The Battle of Noryang, the last major battle of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598), was fought between the Japanese navy and the combined fleets of the Joseon and Ming navies. It took place in the early morning of 16 December (19 November in Lunar calendar), 1598 and ended past dawn. The allied force of about 150 Joseon and Ming Chinese ships, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin and Chen Lin, attacked and either destroyed or captured more than half of the 500 Japanese ships commanded by Shimazu Yoshihiro, preventing his link-up with Konishi Yukinaga. The battered survivors of Shimazu's fleet limped back to Pusan and a few days later, left for Japan. At the height of the battle, Admiral Yi was shot with a Japanese arquebus, and died shortly after