List of equipment in Royal Thai Navy
This article is the list of equipment in Royal Thai Navy, including an active and historic equipments. The equipments of the Royal Thai Navy were produced in broadly country around the world such as Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, etc.
|Submarine (1 under construction)|
|Type S26T Class||China||2,600 tonnes||As of 4 September 2018, one boat is under construction and another two boats are planned. The first is scheduled to be delivered in 2023.|
|Aircraft carrier (1 in service)|
|Chakri Naruebet||Spain||HTMS Chakri Naruebet||CVH-911/1997||11,486 tonnes||Armament:
Amphibious warfare ship
|Amphibious warfare ship (3 in service + 1 under construction)|
|Type 071E||China||22,000 tonnes||Delivery in 2022.|
|Endurance-class||Singapore||HTMS Angthong||LPD-791/2012||7,600 tonnes||Armament:|
|4,520 tonnes||Thai designation and built locally based on Normed PS 700 class.
|Frigate (7 in service)|
|Bhumibol Adulyadej-class|| Thailand
|HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej||FFG-471/2019||3,700 tonnes||Thai designation, built in South Korea.
Multi-role stealth frigate.
|2,985 tonnes||Thai designation, built in China.
Guided missile frigate.
|Chao Phraya-class|| Thailand
|HTMS Chao Phraya
|1,924 tonnes||Thai designation, built in China.
Guided missile frigate.
|Corvette (7 in service)|
|Ratanakosin-class||United States||HTMS Ratanakosin
|960 tonnes||Guided missile corvette.
|630 tonnes||Anti-submarine warfare corvette.
|1,191 tonnes||'MAP' aid; Thai designation Tapi.
Anti-submarine warfare corvette.
Offshore patrol vessel
|Offshore patrol vessel (8 in service)|
HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan
|1,460 tonnes||Thai design built in China.
|M58-class||Thailand||HTMS Laemsing||PC-561/2016||520 tonnes||Armament:|
|Hua Hin-class||Thailand||HTMS Huahin
Fast attack craft
|Fast attack craft (41 in service + 4 under construction)|
HTMS Theai Mueang
|300 tonnes||locally built based on PSMM Mk.5
|Training ship/Salute ship (2 in service)|
|United Kingdom||HTMS Makut Rajakumarn||FF-433/1973||1,900 tonnes||Armament:|
|Cannon-class DE||United States||HTMS Pin Klao||DE-1/1959||1,620 tonnes||Armament:|
Landing craft utility
|Landing craft utility (9 in service)|
HTMS Mannok (LCU 781) during a Cobra Gold 2010 non-combatant evacuation demonstration
|Replenishment ship (9 in service)|
|Similan-class||China||HTMS Similan||AOR-871/1996||22,000 tonnes|
|Matra-class||Thailand||HTMS Matra||YO-836/2014||500 tonnes|
|Jula-class(ll)||Singapore||HTMS Jula||YO-831/1980||1,661 tonnes|
|YOG-5-class||United States||HTMS Samui||YO-832/1947||1,235 tonnes|
|Prong-class||Thailand||HTMS Prong||YO-833/1941||412 tonnes|
|Minesweeper ship (5 in service)|
|HTMS Thalang||MCS-621/1980||1,095 tonnes||Designed for production in Thailand.|
|Lat Ya-class|| Thailand
|HTMS Lat Ya
HTMS Tha Din Daeng
|697 tonnes||Thai designation based on Gaeta class.|
|Bang Rachan-class|| Thailand
HTMS Nong Sarai
|444 tonnes||Thai designation based on M48 class.|
Research and survey vessel
|Research and survey vessel (3 in service)|
|Paruehasabordee-class||Thailand||HTMS Paruehasabordee||AGOR-813/2008||1,636 tonnes|
|Chan-class||Germany||HTMS Chan||AGOR-811/1961||996 tonnes|
|Sok-class||Thailand||HTMS Sok||AGOR-812/1982||1,526 tonnes|
|Tugboat (8 in service)|
Riverine patrol boat
|Class||Origin||Hull No.||Type||In service||Notes|
|Riverine patrol boat (189 in service)|
|R.21 class||United States||R.21 – R.26||Riverine patrol boat||6|
|R.31 class||Thailand||R.31 – R.3129
/ R.3133 – R.3135
|Riverine patrol boat||132|
|R.3130 class||Thailand||R.3130 – R.3132||Riverine patrol boat||3|
|R.41 class||United States||R.41-R.43||Riverine patrol boat||3|
|R.51 class||United States||R.51-R.56||Riverine patrol boat||6|
|MkII class PBR||United States||R.11 – R.145||Riverine patrol boat||39|
|Dornier Do 228||Germany||MPA||7|
|Bell 212/Bell 214||United States||Utility||8|
