Jayasagara-class patrol craft
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|Type:||Offshore patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||330 tons full load|
|Propulsion:||2 × diesel engines, 2 shafts, 2,040 bhp|
|civil navigation radar and day/night Optics.|
|Armament:||1 dual 25mm, 2 dual 14.5mm, 1 40mm L/70? and additional armaments.|
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.
|SLNS Jayesagara (P601)||Colombo||1983||1983||Active Service|
|SLNS Sagarawardena (P602)||Colombo||1983||1983||Sunk|
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