Jayasagara-class patrol craft

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Class overview
Name: Jayasagara
Builders: CDL
Completed: Two
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 330 tons full load
Length: 39.8 metres
Beam: 7 metres
Draught: 2.2 meters
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines, 2 shafts, 2,040 bhp
Speed: 15 knots
Complement: 52
Sensors and
processing systems:
civil navigation radar and day/night Optics.
Armament: 1 dual 25mm, 2 dual 14.5mm, 1 40mm L/70? and additional armaments.

The Jayasagara class is a class of Offshore patrol vessels that are part of the Sri Lankan Navy and have been locally built.

History[edit]

Built by Colombo Dockyard Limited for the Sri Lankan Navy in the early 1980s, these were the first warships built in Sri Lanka in modern times. Designed for off shore patrol and naval fire support on coastal areas they have seen action with the Sri Lankan Navy for more than 20 years.

Two ships of this class were built. Currently one is still in service while the other was lost due to a suicide attack carried out by the LTTE. Mostly used for patrol duties they have been deployed on many occasions to support amphibious operations carried out by the navy along with the Sri Lanka Army.

The knowledge gained in developing this class has been useful in the development of new Coastal Surveillance Vessel class for the Maldivian Coast Guard.

Ships[edit]

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Status
SLNS Jayesagara (P601) Colombo 1983 1983 Active Service
SLNS Sagarawardena (P602) Colombo 1983 1983 Sunk