HTMS Pattani

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History
Thailand
Name: HTMS Pattani
Namesake: Pattani
Operator: Royal Thai Navy
Builder: China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai
Commissioned: 2005
Identification: IMO number: 9291808
Status: In service
General characteristics
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)
Complement: 84
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Selex RAN-30X/I multimode surveillance radar with IFF
  • 1 × Rheinmetall TMX/EO fire control radar and optronic director
  • 3 × Raytheon Anschutz NSC-25 SeaScout navigational radar
  • Combat system: Atlas Elektronik COSYS combat management system
  • Navigation system : Raytheon Anschutz IBS/INS NSC-series
  • Communication system: Rohde & Schwarz Integrated Communication system
Armament:

HTMS Pattani[nb 1] is one of two Pattani-class offshore patrol vessels currently commissioned by the Royal Thai Navy.

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.[1] Pattani was launched in 2004 and delivered to the Royal Thai Navy on 16 December 2005.[1]

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.[2] "The mission marks the first time Thailand has sent forces overseas to protect its own interest."[2] As part of multi-national Combined Task Force 151, Pattani and especially Similan "disrupted pirate activity" in two separate incidents on 23 October 2010.[3] On 20 January 2011, both ships returned to port after a tour of duty of 137 days.[4]

On 9 March 2014, Pattani was deployed along with AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 in search and rescue operations of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ His Thai Majesty's Ship; see Ship prefix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prasun K. Sengupta (18 January 2006). "Thailand Acquires Chinese OPVs & APCs". indiadefence.com. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Hunt begins for Somali pirates". Bangkok Post. 11 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Royal Thai Navy Disrupts Piracy". Combined Maritime Forces site. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Back From Pirate Hunting". Bangkok Post. 20 January 2011.