KRI Tjiptadi (381)

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Tjiptadi (left) in Malaga, 1994.
Name: KRI Tjiptadi (381)
Commissioned: 10 May 1996
Identification: 381
Status: In service
East Germany
Name: GDR Bergen (213)
Builder: Peene-Werft
Commissioned: 10 February 1985
Decommissioned: 1996
Fate: Sold to Indonesia
General characteristics
Type: Parchim-class corvette
  • 865 tonnes (standard)
  • 935 tonnes (fully loaded)
Length: 75.2 m (247 ft)
Beam: 9.78 m (32.1 ft)
Draft: 2.65 m (8.7 ft)
  • 3x4750 hp M-504A diesel (total 14.250 hp)
  • 3 fixed pitch propellers
  • 1x500 kW diesel generator
  • 2x200 kW diesel generators
Speed: 24.5 knots (45.4 km/h)
Range: 2,100 nautical miles (4,000 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 62 crew

KRI Tjiptadi (381) is a Parchim-class corvette currently operated by the Indonesian Navy. Prior to 1996, the Tjiptadi was part of the East German Volksmarine, as the Bergen (213).


Tjiptadi, being a Parchim-class corvette, has a displacement of 865 tonnes as standard and up to 935 tonnes when fully loaded. Ships of the class have lengths of 75.2 metres (247 ft) and a beam of 9.78 metres (32.1 ft), with a draft of 2.65 metres (8.7 ft). It has a maximum speed of 24.5 knots (45.4 km/h) and a range of 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h). Her propulsion of 3 fixed pitch propellers powered by 3 diesel generators, one 500 kW and two 200 kW.[1]


As part of her armaments, Tjiptadi possesses the RBU-6000 anti-submarine weapon rocket launcher.[2]

Service history[edit]

The ship was initially part of the East German Volksmarine, developed as small anti-submarine ships. The Bergen (213) was built by Peene-Werft and was commissioned on 10 February 1985. [1][3] Following the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany, Bergen was sold to the Indonesian Navy, alongside 15 other Parchim-class corvettes and 23 other vessels in a US$ 12.7 million deal. She was renamed Tjiptadi and was commissioned on 10 May 1996, following modifications.[3][4]

Tjiptadi was assigned to the Indonesian Navy's Western Fleet Command (Koarmabar).[5] In 2015, she participated in a coordinated patrol with the Indian Navy.[6] She also participated in the search for the crashed Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501.[7]

On 27 April 2019, Tjiptadi was involved in a deliberate collision incident with two Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance (VFRS) vessels (KN 264 and KN 231) in the South China Sea (or the North Natuna Sea).[8] Tjiptadi was conducting patrols in the area, and according to statements from the Indonesian Navy, attempted to apprehend a Vietnamese fishing vessel which was fishing illegally in the Indonesian EEZ. The waters - which according to Indonesian sources was located 161 nautical miles (298 km) from the Riau Islands[8] - were also claimed by Vietnam. KN 264 deliberately collided with Tjiptadi's starboard side, though the latter did not open fire. The apprehended Vietnamese fishing boat sank in the incident due to being rammed by KN 231, though 12 of her crew had been brought on board Tjiptadi and was transferred to the Indonesian Navy base in Ranai while 2 other crew members were taken by the Vietnamese vessels.[9][10][11]


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  6. ^ "CORPAT - India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol". Indian Navy. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  7. ^ Hidayat, Faiq (24 February 2015). "Berjasa cari AirAsia QZ8501, personel TNI AL dapat penghargaan Kasal". Merdeka (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
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  10. ^ Hadi, Maulana (29 April 2019). "2 Kapal Pemerintah Vietnam Tabrak KRI Tjiptadi-381 yang Sedang Patroli". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  11. ^ Taher, Andrian Pratama (28 April 2019). "Kronologi Insiden Kapal Vietnam Tabrak KRI Tjiptadi versi TNI AL". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 April 2019.