BNS Gomati

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History
Bangladesh
Name: BNS Gomati
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen
Yard number: 983
Laid down: 6 February 1978
Launched: 18 October 1978
Acquired: July, 2003
Commissioned: 3 October 2004
Homeport: Khulna
Identification: Pennant number: P 914
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Island-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,260 tons (full load)
Length: 59.5 m (195 ft)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RKC diesels; 5,640 hp (4,210 kW) sustained; 1 × shaft; cp prop
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nmi (13,000 km; 8,100 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 39
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Navigation: Kelvin Hughes Type 1006; I-band
  • Combat Data Systems: Racal CANE DEA-1 action data automation
Armament:
  • Guns:
    • 1 × Bofors 40 mm/60 Mk 3
    • 2 × FN 7.62 mm MGs
  • Countermeasures
    • ESM: Orange Crop; intercept

BNS Gomati is an Island-class offshore patrol vessel of the Bangladesh Navy. She entered service in 2003.

History[edit]

Built by Hall, Russell & Company, she was modelled on the ocean-going trawlers FPV Jura (1973) and FPV Westra (1974). The vessel was laid down on 6 February 1978 and launched on 18 October 1978.[1] She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Anglesey (P277) on 1 June 1979.[2] In 2002 she was sold to the Bangladesh Navy.

Career[edit]

The Bangladesh Navy acquired the ship on 29 July 2002.[3] On 4 May 2003, BNS Gomati was commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy. She is currently serving under the command of the Commodore Commanding BN Khulna (COMKHUL).

Gomati took part in Exercise Aman in 2013, a multinational exercise held at Karachi port of Pakistan.[4] She visited the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka from 23 to 26 February[5] and Visakhapatnam Port in India from 17 to 20 March 2013[6] on goodwill missions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Olver. "Island Class Offshore Patrol Vessels". Royal Navy Postwar. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "HMS Anglesey". Aberdeen Built Ships. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Military Forces". BDMilitary.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Pakistan, Guest Navies Conclude Aman-13 Exercise | Defense News". defensenews.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Naval Ship Arrives at Port of Colombo". Naval Today. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Bangladesh naval ship in Visakhapatnam on a three-day visit". Ndtv.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 

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