(jēn`hă`), city (1993 pop. 125,997), South Gyeongsang (Kyongsang) prov., SE South Korea, on the Korea Strait. It is an important fishing port and naval base, with fertilizer and thermoplastic resin industries.
The vessel, a former Pohang-class corvette used by the Republic of Korea Navy before it got junked and later refurbished by the Philippine government, left Pier 7 of South Korea's Jinhae Naval Base on Monday after a send-off ceremony by the ROKN.
The USS San Francisco, a 6,800-ton Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, has been anchored at a naval base in the port city of Jinhae, 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul, since Thursday to prepare for joint drills slated for next week.
At their meeting in the southern port city of Jinhae, South Korean Navy chief Admiral Choi Yun-hee and his Australian counterpart Vice Admiral Ray Griggs also agreed to boost personnel exchanges and hold high-level meetings.