La Combattante IIa-class fast attack craft
Plotarchis Vlachavas at Rhodes Harbour
|Succeeded by:||La Combattante III class|
|Type:||Fast attack craft|
|Length:||47 m (154 ft)|
|Beam:||8 m (26 ft)|
|Draught:||2.1 m (7 ft)|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph) (maximum)|
|Complement:||30 (4 officers)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Thomson-CSF DR 2000S|
The La Combattante IIa fast attack craft is a class of fast attack craft originally built for the German Navy as Type 148 Tiger-class fast attack craft. They were later transferred to the Hellenic Navy and the class was renamed Combattante IIa, as with similar French made ships. All the ships were under mid-life updates in 1980s. Two vessels in the class, P-74 and P-75, were fitted with RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a new ESM was fitted after transfer.
A version called the Beir Grassa class, of which 10 were built and 8 were operational as of 1995, were used by the Libyan Navy. One had been sunk and another disabled during a 1986 confrontation with US forces.
Iran ordered 12 ships of the same class (known in Iran as Kaman class), which were to be delivered between 1977 and 1981. Iran eventually received 6 ships, while the rest were cancelled because of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Iranian fast attack craft Paykan was sunk during Operation Morvarid in 1980, while Joshan was sunk by USS Simpson during Operation Praying Mantis in 1988. These ships are not to be confused with the new Joshan and Paykan, which were named in their memories. Iran built a heavily upgraded version of this class called the Sina class. As of 2012 Iran has built 4 Sina-class vessels and is building 5 more of this class.
|3501||KD Perdana||21 December 1972||Perdana|
|3502||KD Serang||31 January 1973|
|3503||KD Ganas||28 February 1973|
|3504||KD Ganyang||28 March 1973|
Combattante IIa class
|P 72||Ypoploiarchos Votsis||ex-Iltis||8 January 1973||28 April 1995||In service (2018)|
|P 73||Antiploiarchos Pezopoulos||ex-Storch||17 July 1974||1 February 1994||In service (2018)|
|P 74||Plotarchis Vlachavas||ex-Marder||14 June 1973||16 February 1995||Decommissioned in 2011|
|P 75||Plotarchis Maridakis||ex-Häher||12 June 1974||28 April 1994||In service (2018)|
|P 76||Ypoploiarchos Tournas||ex-Leopard||21 August 1973||28 September 2000||Decommissioned in 2011|
|P 77||Plotarchis Sakipis||ex-Jaguar||21 August 1973||28 September 2000||Decommissioned in 2011|
|?||Sina 5||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 6||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 7||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 8||Under Construction||Sina|
|?||Sina 9||Under Construction||Sina|
- "KD Perdana (3501)". Royal Malaysian Navy. 30 October 2013. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly (2013-06-25). "Libyan Navy joins international exercise - IHS Jane's 360". Janes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
- رونمایی از زیردریایی فاتح در سال جاری/ ناوشکنهای کلاس جماران در راهند. Fars News Agency (in Persian). Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- Decommissioning of 4 ships of the Hellenic Navy on June 9, 2011