|Operator:||Royal Thai Navy|
|Builder:||China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9291808|
|Class and type:||Pattani-class offshore patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||1,440 long tons (1,460 t) full load|
|Length:||95.5 m (313 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)|
|Draft:||3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Ruston16RK270 diesel engines, driving two shafts with controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
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Under a May 2002 agreement, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation built the Pattani and her sister ship HTMS Naratiwat at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Pattani was launched in 2004 and delivered to the Royal Thai Navy on 16 December 2005.
On 10 September 2010, Pattani and the support ship HTMS Similan departed Sattahip Naval Base with a total of "351 sailors and 20 special warfare troops" to join anti-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. "The mission marks the first time Thailand has sent forces overseas to protect its own interest." As part of multi-national Combined Task Force 151, Pattani and especially Similan "disrupted pirate activity" in two separate incidents on 23 October 2010. On 20 January 2011, both ships returned to port after a tour of duty of 137 days.
- His Thai Majesty's Ship; see Ship prefix.
- Prasun K. Sengupta (18 January 2006). "Thailand Acquires Chinese OPVs & APCs". indiadefence.com. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- "Hunt begins for Somali pirates". Bangkok Post. 11 September 2010.
- "Royal Thai Navy Disrupts Piracy". Combined Maritime Forces site. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- "Back From Pirate Hunting". Bangkok Post. 20 January 2011.
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