HTMS Makut Rajakumarn

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History
Royal Thai Naval EnsignThailand
Name: HMTS Makut Rajakumarn
Operator: Royal Thai Navy
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow
Launched: 18 November 1971
Commissioned: 7 May 1973
Status: in service as a training ship (2010)
Badge: Badge of HTMS Makut Rajakuman.svg
General characteristics
Type: frigate
Displacement: 1,650 tons standard, 1,900 tons full load
Length: 97.6 m
Beam: 10.97 m
Draught: 5.5 m
Propulsion:
Speed: 26 knots (18 knots diesels only)
Range:
  • 5000 NM - at 16 knots
  • 1200 NM at 26 knots
Crew: 140
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar - HSA LW-04, HSA WM-22, Decca 626
  • Sonar 170B, 162, Plessey M27
Armament:


The HTMS Makut Rajakumarn is a frigate operated by the Royal Thai Navy. The ship was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasgow, Scotland 1971. The ship entered service in 1973 and is currently (2010) in service as a training ship.

The design was based on the Malaysian frigate KD Rahmat, but is larger and has a second gun at the stern. The ship was refitted in 1985-88 following an engine room fire in 1984, with the Sea Cat missiles and Limbo anti submarine mortar removed and replaced by anti-submarine torpedo tubes and new radar and sonar.

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert and Stephen Chumbley. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland USA: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.