim Jong-un earlier this month in Singapore.

Just kidding.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “captured.”

8 thoughts on “#FOWC — Navy Ship Captured by North Korea

  1. Renard Moreau June 28, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    [ Smiles ] An interesting piece of history.

    Hmm. I am wondering, why did North Korea hold on to the US Navy vessel for all of these years?

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  2. leigha66 July 1, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Had me going there for a half a second. Maybe that is on the agenda for the next talk they have. But I would not hold my breath.

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