List of equipment in Royal Thai Navy

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Naval jack of Thailand

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 and etc.

Ships[edit]


Submarine[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Submarine (0+(1) in service)
Type S26T Class  China 2,600 tonnes [1][2][3][4]

As of 4 September 2018, under construction. Delivery in 2023.

Aircraft carrier[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Aircraft carrier (1 in service)
Chakri Naruebet  Spain HTMS Chakri Naruebet CVH-911/1997 11,486 tonnes [5]

Armament:

Aircraft carried:

Amphibious warfare ship[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Amphibious warfare ship (3+(1) in service)
Type 071E  China 20,000 tonnes Delivery in 2022.
Endurance class  Singapore HTMS Angthong LPD-791/2012 7,600 tonnes Armament:
Normed PS 700 class  Thailand HTMS Sichang
HTMS Surin
LST-721/1987
LST-722/1988
4,520 tonnes Armament:

Frigate[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Frigate (7 in service)
DW 3000F class  South Korea
 Thailand
HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej
HTMS Prasae
FFG-471/2019
FFG-472/????
3,700 tonnes [6][7][8][9]

Multi-role stealth frigate.
Armament:

Type 025T class  Thailand
 China
HTMS Naresuan
HTMS Taksin
FFG-421/1995
FFG-422/1995
2,985 tonnes Thai design built in China.

Guided missile frigate.
Armament:

Type 053HT class  China HTMS Chao Phraya
HTMS Bangpakong
HTMS Kraburi
HTMS Saiburi
FFG-455/1995
FFG-456/1995
FFG-457/1995
FFG-458/1995
1,924 tonnes Guided missile frigate.

Armament:

Corvette[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Corvette (7 in service)
Ratanakosin class  United States HTMS Ratanakosin
HTMS Sukhothai
FS-441/1986
FS-442/1987
960 tonnes Guided missile corvette.

Armament:

Khamronsin class  Thailand HTMS Kamronsin
HTMS Thayanchon
HTMS Longlom
FS-531/1992
FS-532/1992
FS-533/1992
630 tonnes Anti-submarine warfare corvette.

Armament:

Tapi class  United States HTMS Tapi
HTMS Khirirat
FF-431/1971
FF-432/1974
1,191 tonnes Anti-submarine warfare corvette.

Armament:

Offshore patrol vessel[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Offshore patrol vessel (9 in service)
River-class  Thailand
 United Kingdom
HTMS Krabi
HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan[10]
OPV-551/2013
OPV-552/2019
1,969 tonnes [11][12]
Armament:
Pattani class  Thailand
 China
HTMS Pattani
HTMS Naratiwat
OPV-511/2005
OPV-512/2005
1,460 tonnes Thai design built in China.

Armament:

Makut Rajakumarn
class
 United Kingdom HTMS Makut Rajakumarn FF-433/1973 1,900 tonnes Armament:
M58 class  Thailand HTMS Laemsing PC-561/2016 520 tonnes [13][14]

Armament:

Hua Hin class  Thailand
 China
HTMS Huahin
HTMS Klang
HTMS Sriracha
PC-541/2001
PC-542/2001
PC-543/2001
590 tonnes Chinese design built in Thailand.

Armament:

Fast attack craft[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/ Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Fast attack craft (50(+4) in service)
BMB-230 Class  Italy HTMS Ratcharit
HTMS U-domdej
FAC-321/1979
FAC-323/1979
270 tonnes

Armament:

FPB-45 Class[15]  Singapore HTMS Prabbrorapak
HTMS Hanhak Sudtru
HTMS Soo Pirin
FAC-311/1976
FAC-312/1976
FAC-313/1977
263 tonnes

Armament:

MV400 Class  Italy HTMS Chonburi
HTMS Songkla
HTMS Phuket
FAC-331/1983
FAC-332/1983
FAC-333/1983
450 tonnes

Armament:

PSMM Mk.5  Thailand HTMS Sattahip
HTMS Klongyai
HTMS Takbai
HTMS Kangtang
HTMS Thepa
HTMS Theai Mueang
PC-521/1983
PC-522/1984
PC-523/1985
PC-524/1985
PC-525/1985
PC-526/1986
300 tonnes Armament:
Tor 991 class  Thailand Tor.991
Tor.992
Tor.993
T.991/2007
T.992/2007
T.993/2007
185 tonnes Armament:
Tor 994 class  Thailand Tor.994
Tor.995
Tor.996
Tor.997
Tor.998
T.994/2011
T.995/2011
T.996/2011
T.997/20xx
T.998/20xx
223 tonnes Armament:
M36 class  Thailand Tor.111
Tor.112
Tor.113
Tor.114
Tor.115
T.111/2014
T.112/2014
T.113/2014
T.114/20xx
T.115/20xx
150 tonnes Armament:
M21 class  Thailand Tor.228
Tor.229
Tor.230
Tor.232
Tor.233
Tor.234
Tor.235
Tor.236
Tor.237
Tor.261
Tor.262
Tor.263
Tor.264
Tor.265
Tor.266
Tor.267
Tor.268
Tor.269
Tor.270
Tor.271
Tor.272
Tor.273
Tor.274
T.228/2013
T.229/2013
T.230/2013
T.232/2016
T.233/2016
T.234/2016
T.235/2016
T.236/2016
T.237/2016
T.261/2017
T.262/2017
T.263/2017
T.264/2017
T.265/2018
T.266/2018
T.267/2018
T.268/2018
T.269/2018
T.270/2018
T.271/2018
T.272/2018
T.273/2018
T.274/2018
45 tonnes [16]
Armament:
M18 FAB class  Thailand Por.51
Por.52
Por.53
Por.54
FAB-51/2009
FAB-52/2009
FAB-53/2009
FAB-54/2009
155 tonnes Armament:
  • 2 × 12.7 mm M2HB with 81 mm. Grenade Launcher (Co-axial type)

