Patrol boat HMTSS Te Mataili II (802)

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Patrol boat HMTSS Te Mataili II (802) 0

Classification

Type:
type: Patrol boat

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Austal
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
IMO number:
4734116
MMSI:
572211301

Ship measurements

Length:
39.5 m
Beam (overall):
8 m
Draught:
0.76 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Caterpillar 3516C diesels
  • 2 * 2000 kW and 1600 rpm
  • 2 * shafts
Speed:
20 knots
Range:
3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

Crew

Complement:
23

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 1 * Work Ribs (WRH635FRB)
Electronics:
  • Communication system:
  • VHF/DSC Radios, MF/HF DSC
  • Radios, VHF Aeroband Radio,
  • UHF Military Radio, Inmarsat C,
  • SatCom,HF and VHF Radio
  • Direction Finder
  • Navigation:
  • X-Band Radar, Electronic Chart
  • System, DGPS, Gyrocompass,
  • Autopilot, Depth Sounder
Armament:
  • Space and weight reservation for a 30mm main gun
  • Port and Starboard mounts for 0.50 calibre GPMG

HMTSS Te Mataili II (802) is the second Guardian-class patrol boat completed, and the first to be given to the small Pacific Ocean nation Tuvalu. She was commissioned on 5 April 2019, replacing Te Mataili (801), a Pacific Forum patrol vessel, that had reached the end of her designed lifetime.

In July 2019, Inspector Seleganui Fusi, commanding officer of the Te Mataili II, hosted a delegation from Timor, letting them prepare for the arrival of their patrol vessels.

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