T Craft-class inshore patrol vessel

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Class overview
Name: T Craft class inshore patrol vessel

South African Navy

Israeli Navy
Completed: 6
Active: 6
General characteristics
Class & type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 36 tons
Length: 22 m (72.2 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23.0 ft)
Draught: 0.9 m (3.0 ft)
Installed power: 2,000 hp (1,5 MW)
Propulsion: 2 ADE 444 Tl 12V diesels; 2 Hamilton water-jets
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 530 nmi (980 km; 610 mi) at 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 16 (1 officer)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Surface search radar : Racal Decca I-band
Armament: 1 × 12.7 mm MG

The T Craft-class inshore patrol vessels are a class of patrol boat currently in service with the South African Navy. These boats are twin hulled catamarans of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) sandwich construction, capable of carrying up to 15 personnel. Each carries a RIB in the stern well. They were ordered in mid-1991, and commissioned into the South African Navy in 2003. Three of this type were also built for Israel in 1997.