List of active Pakistan Navy ships

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List of active Pakistan Navy ships is a list of ships, submarines and other watercraft currently in service with the Pakistan Navy.

Submarine Force[edit]

Submarine Command
Pakistan Navy Vice Admiral.svg
Active 1964-current
Country Pakistan
Branch Pakistan
Type Military branch
Size Command
Garrison/HQ Navy NHQ in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Nickname(s) Submarine Force
Website Submarine Force
Commanders
Current
commander
R-Adm. Ahmed Saeed
(NAVSFCOM)
Notable
commanders
V-Adm. Mohammad Haroon

The Pakistan Navy Submarine Command (COMSUB) is a combat and fighting component of the Pakistan Navy.[1] Established in 1964 with the help from the United States Navy with the commissioning of the Ghazi, the Submarine Command has a distinction of being the first of its kind in the region.[2] In 1968, the Hangor-class submarines based on the Daphné design were acquired to be served in the Submarine Command from France.[2]

The Submarine Command also operates and manages the PNS Abdoze, which is a training school for officers and enlists to study the submarine operations and submarine warfare tactics as well as instructing courses on marine propulsion, solar radars, and diving techniques.[2] The COMSUBS forms under the domain of the Naval Strategic Command, which is the custodian for the nation's second strike capability.[3] In 1997, the Submarine Command was conferred with the national honors for its services to the nation.[2]

As of current, the Submarine Command currently operates the SX-404, the Agosta-70A-class and Agosta-90B-class submarines whose technologies were acquired from France through the manual understanding between two nations in 1990s.[2] As of current, the Hangor-class submarines, based on the Type 039, are being developed and constructed jointly with China at the KESW Ltd. in Karachi.[2]

Class Picture Type Origin Boat Displacement Note
Agosta-90B class OuessantBrest2005.jpg Attack submarine France / Pakistan PNS Khalid (S137)
PNS Saad (S138)
PNS Hamza (S139)
2,050 tonnes First submarine was built in France and the next two were built in Pakistan transfer of technology.[4] Being upgraded by STM, Turkey.[5][6]
Agosta-70 class Tramontana S74.jpg Attack submarine France PNS Hashmat (S135)
PNS Hurmat (S136)
1,760 tonnes These submarines were originally intended to be sold to South Africa, but after the UN embargo on it, they were sold to Pakistan instead.[7]

Surface Fleet[edit]

Surface Command
Pakistan Navy Vice Admiral.svg
Active 1947-current
Country Pakistan
Branch Pakistan
Type Military branch
Size Command
Garrison/HQ Navy NHQ in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Nickname(s) Surface Warrior
Website Pakistan Fleet
Commanders
Current
commander
R-Adm. A. K. Niazi
Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK)

The Pakistan Navy Surface Command, also known as Surface Warriors or SUFCOM, is a combat and fighting component of the Pakistan Navy.[1] The Surface Fleet is under the command of the senior fleet commander, Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK), usually holding a three-star admiral.:73[8] The Surface Command is one of the five fighting commands of the Navy, consisting of the commissioned warships administrated under six squadrons commanded by Commodore, a one-star rank admiral.[1] The Surface Command has been grouped into six squadrons:

    • 9th Auxiliary Squadron—The 9th Auxiliary Squadron is composed of fleet tankers, minehunters, and replenishment ships.[9]
    • 25th Destroyer Squadron— The 25th Destroyer Squadron is primarily based on the Tariq-class.[10]
    • 18th Destroyer Squadron— The 18th Destroyer Squadron is primarily based on the F-22P Zulfiquar-class.[11]
    • 10th Patron Craft Squadron
    • Fast Patron Craft Squadron
    • Auxron 21 Squadron

Established in 1947, the Navy's initial influence came from the Royal Navy but later influenced on command lines by the United States Navy when the American naval advisers were dispatched to the Navy.:73[8] There are three major classes serving in this command included: Tariq, F-22P Zulfiquar and the Alamgir.[1] As of current, Rear-Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is the current senior fleet commander, Commander Pakistan Fleet, since 1 November 2017.[12]

Major surface combatants[edit]

