BNS Turag

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Sister ship BNS Sangu
Name: BNS Turag
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen
Yard number: 975
Launched: 1 June 1977
Acquired: 2004
Commissioned: 3 October 2004
Homeport: Khulna
Identification: Pennant number: P 714
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 nautical miles (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
  • Guns:
    • 1 × Bofors 40 mm/60 Mk 3
    • 2 × FN 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Countermeasures
    • ESM: Orange Crop; intercept

BNS Turag is an Island-class Offshore patrol vessel of the Bangladesh Navy. She has been serving in the Bangladesh Navy since 2004.


Built by Hall, Russell & Company, she was modelled on the ocean-going trawlers FPV Jura (1973) and FPV Westra (1974). She was launched on 1 June 1977.[1] She was commissioned to Royal Navy as HMS Lindisfarne (P300) on 3 March 1978.[2] On 29 January 2004, she was sold to the Bangladesh Navy.[3]


BNS Turag reached Mongla Naval Base in May 2004 after an 8,000 mile journey from the UK. The ship made brief stopovers at Tangier port in Morocco, Port Said in Egypt, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Port of Salalah in Oman and Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka as goodwill visits as well as to replenish rations, fuel and provisions.[4] The ship was commissioned on 3 October 2004[5] under the command of the Commodore Commanding Khulna (COMKHUL). About 100 personnel serve on board her.

BNS Turag took part in 7th International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia-2009 in Singapore and Weapon Multinational Exercise in South China Sea in May, 2009. She also visited port of Penang, Malaysia in a goodwill visit.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lindisfarne". Aberdeen Built Ships. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Jeremy Olver. "Island Class Offshore Patrol Vessels". Royal Navy Postwar. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Farewell to the Island Class". Navy News. 29 January 2004. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Two more BNS ships arrive at Mongla". The Daily Star. UNB. 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Modern ships to replace old ones". The Daily Star. UNB. 2004-10-04. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Navy ship Turag returns". The Daily Star. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 

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