|S-70B/MH-60S||United States||ASW, Multi-Mission||8||6 S-70 and 2 MH-60S|
|Super Lynx||United Kingdom||ASuW||2|
|Semi-automatic pistol||.45 ACP||Thai M1911A1 pistols produced under license; locally known as the Type 86 pistol (ปพ.86).|
|Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO|||
|CQ-A||China||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||Type CQ is an unlicensed Chinese variant of the M16 rifle which is manufactured by Norinco.|
|M203||United States||Grenade launcher||40 mm|||
|Class||Country of Origin||Ship||Service||Note|
|Naresuan class(I)||Italy||HTMS Naresuan (I)
HTMS Taksin (I)
|The Etna was one of the first anti-aircraft cruisers built in Italy. Originally ordered by Siam (now Thailand), it was laid down in 1939. Taksin, equipped with six 15.2 cm guns. In 1942 the ship was seized by Italy to use as an anti-aircraft cruiser and as flagship. The ship was under construction in Trieste when it was captured by German troops after the surrender of Italy on 10 September 1943. To prevent its use by the Germans, the ship was sunk by the retreating Italians. About 60% complete, the Germans never intended to continue its construction. After the war, it was found scuttled in Trieste harbor, refloated, and scrapped.|
|Coastal defence ship|
|Thonburi class||Japan||HTMS Thonburi
HTMS Sri Ayudhya
|HTMS Thonburi run aground in the Battle of Ko Chang. Later she was raised and attempts were made to repair the extensive damage and continued to serve the navy as a training vessel until being stricken in 1959. Part of her bridge and forward gun turret are preserved as a memorial at the Royal Thai Naval Academy.|
HTMS Sri Ayudhya sunk in Manhattan Rebellion.
|Ratanakosin class(l)||United Kingdom||HTMS Ratanakosin (l)
HTMS Sukhothai (l)
|Matchanu class||Japan||HTMS Matchanu
|All sold to the Siam Cement company for scrap. Part of the superstructure of the Matchanu is preserved at the Naval Museum in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand.|
|R-class||United Kingdom||HTMS Phra Ruang||1920-1957||Former HMS Radiant.|
|Tacoma class||United States||HTMS Prasae (II)
HTMS Tachin (II)
|Both used in Korean War|
|Knox-class||United States||HTMS Phutthaloetla Naphalai
HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok
|1997-2015||Ex-USS Ouellet (1970–1993). |
|Maeklong class||Japan||HTMS Maeklong
HTMS Tachin (I)
|Aberdare Class||United Kingdom||HTMS Chao Phraya (I)||1922-1971||Former HMS Havant|
|Flower class||United Kingdom||HTMS Bangpakong
HTMS Prasae (I)
|Used in Korean War.|
Grounded in the Korean War.
|Chonbori class(I)||Italy||HTMS Chonbori (I)
HTMS Trat (I)
HTMS Songkhla (I)
HTMS Phuket (I)
HTMS Pattani (I)
HTMS Surat Thani(I)
HTMS Chanthaburi (I)
HTMS Rayong (I)
HTMS Chumphon (I)
|HTMS Chonbori (I) and HTMS Songkhla (I) sunk in Battle of Ko Chang|
HTMS Chumphon (I) on display as a memorial near Prince of Chumphon Shrine at Sairee Beach, Chumphon Province, Thailand, since 1980.
|Kyongyai class(I)||Japan||HTMS Kyongyai (I)
HTMS Kantan (I)
HTMS Takbai (I)
|ASW patrol craft|
|PC-461 class||United States||HTMS Sarasin (II)
HTMS Thayanchon (II)
HTMS Khamronsin (I)
HTMS Longlom (I)
|Former USS PC-495.|
Former USS PC-575.
Former USS PC-609.
Former USS PC-1185.
Former USS PC-1218.
Former USS PC-616.
Former USS PC-1253.
Former USS PC-570.
|BMB-230 Class||Italy||HTMS Ratcharit
|1979 - 2016|
|FPB-45 Class||Germany||HTMS Prabbrorapak
HTMS Hanhak Sudtru
HTMS Soo Pirin
|1976 - 2018||Similar to Singapore Navy's Seawolf-class missile gunboats (a design based on Germany's Lürssen TNC45 FAC)|
|Sarasin class(I)||Thailand||HTMS Sarasin (I)
HTMS Thiew Uthock
HTMS Travane Vari
|HTMS Sarasin (I) sunk by British aircraft|
HTMS Travane Vari sunk in Manhattan Rebellion.
|Amphibious warfare ships, landing ships, landing craft|
|LST-542 class||United States||HTMS Angthong (II)
HTMS Chang (II)
HTMS Phangan (II)
|Former USS LST-924.|
Former USS Lincoln County (LST-898).
