Damen Stan patrol vessel

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Netherlands Coast Guard patrol vessel Visarend.
Class overview
Builders: Damen Group
Built: 2001 - present
In commission: 2001 - present
Planned: 24-34
Completed: 35
Active: 35
General characteristics
Type: Damen Stan 4100
General characteristics
Type: Damen Stan 4207
Length: 42.8 m (140.4 ft)
Beam: 7.1 m (23.3 ft)
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h)
Complement: 17
General characteristics
Type: Damen Stan 4708
Length: 46.8 m (153.5 ft)
Beam: 8.11 m (26.6 ft)
Speed: 23.8 knots (44.1 km/h)
Complement: 16-24

The Dutch shipbuilding firm The Damen Group, designs and manufactures a wide variety of vessels, including a range of related patrol vessels known generally as the Damen Stan Patrol Vessels.[1][2]

The Damen Stan patrol vessel designs' names include a four digit code, where the first two digits are the vessel's length, in metres, and the second two digits are its width.[1] Over a dozen nations have classes of vessels based on the Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessel design, which are 42 metres (138 ft) long and 7 metres (23 ft) wide. The United States Coast Guard's Sentinel class cutters, based on the Damen Stan 4708 patrol vessel design, are 47 metres (154 ft) long and 8 metres (26 ft) wide.

In the late 1990s three 41 patrol vessels were built for service in the Dutch Antilles, and experience with those vessels informed the later designs of the 4207 and 4708.[1]

Rather than design vessels that were strictly for naval use, the underlying Damen Stan patrol vessel designs do not include weapons, or a sensor suite.[1] The designs have been adapted for constabulary duties, and for fishery and environmental patrols. According to Sanjay Badri-Maharaj, of the -Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, described how adding an autocannon and military class sensor suite to the USCG's Sentinel class boosted its cost per vessel from $20 million USD to $65 million.

In recent years Damen has developed Damen Stan patrol vessels based on their Sea Axe bow design.[1] The Stan 4207 design are 42.8-metre (140 ft) patrol vessels.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] They are 7.1 metres (23 ft) wide, and can travel at 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph). They are designed to carry a complement of approximately a dozen. The Stan 4708 are 46.8 metres (154 ft) long, 8.11 metres (26.6 ft) wide, have a maximum speed of 23.8 knots (44.1 km/h; 27.4 mph), and carry a complement of 16-24.[10]

Different variants[edit]


HMC Searcher showing UK Border Force overmarkings (since re-liveried)
Two of the Jamaican Coast Guard patrol vessels
Albanian Naval Brigade patrol vessel Iliria, an Albanian Damen Stan type 4207 patrol vessel. Note the cannon on the bow is a water cannon, for fire-fighting
Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel CCGS Private Robertson V.C.
Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol vessel HMBS Rolly Gray

Vessels of this type have been supplied to, or ordered by a number of countries.[8] As of December 2011 thirty five vessels had been built. Many of the agencies that employ these vessels have them delivered without armament, or solely with small arms. They are equipped with water cannon. Many of the agencies that employ these vessels specified they should be equipped with stern launching ramp, capable of launching and retrieving a 7.9-metre (26 ft) pursuit craft (RHIB) while underway. The vessels are equipped with a horizontal thruster in their bows, to aid maneuvering in tight conditions, such as mooring in crowded anchorages. The ship are well known for their sea handling capabilities and comfort. Many are powered by Caterpillar engines.

