Skrunda-class patrol boat

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LVNS Skrunda P-05 and Viesīte P-07
Class overview
Name: Skrunda class
Builders: Abeking Rasmussen,
JSC Riga Shipyard
Operators:  Latvian Naval Forces
Preceded by: Storm class
In commission: 2011-
Planned: 5
Completed: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 125 tons
Length: 25.7 m (84 ft)
Beam: 13.5 m (44 ft)
Draft: 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x MAN D 2842 diesels and Servogear CPPs, 2170 hp
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 1,000 nmi (1,900 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 x RIB for shallow water pursuit
Complement: 8-10 (depending on mission)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Raytheon X-band radar and electro optic sensors
Armament: Modular Mission Module with payload up to 6 tons
2 x 12.7mm machine guns

The Skrunda class is a class of SWATH patrol vessels used by the Latvian Navy.[1][2][3][4] The main duties of the vessels include fisheries inspections, search and rescue, environmental protection, sovereignty enforcement, and participation in NATO and EU operations.

Description[edit]

Skrunda class was ordered in 2008 and built in cooperation by Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Germany and Riga Shipyard in Latvia between 2009 and 2013. The class and the five vessels are named after towns and cities in Latvia from each of the five historical regions of Latvia, where important battles for Latvia's independence took place. The design is based on the well proven Abeking & Rasmussen 25m SWATH Pilot boat design, which is known for its excellent seaworthiness, offering motions in high sea state similar to conventional monohull ships three to four times its size. Skrunda class vessels are able to perform 100% of their duties in waves as high as 3.5 meters. The propulsion system was designed specifically for Skrunda class and places two MAN D 2842 diesel engines in the lower torpedo hulls, driving Servogear controllable pitch propellers via Servogear reduction gearboxes.

Tasked to monitor and control the Latvian and EU territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, Skrunda class can perform a number of different missions by changing the mission module between the bows of the two hulls, which adheres to the dimensions of a 20 ft ISO container and has a payload of 6 tons. A Mission Module may contain weapons systems, equipment for hydrographic surveying, environmental protection, support for divers, or mine countermeasure operations.

Armament[edit]

The standard armament consists of two 12.7mm (0.50 in) machine guns. In addition, one Mission Module can be installed with a weapons system that weighs up to 6 tons.

Vessels in class[edit]

Pennant
Number
Name Shipyard Launched In Service
P-05 Skrunda  Germany Abeking & Rasmussen 20 January 2011 18 April 2011
P-06 Cēsis  Germany Abeking & Rasmussen 23 November 2011 2 April 2012
P-07 Viesīte  Latvia Riga Shipyard 11 April 2012 22 August 2012
P-08 Jelgava  Germany Abeking & Rasmussen 16 April 2013 24 July 2013
P-09 Rēzekne  Latvia Riga Shipyard 14 October 2013 20 March 2014


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delivery of the first SWATH@A&R Offshore Patrol Boat". Abeking & Rasmussen. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "First Latvian SWATH patrol boat named, SIGNALS". Jane's Intelligence and Insight. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class". GL Group. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Krasta apsardzes patruļkuģu būves projekts". Latvian Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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