BNS Karnafuli

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Career (Bangladesh)
Class and type: Kraljevica-class
Name: BNS Karnafuli
Ordered: June 6, 1975
Builder: Kraljevica Shipyard
Acquired: June 6, 1975
Commissioned: June 6, 1975
Recommissioned: 1995 (after engine change)
In service: 1975-Present
Refit: 1995
Homeport: Chittagong
Fate: Active service
Status: Active service
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons standard; 245 tons full load
Length: 141.4 ft (43.1 m)
Beam: 20.7 ft (6.3 m)
Draught: 5.7 ft (1.8 m)
Propulsion: 2x MAN V8V 30/38 diesels; 3,300 hp (m) (2.42 MW); 2x shafts
Speed: 21 knots
Range: 1,500 miles at 12 knots
Complement: 44 personnel (4 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Surface search: Decca 1229; I-band
  • Sonars: OCU 2; hull-mounted: active; high frequency
Armament:
  • 2 × Bofors 40 mm L/70 guns
  • 4 × 20 mm cannon
  • 2 × 128 mm rocket launchers
  • 2× Mk 6 depth charge launchers, 2 x depth charge racks
Notes: Pennant Number: P 314

BNS Karnafuli is a Kraljevica-class ASW boat in service with the Bangladesh Navy.

Career[edit]

The ship along with her sister ship BNS Tista were acquired from former Yugoslavia in 1975.[1] BNS Karnafuli was reduced to reserve in 1988 but was re-engined in 1995 and reactivated. She is in active duty now.

Armament[edit]

The ship is armed with two Bofors 40 mm L/70 guns and four 20 mm cannon. Beside it carries two 128 mm rocket launchers and two racks for Mk 6 Projectors for ASW operations. She is mainly used as ASW ship in Bangladesh Navy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardiner and Chumbley 1998, p. 647.
  • Baker, III, A. D. (1998). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen (1995). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland, USA. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.