Nation Date Quantity Type Notes
Netherlands 2001 2 4207 In 2001 the Netherlands ordered two vessels to serve in the Dutch customs' service. Visarend commissioned in 2001, Zeearend in 2002.[3] now operated by the Dutch Coast Guard
United Kingdom 2001 4 4207 the UKBA 42m Customs Cutters Seeker, Searcher, Vigilant and Valiant were operated by the UK Border Agency[11] with responsibility potentially now being passed to UK Visas and Immigration.
Honduras 2013 2 4207 Honduran Navy 2 patrol vessels 4207 (FNH 1401 Lempira and FNH 1402 Morazan) and 6 Damen Interceptor 1102 in service 2013[1][12]
Jamaica 2005 3 4207 The three vessels which form the County class are HMJS Surrey, HMJS Cornwall and HMJS Middlesex.[1][4][9] They were built in the Netherlands, and the last vessel was delivered in December 2006.
Barbados 2007 3 4207 Built for the Barbados Coast Guard.[1][4][5][8] HMBS Leonard C Banfield and HMBS Rudyard Lewis were scheduled to be delivered in 2008.[8] HMBS Trident was scheduled for delivery in 2009.
Albania 2007 4 4207 Iliria and three other vessels: Oriku, Lisus and Butrinti[6][7] operated by the Albanian Coast Guard
South Africa 2004 3 4708 Lillian Ngoyi class: Lillian Ngoyi, Ruth First and Victoria Mxenge are employed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.[8]
Netherlands Antilles & Aruba[8] 1998 3 4100 Jaguar, Panter and Poema employed by the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba Coast Guard.[8]
Vietnam[8] 2004 3 4100 SAR-411, SAR-412 and SAR-413 employed by Vietnam Coast Guard search and rescue service.[8]
Canada 2009 9 4207 In 2009 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced it would be purchasing 9 patrol vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard.[1][13][14][15][16][17] The Hero class began entering service in 2011.
Mexico 2012 10 4207 The Mexican Navy – Armada de México – inducted the first two of several Tenochtitlan-class vessels in 2012. The two Stan Patrol 4207 patrol boats – ARM Tenochtitlan (PC-331) and ARM Teotihuacan (PC-332) were built at a cost of $9 million USD each at ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico, Tamaulipas and completed in April and May 2012.[1][18][19][20] A seventh vessel was ordered in September 2014. Three more were ordered in January 2016.[21]
Mexico 2014 1 5009 Ordered in September 2014 together with a seventh Stan Patrol 4207.[1]
Trinidad and Tobago 2015 4 5009 Following a 4-year acquisition programme the Government of Trinidad and Tobago agreed to purchase twelve vessels from Damen including four 5009s[1][22]
United States 2011 30 (58) 4708 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) commenced the purchase of 58 cutters designated as the 154 ft (46.9 m) Sentinel class.[1][4][23][24][25][26][27] In September 2008, Bollinger Shipyards in Louisiana, USA, was awarded US$88 million to build the prototype lead ship of class.[28] It was launched in April 2011 as USCGC Bernard C. Webber. By July 2014, the USCG had exercised options with Bollinger Shipyards for construction through 2017 of additional Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 30.
Bulgaria 2010 1 4207 The Bulgaria Border Police accepted delivery of Obzor on July 16, 2010.[29]
Venezuela 2014 6 4207 The Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela ordered six vessels together with six Damen Ocean Patrol 5007 in March 2014.[1] They are being built in UCOCAR with the assistance of DAMEX Shipbuilding & Engineering, Cuba.
2014 6 5009 The Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela ordered six vessels together with six Damen Stan Patrol 4207 in March 2014. They are being built in UCOCAR with the assistance of DAMEX Shipbuilding & Engineering, Cuba.[30]
Bahamas 2013 4 4207 The Royal Bahamas Defence Force ordered four vessels together with four Sea Axe 3007 Patrols and one Stan Lander 5612 Logistics Support and Landing Craft in April 2013.
Qatar 2014 6 5009 The Qatar Armed Forces ordered six vessels together with one 52-metre (171 ft) diving support vessel on March 31, 2014. The vessels are to be built by Nakilat Damen Shipyard Qatar
Ecuador 2014 2 5009 Isla San Cristóbal (LG-30) and Isla Isabela (LG-31), ordered for the Ecuadorion Coast Guard in addition to four operational Damen Stan Patrol 2606 vessels.[1]
Italy 2013 2 5509 The Guardia di Finanza naval service commissioned two vessels to Cantiere Navale Vittoria (Rovigo) on Damen 5509 plans.[31]
Greece 2016 1 5509 The Hellenic Coast Guard inaugurated LS090, a Damen 5509 vessel.[32]
