North Korea to show captured U.S. spy ship USS Pueblo

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The only navy ship that is in enemy hands (held by foreign government) is in Pyongyang, North Korea and apparently will stay there.
Painted and located along the Pothong River, the USS Pueblo was captured in 1968 and will be shown at the war museum to commemorate the so called by North Korea "Victory Day".

Foreign journalist will be allowed to enter the communist country in order to make a report on the anniversary.
The USS Pueblo is a symbol for North Korea for standing against the great military power of United States.

The crew members of the captured spy ship were 11 months in captivity in the communist country. In fact the captured U.S. military ship is still listed as a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel, the only one held by a foreign nation. United States made plans to get the ship back but without success.

USS Pueblo was an easy target because was lightly armed, doing only intelligence missions. The crew members of the U.S. spy did not were surrounded and did not have chance to destroy all gathered information. One U.S. sailor was killed and 82 were taken to prison.

For the survivors, that's when the real ordeal began.

"I got shot up in the original capture, so we were taken by bus and then train for an all-night journey to Pyongyang in North Korea, and then they put us in a place we called the barn," said Robert Chicca of Bonita, Calif., a Marine Corps sergeant who served as a Korean linguist on the Pueblo. "We had fried turnips for breakfast, turnip soup for lunch, and fried turnips for dinner. ... There was never enough to eat, and personally I lost about 60 pounds over there."

Although the ship was not dangerous and was making only intelligence operations, crew members say that most of them had little useful information for the North Koreans. That, according to the crew, didn't stop them from being beaten severely during interrogations.

"The Koreans basically told us, they put stuff in front of us, they said you were here, you were spying, you will be shot as spies," said Earl Phares from Ontario, Calif., who was cleaning up after the noon meal in the galley when the attack began. "Everybody got the same amount of beatings in the beginning."

North Korea informed that the spy ship had entered its territorial waters, though the U.S. maintained it was in international waters 15 miles off the nearest land.