Corvette HTMS Pattani (511)

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Classification

Type:
type: Corvette

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Operator:
Commissioned:
Status:
IMO number:
9291808

Ship measurements

Displacement:
1460 t
Length:
95.5 m
Beam (overall):
11.6 m
Draught:
3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Ruston16RK270 diesel engines
  • 2 * shafts with controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
25 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)

Crew

Complement:
84

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • 1 * Selex RAN-30X/I multimode surveillance radar with IFF
  • 1 * Rheinmetall TMX/EO fire control radar and optronic director
  • 3 * Raytheon Anschutz NSC-25 SeaScout navigational radar
  • Atlas Elektronik COSYS combat management system
  • Raytheon Anschutz IBS/INS NSC-series
  • Communication system: Rohde & Schwarz Integrated Communication system
Armament:
  • 1 * Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid
  • 2 * Denel Land Systems GI-2 20mm autocannon
  • 2 * U.S. Ordnance M2HB .50 caliber machine gun

HTMS Pattani is one of two Pattani-class offshore patrol vessels currently commissioned by the Royal Thai Navy.

Under a May 2002 agreement, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation built the Pattani and her sister ship HTMS Naratiwat at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Pattani was launched in 2004 and delivered to the Royal Thai Navy on 16 December 2005.

On 10 September 2010, Pattani and the support ship HTMS Similan departed Sattahip Naval Base with a total of «351 sailors and 20 special warfare troops» to join anti-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. «The mission marks the first time Thailand has sent forces overseas to protect its own interest.» As part of multi-national Combined Task Force 151, Pattani and especially Similan «disrupted pirate activity» in two separate incidents on 23 October 2010. On 20 January 2011, both ships returned to port after a tour of duty of 137 days.

On 9 March 2014, Pattani was deployed along with AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 in search and rescue operations of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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