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|Class and type:||Kraljevica-class|
|Ordered:||June 6, 1975|
|Acquired:||June 6, 1975|
|Commissioned:||June 6, 1975|
|Recommissioned:||1995 (after engine change)|
|Status:||In Active Service|
|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|
|Range:||1,500 miles at 12 knots|
|Complement:||44 personnel (4 officers)|
|Notes:||Pennant Number: P 314|
The ship along with her sister ship BNS Tista were acquired from former Yugoslavia in 1975 and commissioned on 6 June 1975. BNS Karnafuli was reduced to reserve in 1988 but was re-engined in 1995 and reactivated. She is in active duty now.
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.
- 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.