Speed: 45 knots

Training ship[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Training ship/Salute ship (1 in service)
Cannon class DE  United States HTMS Pin Klao DE-1/1959 1,620 tonnes Armament:

Landing craft utility[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Landing craft utility (9 in service)
M55 class  Thailand HTMS Mattaphon
HTMS Ravi
LCU-784/2010
LCU-785/2010
550 tonnes Armament:
Mannok class  Thailand HTMS Mannok
HTMS Mannai
HTMS Manklang
LCU-781/2001
LCU-782/2001
LCU-783/2001
550 tonnes Armament:
Thongkaeo class  Thailand HTMS Thongkaeo
HTMS Thonglang
HTMS Wangnok
HTMS Wangnai
LCU-771/1982
LCU-772/1983
LCU-773/1983
LCU-774/1983
396 tonnes Armament:

Replenishment ship[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Replenishment ship (9 in service)
HTMS Similan  China HTMS Similan AOR-871/1996 22,000 tonnes
Matra class  Thailand HTMS Matra YO-836/2014 500 tonnes
Proet class  Thailand HTMS Proet
HTMS Samed
YO-834/1969
YO-835/1970
410 tonnes
Jula class(ll)  Singapore HTMS Jula YO-831/1980 1,661 tonnes
Chuang class  Thailand HTMS Chuang
HTMS Chik
YO-841/1966
YO-842/1974
360 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[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Minesweeper ship (5 in service)
Gaeta class  Italy HTMS Lat Ya
HTMS Tha Din Daeng
MCS-633/1999
MCS-634/2000
697 tonnes
HTMS Thalang  Thailand HTMS Thalang MCS-621/1980 1,095 tonnes
M48 class  Germany HTMS Bangrajun
HTMS Nong Sarai
MCS-631/1987
MCS-632/1987
444 tonnes

Research and survey vessel[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Research and survey vessel (3 in service)
HTMS Paruehasabordee  Thailand HTMS Paruehasabordee AGOR-813/2008 1,636 tonnes
HTMS Chan  Germany HTMS Chan AGOR-811/1961 996 tonnes
HTMS Sok  Thailand HTMS Sok AGOR-812/1982 1,526 tonnes

Tugboat[edit]

Class Origin Ship Hull No.
/Commissioned
Displacement Notes
Tugboat (8 in service)
Panyee class  Thailand HTMS Panyee
????
YTM-857/2017
YTM-858/2019
800 tonnes
Rin class  Singapore HTMS Rin
HTMS Rung
YTM-853/1981
YTM-854/1981
421 tonnes
Samsan class  Thailand HTMS Samsan
HTMS Rad
YTM-855/1994
YTM-856/1994
385 tonnes
Klungbadan class  Canada HTMS Klungbadan
HTMS Maarawichai
YTL-851/1954
YTL-852/1954
63 tonnes

Riverine patrol boat[edit]

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

Aircraft[edit]

Photo Origin Aircraft Type Quantity Notes
Fixed-wing aircraft
Fokker F-27-400M Troopship.jpg
 Netherlands Fokker F.27-200/400 ASW maritime patrol aircraft,
Military transport
2
3
MK400
MK200
Thai Navy Dornier 228-212.jpg
 Germany Dornier Do 228 SAR maritime patrol aircraft 7 Also used in Royal Rain Project.
Embraer ERJ-135LR of the Royal Thai Navy at Khon Kaen-KKC.jpg
 Brazil Embraer ERJ-135LR VIP transport aircraft 2
Thai Navy Cessna T337H-SP Summit Sentry.jpg
 United States Cessna 337 Super Skymaster FAC aircraft 4
3
2
H-SP
SP
G
Helicopter
Royal Thai Navy Sikorksy S-76B.JPEG
 United States Sikorsky S-76B SAR maritime helicopter,
Military transport
5
Cobta Gold Thai Navy Lynx.jpg
 United Kingdom AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 ASuW maritime helicopter 2
U.S. Sailors with the flight deck crew aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) in the Gulf of Thailand conduct an in-flight refueling simulation with a Thai Navy S-70B Seahawk helicopter 130608-N-AX577-323.jpg
 United States Sikorsky SH-70B Seahawk ASW maritime helicopter 6 HTMS Chakri Naruebet Flying Unit.
MH60S-Knighthawk.jpg
 United States Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk Military transport 2 (+4) HTMS Chakri Naruebet Flying Unit.
Eurocopter EC645.jpg
 Germany Airbus H145M Military transport 5
US Navy 110216-N-4743B-095 Sailors direct a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).jpg
 United States Bell 212 Military transport 6
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100.jpg
 Austria Camcopter S-100 UAV (1) One on order.

