HTMS Makut Rajakumarn
|Name:||HTMS Makut Rajakumarn|
|Namesake:||Crown Prince of Thailand|
|Operator:||Royal Thai Navy|
|Builder:||Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow|
|Launched:||18 November 1971|
|Commissioned:||7 May 1973|
|Status:||in service as a training ship (2010)|
|Displacement:||1,650 tons standard, 1,900 tons full load|
|Speed:||26 knots (18 knots diesels only)|
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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.