Nicaragua 2018 2 4207 Build in 2005 ex Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Damen Security Naval and Patrol". Damen Group. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b "New Customs Patrol Vessels". Marine talk. 2001. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d "SENTINEL Class Patrol Boat: Media Round Table". United States Coast Guard. 2008-09-30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Project number: DAMEN 4207". Ricochet.ru. 2005. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Difesa albanese ordina 4 pattugliatori a Damen Shipyards". dedalonews. 2007-11-15. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. 
  7. ^ a b "Iliria to Albania". Transport & Offshore Services. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Joris Janssen Lok (2007-10-01). "Barbados Bound". Aviation Week. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. 
  9. ^ a b "Damen News 9". Damen Group. March 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Damen Stan Patrol Vessel 4708: Lillian Ngoyi". Damen Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-11. 
  11. ^ "The former Revenue (Customs) Cutters are now operated by UK Border Agency". Revenue Cutter Association. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. 
  12. ^ http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1838346
  13. ^ Oliver Moore (2009-09-03). "Coast Guard to be beefed up with nine new ships". Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  14. ^ "Canadian coast guard to get 9 new ships". United Press International. 2009-09-03. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  15. ^ "New vessels ordered for Canadian Coast Guard". Marine Log. 2009-09-03. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  16. ^ "Contract for Canadian Coast Guard Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels: Damen Shipyards Announces $194M Award for partner, Irving". Canadian American Strategic Review. 2009-09-03. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. 
  17. ^ "Contract for Canadian Coast Guard Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels: Fisheries & Oceans Announces Award for Irving Shipbuilding". Canadian American Strategic Review. 2009-09-02. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. 
  18. ^ "Fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel for Mexican Navy". August 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ Mexico encarga a la holandesa Damen su quinta patrullera Tenochtitlan. 12 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Mexican Navy orders sixth Damen Stan Patrol 4207". Damen Group. 2014-04-01. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-10-28. This contract, the sixth patrol vessel of the Tenochtitlan class, underlines the excellent ongoing relationship between the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina or SEMAR), and Damen. As all five previous vessels, this vessel will be built in the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico, a city and port on the Gulf of Mexico. 
  21. ^ "Mexican Navy orders three more Damen 4207 patrol vessels | IHS Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  22. ^ http://www.damen.com/en/news/2015/05/trinidad_and_tobago_coast_guard_contracts_damen_for_fleet_of_coastal_patrol_craft
  23. ^ http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/newsroom/updates/frc050416.asp
  24. ^ Christopher P. Cavas (2009-09-30). "U.S. Coast Guard Chooses New Patrol Boat". Defense News. Retrieved 2009-10-13. [permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Fast Response Cutter (FRC)". Integrated Deepwater System Program. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  26. ^ "Coast Guard reassigns Deepwater replacement patrol boat acquisition project". United States Coast Guard. 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  27. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Running Out of Ships". Strategy Page. 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  28. ^ "Acquisition Directorate: Newsroom". United States Coast Guard. [dead link]
  29. ^ "Recent Stan Patrol 4207 deliveries". Damen Group. Archived from the original on December 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. Built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Stan Patrol 4207 'Obzor' was delivered to the Bulgarian border police on July 16, 2010. This project was made possible through Schengen funding. The 'Obzor' will be the most sophisticated vessel in the fleet and will patrol the border from her home port in Sozopol. 
  30. ^ "La Armada de Venezuela recibió el buque de carga Los Frailes T-91". 
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  32. ^ "The Hellenic Coast Guard inaugurated its new ship". Retrieved August 31, 2016.