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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 fleet

Conventional-powered attack submarines

Class Picture Type Quantity Origin Boat Displacement Note
Active (5)
Agosta-90B class Hamza!.jpg Attack submarine 3  France
 Pakistan
PNS Khalid (S137)
PNS Saad (S138)
PNS Hamza (S139)
2,050 tonnes First submarine was built in France and under the Transfer of Technology agreement the next two were built at Karachi Shipyard, Pakistan.[1][2] Being upgraded by STM, Turkey.[3][4]
Agosta-70 class Attack submarine 2  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.[5]
Future acquisition
Hangor class
Attack submarine 8  China
 Pakistan
PNS Hangor(Shark)
PNS Ghazi (Warrior)
PNS Shushuk (South Asian river dolphin)
PNS Mangro
PNS Tasnim (Ahmed Tasnim)
PNS Seem Maai (Carp)
PNS (??)
PNS (??)
2,800 tonnes Eight submarines are on order - with the first four being built in China by the China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSOC) and the last four being built in Pakistan by the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW).[6] The first four submarines are expected to be delivered by 2023, while the last four are expected to be delivered by 2028.[7]

Midget submarines

Class Picture Type Quantity Origin Boat Displacement Note
Active (3)
Cosmos-class submarine
Shallow water midget submarine 3  Pakistan
 Italy
X-Craft


110 tons 3 active. These mini-submarines designed by Italian firm M/s COSMOS in 1986 but built in Pakistan by Karachi Shipyard under "Transfer of Technology" agreement.

Surface fleet

Frigates

Class Picture Type Quantity Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (8) | On Order (2)
Tughril class Type-54ap.jpg Multi-Role Guided Missile & Air Defence Frigate 2 (active)
2 (on order)
 China PNS Tughril (F261)[8] PNS Taimur (F262)
PNS Tippu Sultan (F263)
PNS Shah Jahan (F264)
4,100 tons 2 ships commissioned. Remaining 2 are due by 2023.
Zulfiquar class PNS Saif - Side View.jpg Multi-Role Guided Missile Frigate 4  China
 Pakistan
PNS Zulfiquar (F251)
PNS Shamsheer (F252)
PNS Saif (F253)
PNS Aslat (F254)
3,144 tons Based on updated Type 053H3 frigates.[9] Design is also influenced from Type 054. The F-22P’s hull contains type 054 frigate’s radar cross-section reduction. First three ships were constructed in China and the fourth ship was built in Pakistan by Karachi Shipyard with transfer of technology.[10][11][12]
Tariq-class PNS SHAHJAHAN.JPEG Guided Missile Frigate 1  United Kingdom PNS Tariq (F-181) 3,250 tons Ex Royal Navy Type 21 frigates acquired in 1993–1994.[13] Five ships PNS Badar (1994), PNS Tippu Sultan (F-186), PNS Babur, PNS Shah Jahan (F-185) and PNS Khaibar (F-183) have been decommissioned.
Oliver Hazard Perry class Pakistani frigate Alamgir (F260) underway in the Arabian Sea on 6 September 2021 (210906-N-JW440-1005).JPG Guided Missile Frigate 1  United States PNS Alamgir (F-260) 4,200 tons [14]
Planned
Jinnah class Multi-Role Guided Missile & Air Defence Frigate Up to 6 ships planned  Pakistan Turkey PNS Jinnah

(Muhammad Ali Jinnah) (F265)

3,300 tons The Jinnah-class Frigate is currently under final stages of design phase. Model of Jinnah Class Frigate for Pakistan Navy revealed in IDEF 2021 Turkey. These ships will be made in Karachi Shipyard under Transfer of Technology (ToT) agreement from Afsat Turkey . Pakistan plans to build upto 6 Jinnah frigates after construction of all Babur class corvettes. Estimated timeline of delivery of 6 ships is between 2030s to mid 2040s. [15][16]

Corvettes

Class Picture Type Origin Quantity Ship Displacement Notes
Active (6) | On Order (6)
Yarmook class PNS Tabuk (272) sailed in the Gulf of Oman.jpg Corvette Origin:
Netherlands,Romania
Construction: Romania
2 (active)
2 (on order)
PNS Yarmook (F-271)
PNS Tabuk (F-272)
F-273
F-274
2,300 tons
2,600 tons (batch II)
Dutch shipbuilder Damen built PNS Yarmook commissioned in Feb 2020. PNS Tabuk commissioned on 12 November 2020.[17][18][19][20][21]
Batch II with 2 more OPVs are on order. Batch II ships are based on Damen OPV 2600. These ships will be armed with Ashm and Anti-Air systems and will be designated as guided missile corvettes in PN.
Azmat class PNS Azmat (P1013) commissioning ceremony.jpg Light Corvette Origin: China
Construction: China | Pakistan
4 (active) PNS Azmat 1013
PNS Dehshat 1014
PNS Himmat 1027
PNS Haibat 1028
560 tons The first ship was built at Xingang Shipyard in China.[22] Rest were built under the Transfer of Technology agreement in Pakistan at Karachi Shipyard.[23][24][25][26]
Babur class U.S. Navy Cmdr. Russell Caldwell waves to the Turkish corvette TCG Heybeliada (F 511) from aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) in the Mediterranean Sea during a passing exercise Sept 140902-N-IY142-159.jpg Heavy corvette Origin: Turkey
Construction: Turkey | Pakistan
4 (on order) PNS Babur (F-280)[1]
PNS Badr(F281)
PNS Khaibar(F282)
PNS Tariq(F283)
2,926 tons Based on Tukish MILGEM project.[27] Two ships PNS Babur (F280) & PNS Khaibar (F282) are under construction in Istanbul Shipyard. The other two ships PNS Badr (F281) & PNS Tariq (F283) are under construction in Karachi Shipyard.