Former USS Stark County (LST-1134). Used in the Vietnam War.
Former USS Stone County LST-1141.
Former USS Dodge County (LST-722).
|LSM-1 class||United States||HTMS Kut
|Former USS LSM-338.|
Former USS LSM-333.
Former USS LSM-469.
|LCT mark 6 class||United States||HTMS Mattaphon (I)
HTMS Ravi (I)
|Former USS LCU-8.|
Former USS LCU-9.
Former USS LCU-10.
Former USS LCU-11.
Former USS LCU-12.
Former USS LCU-13.
|LCI-351 class||United States||HTMS Prab
|Former USS LCI-670.|
Former USS LCI-739.
|LCS(L)(3)-1 class||United States||HTMS Nakha||1966-2007||Former USS LCS(L)(3)-102, / JMSDF Himawari.|
|Bangrajun class(l)||Italy||HTMS Bangrajun (I)
HTMS Nong Sarai (I)
|YMS-1 class||United States||HTMS Ladya (I)
HTMS Bangkeo (I)
HTMS Tha Din Daeng (I)
|Former USS YMS-334.|
Former USS YMS-138.
Former USS YMS-353.
|MSC-294 class||United States||HTMS Ladya (II)
HTMS Tha Din Daeng (II)
|Former USS MSC-297.|
Former USS MSC-301.
|Algerine Class||United Kingdom||HTMS Phosamton (I)||1947-2012||Former HMS Minstrel|
|Transport support ships|
|Angthong class(l)||Japan||HTMS Angthong (I)||1918-1951||Former HTMS Pratenung Mahachakri (II)|
|Chang class(l)||?||HTMS Chang (I)||1902-1962|
|Sichang class(l)||Italy||HTMS Sichang (I)
HTMS Phangan (I)
|Jula class(l)||?||HTMS Jula (I)||1941-1953|
|Kledkaeo class(II)||Norway||HTMS Kledkaeo||1956-2014||Former RNoMS Norfrost|
|Samui class(l)||Italy||HTMS Samui (I)||1936-1945||Sunk by USS Sealion (SS-315).|
|Sea Cat||United Kingdom||Surface-to-Air Missile||1973-1988||15||For Rajakumarn frigate|
|Gabriel missile||Israel||Anti-ship missile||1977-2018||30||For TNC-45 (Prabparapak) FAC|
The Thai navy has been lobbying for submarines for years. In January 2017 the Thai National Legislative Assembly tacitly approved the expenditure of 13.5 billion baht (US$383 million) to buy one Chinese S26T submarine, a derivative of China's Yuan Class Type 039A submarine. The S26T submarines are diesel-powered with a displacement of 2,400–3,000 tonnes. It is projected to be the first of a three-boat, US$1 billion acquisition. The cabinet approved one submarine purchase on 18 April 2017 with a budget of 13.5 billion baht (US$393 million), including weapons systems, spare parts and technology transfer. The sub is expected to be delivered in about 2023. The Thai navy's submarine squadron has trained in Germany and South Korea but has no submarines—its last sub was decommissioned in 1950. It does have a submarine headquarters: in July 2014 a US$17.3 million submarine headquarters and training center was opened at the Thai navy's largest port in Sattahip. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has explained that Thailand will buy submarines, "not for battle, but so that others will be in awe of us." Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said that "...growing territorial threats and an increasing number of maritime missions has prompted the navy to strengthen its submarine units." There are plans to base one submarine at Mahidol Adulyadej Naval Dockyard in Sattahip District, Chonburi, one at a submarine dockyard off the Sattahip coastline, and one on the Andaman coast, in either Krabi or Phang Nga.
|Type S26T Class|| China
||Submarine||Yuan-class modified||2,600 tonnes||(1 boat approved and another 2 boat planned)|
|Chalawan Class Midget submarine|| Thailand
||Midget submarine||Chalawan (unofficial)||150–300 tonnes||In 193 million baht design phase||Crew: 10: Range: 300 km; Cost: 1 billion baht; Delivery c. 2024|
|Multi-role stealth frigate||DW 3000F class||3,700 tonnes||Postponed||Delivery in 202X|
|Amphibious warfare ship|
|Type 071E|| China
||Amphibious warfare ship||"Type 071E"||20,000 tonnes||Delivery in 2022|
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