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Zulfiquar-class F-22P PNS Zulfiquar.JPG General purpose frigate China / Pakistan PNS Zulfiquar (251)
PNS Shamsheer (252)
PNS Saif (253)
PNS Aslat (254)
3,144 tonnes Based on Type 053H3 frigates.[13] First three ships were constructed in China and the fourth ship was built in Pakistan with transfer of technology.[14]
Tariq-class frigate PNS Tippu Sultan former HMS Avenger.jpg General-purpose frigate United Kingdom PNS Tariq (F-181)
PNS Khaibar (F-183)
PNS Shah Jahan (F-185)
PNS Tippu Sultan (F-186)
3,250 tonnes Ex Royal Navy Type 21 frigates acquired in 1993–1994.[15] Two ships PNS Badr and PNS Babur have been decommissioned.
Alamgir-class frigate 080713-N-7949W-084 - USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60).jpg General-purpose frigate United States PNS Alamgir (F-260) 4,200 tonnes Ex United States Navy Oliver Hazard Perry class acquired in August 2010.[16]

Patrol[edit]

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Azmat-class 駐港部隊艦艇大隊037II型-771導彈艦.JPG Fast attack missile craft China / Pakistan PNS Azmat (1013)
PNS Dehshat (1014)
PNS Himmat (1027)
560 tons Based on Type 037II Houjian-class missile boat.[17] First ship was built in China and the remaining three ships were built in Pakistan with transfer of technology.[18] 1 more ship yet to be commissioned.[19]
Jurrat-class Missile boat Germany/ Pakistan PNS Jurrat
PNS Quwwat
250 tons German Designed Fast Patrol Boat built under Transfer of Technology at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. Commissioned in 2006.[20]
Jalalat-class Missile boat Pakistan PNS Jalalat
PNS Shujaat
250 tons [21]
Larkana-class Larkana (PB 157)-090309-N-4774B-055.jpg Gunboat Pakistan PNS Larkana 180 tons [22]
Fast craft United Kingdom PNS Rajashai Ship was commissioned on 8 March 1966.[23]
MRTP-33 Fast attack craft Turkey PNS Zarrar
PNS Karrar
120 tons [24]

Mine countermeasures[edit]

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Munsif Class Céphée BALTOPS 2010b.JPG Minehunter France / Pakistan PNS Munsif
PNS Muhafiz
PNS Mujahid
536 tonnes Ex Tripartite-class mine hunters. First two ships were built in France, third ship was assembled in Pakistan.[25]

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment[edit]

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Small tankers Pakistan PNS Madadgar

PNS Rasadgar

Built by KSEW, both ships were commissioned on 19 July 2011.[26]
Poolster class Replenishment oiler Netherlands PNS Moawin 16,836 tonnes Ex HNLMS Poolster (A835), Sold to Pakistan and commissioned on 28 July 1994.[27]
Fuqing class Hongzehu (AOR 881) docks at Pearl Harbor 060906-N-4856G-051 0TWVK.jpg Replenishment oiler China PNS Nasr 21,750 tonnes Type 905 replenishment tanker. Bought from China and commissioned on 26 August 1987.[28][27]
Coastal tankers Pakistan PNS Gwadar

PNS Kalmat

Built by KSEW, ships were commissioned on 5 November 1984 and 29 August 1992 respectively.[29][30]

Other[edit]

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Tall sail United Kingdom PNS Rah Naward Ex Prince William, was acquired from Tall Ship Youth Trust and commissioned on 23 September 2010.[31]
Dredging Vessel China PNS Behr Kusha Built by Zhaobao Shipyard and commissioned on 15 August 2008.[31]
Hydrographic Vessel Japan PNS Behr Paima Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and commissioned in 1983.[31]
Backhoe dredger China PNS Rah Khusa Built by China Tianjin shipyard and commissioned on 15 March 2018.[32][33]
Split Hoppers Barges China PNS Tarseel 1
PNS Tarseel 2
Built by China Tianjin shipyard and commissioned on 15 March 2018.[32][33]
Landing Craft Mechanized Pakistan 2 Built by KSEW.[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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