HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok

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HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok in 2005
History
Thai Navy Ensign
Name: HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok
Namesake: King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I)
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 27 April 1972
Launched: 3 February 1973
Acquired: Leased 1994, purchased 9 December 1999
Status: in active service
Badge: Ship logo
General characteristics
Class and type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 4,065 long tons (4,130 t)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
Draft: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion:
  • Steam turbine
  • 2 × 1,200 psi boilers
  • 1 geared turbine
  • 1 shaft
  • 35,000 shp (26,099 kW)
Speed: 27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
Complement: 250 officers and enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
Aviation facilities: Helicopter deck and hangar

HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok (FFG 461) (Thai: พุทธยอดฟ้าจุฬาโลก) is the former USS Truett (FF-1095), Knox-class frigate. The ship is named after the first king of the Chakri Dynasty, King Phutthayotfa Chulaok the Great.

The Royal Thai Navy first leased the ship from the US Navy after she was decommissioned on July 30, 1994. The ship was eventually purchased on December 9, 1999.

A Phutthayotfa Chulalok-class frigate, she has a sister ship, the HTMS Phutthaloetla Naphalai (FFG 462).

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