What is a fleet Review?

The Fleet Review is a maritime parade for a sovereign to inspect combat readiness of warships and discipline of sailors. The Fleet review, Navy's tradition originated from fleet combat readiness inspection supervised by the King of England, Edward III and it expanded into a large-scale event at the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria in 1897.


The Republic Of Korea Navy will hold International Fleet Review 2018 both at jeju civilian-military complex port and in vicinity of Jeju island for 5 days from 10th(Wendsday) October 2018. The 3rd International Fleet Review in the Republic Of Korea will be held at Jeju Island for the first time for global peace and civil-military harmony with invitation of worldwide navies from 70 nations(over 40 nations may be participated) This Fleet review includes Pass-In Review, Western Pacific Naval Symposium, Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition/Seminar, Worldwide navies' Ship Opening Event and Celebratory performance Especially, Jeju Civil Military Complex Harbor will be opened to the public with various events that provide an opportunity to experience culture of worldwide navies and Jeju Island.

Fleet Reviews of the Republic Of Korea

The first Fleet review of the Republic Of Korea was held in 1949. The Republic Of Korea held the Fleet Review on 16th August 1949 to commemorate the 1st anniversary of ROK Goverment and inform people about the development of the ROK Navy with government ministers including then president Lee Seungman, members of the national assembly, citizens of Incheon gathering at ships and ports and observing formation maneuver exercise of warships This event provided an opportunity to make the president, commander-in-chief, and people recognize Republic Of Korea navy as dedlicated to fighting for the nation and people as a member of the ROK Armed Forces.

In 1998, the first International Fleet Review was held. The Republic Of Korea Navy held the International Fleet reivew in Busan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ROK Armed Forces and the 400th anniversary of the death of Admiral Lee Sun Shin. 10 years later, the International Fleet Review 2008 was held in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ROK Armed Forces and display increased national power and development of the ROK navy with naval delegations from 26 nations and ships and aircrafts at home and abroad including the ROK Sejong, the Aegis destroyer.

Recent cases of the International Fleet Reviews in foreign nations

2005 United Kingdom the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar
2009 People's Republic Of China the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC
2010 Canada the 100th anniversary of founing of the Royal Canadian Navy
2012 Japan the 60th anniversary of the founding of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces
2013 Australia the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's first appearance on Sydney Harbour
2014 PRC the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy
2015 Indonesia the 70th anniversary of the independence of Indonesia
2017 Thailand the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN
  Russia the 321st anniversary of the founding of the Russian Navy