Missile Boats

Class Picture Type Quantity Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (4)
Jalalat class Jalalat class - 2.jpg Missile boat 2  Pakistan PNS Jalalat
PNS Shujaat
250 tons Scheduled to be replaced by Tuzla class in the near future.[28]
Jurrat class PNS Jurrat.jpg Missile boat 2  Pakistan
 Thailand
PNS Jurrat
PNS Quwwat
250 tons Commissioned in 2006, Thai designed Marsun M39 Fast Patrol Boat built under ToT at Karachi Shipyard. Scheduled to be replaced by Tuzla class in the near future.[29]

Fast patrol crafts & High speed boats

Class Picture Type Quantity Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (54)
Marine Assault Boats (MAB) PAKISTAN-Marine-Assault-Boats-MABs-700x337.jpg Fast Patrol boat 2  Pakistan
 Poland
12 tons In June, 2019 Pak Navy has received both the MABs from Polish shipbuilder, Techno Marine under the Transfer of Technology agreement[30]
MRTP-33/35
Fast patrol craft 2  Turkey PNS Zarrar
PNS Karrar
120 tons Few more MRTP-33 or MRTP-35 crafts are planned[31]
Larkana-class
Gun boat 1  Pakistan PNS Larkana 180 tons Scheduled to be replaced by MRTP-33 class or MRTP-35 class in the near future[32]
Hovercrafts

4 x 8100TD Griffon Class Pakistan navy.jpg

Hovercraft 14  United Kingdom
 Pakistan
10 tons Hovercrafts are mostly used by Pakistan navy Marines & SSG(N). Pakistan is using British origin Griffon 8100TD & Griffon 2000 TD type of hovercrafts
Chaser TM-1226 class US Navy 030524-N-4441P-075 A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with Special Boat Team (SBT) members approaches Joint Venture.jpg Rapid response boat 30  Poland Pak Navy is using the Chaser TM-1226 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) for its Special Services Group Navy (SSGN) commandos[33][34]
Archangel class Royal Navy with Albanian Naval Forces Patrol Boat (8211785278).jpg Fast Patrol boat 5  United States The United States donated five fast-patrol Archangel Safe boats to Pakistan at the Karachi shipyard on Feb. 13, 2010[35]

Auxiliary fleet

Replenishment ships

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (6)
Moawin class

Moawin pns17000.jpg

Replenishment oiler  Pakistan
 Turkey
PNS Moawin
[to be determined]
17,000 tonnes One of the largest replenishment oiler in Navy inventory built by Karachi Shipyard under ToT with Turkish shipbuilder. One more planned under Navy Modernization plans
Fuqing class
Replenishment oiler  China PNS Nasr 15,000 tonnes Type 905 replenishment tanker. Bought from China and commissioned on 26 August 1987.[36][37]
Gwadar class
Coastal tanker  Pakistan PNS Gwadar
PNS Kalmat
2000+ tons Built by Karachi Shipyard, ships were commissioned on 5 November 1984 and 29 August 1992 respectively.[38][39]
Madadgar class Coastal tanker  Pakistan PNS Madadgar
PNS Rasadgar
1600+ tons Built by Karachi Shipyard, both ships were commissioned on 19 July 2011.[40]

Research & survey vessels

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (2)
Behr Masah class Hydrographic Survey Vessel  China PNS Behr Masah 3,000 tonnes[41] Built by Jiangsu Dajin Heavy Industry in China & commissioned on 4 November 2019[42]
Behr Paima class Hydrographic Survey Vessel  Japan PNS Behr Paima 1,200 tons Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan & commissioned in 1983. Might be replaced by Behr Masah.[43]

Mine countermeasure vessels

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (3)
Munsif Class
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 by Karachi Shipyard.[44]

Support ships

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (2)
Behr Kusha class Dredging Vessel  China PNS Behr Kusha Built by Zhoushan Zhaobao Shipyard and commissioned on 15 August 2008.[43]
Rah Kusha class Backhoe Dredger  China PNS Rah Kusha Built by China Tianjin Shipyard and commissioned on 15 March 2018.[45][46]

Training vessels

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (1)
Rah Naward class
Tall sail  United Kingdom PNS Rah Naward Ex Prince William initially built in Germany and completed by Appledore Shipbuilders, was acquired from Tall Ship Youth Trust and commissioned on 23 September 2010.[43]

Miscellaneous

Class Picture Type Origin Ship Displacement Note
Active (2)
Tarseel class Split Hopper Barge  China PNS Tarseel 1
PNS Tarseel 2
Built by China Tianjin Shipyard and commissioned on 15 March 2018.[45][46]

See also

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