Munitions[edit]

Photo Origin Model Type Quantity Notes
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) launches Mk 54 torpedo in April 2014.JPG
 United States Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo Antisubmarine torpedo
Stingray Training Torpedo Firing MOD 45156539.jpg
 United Kingdom Sting Ray torpedo Antisubmarine torpedo
Aspide launch.jpg
 Italy Selenia Aspide Surface to Air Missile
RIM-162 launched from USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) July 2010.jpg
 United States RIM-162 ESSM Surface-to-Air Missile Nine on order (Plan 64), modernization of DW 3000F frigate and frigate Naresuan
Simbad missile.jpg
 France Mistral Surface-to-air missile For SADRAL launchers on aircraft carrier Chakri Naruebet
RIM-66 Standard missiles on launcher aboard USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) during tests off Puerto Rico March 1983.jpg
 United States SM-2 Surface-to-air missile DW 3000F deal, Modernization of DW 3000F frigate
Harpoon asm bowfin museum.jpg
 United States AGM-84 Harpoon Anti-ship missile
Exocet AM39 P1220892-detoured.jpg
 France Exocet Anti-ship missile
 China C-801/CSS-N-4/Sardine Anti-ship missile
C-802 anti ship missile.JPG
 China C-802/CSS-N-8 Anti-ship missile For modernized Chao Phraya
Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Weaponry Found On-Board the "Victoria" (1).jpg
 China C-704 Anti-ship missile
VLAlaunch.jpg
 United States RUM-139 VL-ASROC Anti-submarine ballistic missile DW 3000F deal, Modernization of DW 3000F frigate
RBU-1200 Pauk.jpg
 China RBU-1200 Anti-submarine missile
 Thailand Mi Stealth naval mine
Moored contact mine Mk6.jpg
 United States Mk.6 Naval mine
 United States Mk.18 Naval mine

Weapons[edit]

Photo Origin Model Type Caliber Version Notes
M1911A1.png
 Thailand
 United States
M1911 pistol Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP
First-year H&K USP 9mm (32415150000) modified.jpg
 Germany Heckler & Koch USP Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP
Springfield Xd40.jpg
 Croatia HS2000 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
Cz75.jpg
 Czech Republic CZ 75 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
Beretta 92 FS.gif
 Italy Beretta 92 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
Beretta1951.JPG
 Italy Beretta M1951 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
M16a1m16a2m4m16a45wi.jpg
 United States M16 rifle Assault rifle 5.56mm A1
A2
A4
Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg
 United States M4 carbine Assault rifle 5.56mm A1
A3
Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
Stag2wi .jpg
 United States AR-15 Assault rifle 5.56mm Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
G36 Select-Fire Carbine.JPEG
 Germany Heckler & Koch G36 Assault rifle 5.56mm G36C
G36KV
Royal Thai Marine Corps use G36C. Royal Thai Navy SEALs use G36KV.
NORINCO Type CQ 5'56x45mm assault rifle.jpg
 China Norinco CQ Assault rifle 5.56mm CQ M-311 Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
HKUMP45.JPG
 Germany Heckler & Koch UMP Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum UMP 9 Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
MP5.jpg
 Germany Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum MP5SD
MP5K
Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
HK 21 LMG RIGHT SIDE.jpg
 Germany Heckler & Koch HK21 General-purpose machine gun 5.56mm HK23E Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
PSG1 and MSG 90.jpg
 Germany Heckler & Koch PSG1 Sniper rifle 7.62mm MSG 90 Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
SR-25 pic02.jpg
 United States KAC SR-25 Sniper rifle 7.62mm Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
M82A1 barrett.jpeg
 United States Barrett M82 Anti-materiel rifle .50 BMG Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
Barrett M95SP.jpg
 United States Barrett M95 anti-materiel rifle .50 BMG Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
M4gery.jpg
 United States Bushmaster M4 Carbine 5.56mm M4A3 SOPMOD Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
Sako TRG-42.jpg
 Finland Sako Defence Tikka Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
M249 Automatic Rifle.jpg
 United States M249 Light machine gun 5.56mm Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
M60GPMG.jpeg
 United States M60 General-purpose machine gun 7.62mm Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg
 United States M2 Browning Heavy machine gun 12.7mm Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
Weapons Company, Australian Army participate in bilateral live-fire training 150524-M-EB365-056.jpg
 United Kingdom Accuracy International AW50 Anti-materiel rifle .50 BMG Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
SIG SG 516 14.5″.jpg
  Switzerland SIG Sauer SIG516 Assault rifle 5.56mm Used by Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
PEO M203A2 Grenade Launcher.jpg
 United States M203 Grenade launcher 40×46mm SR Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
Armbrust rocket launcher photo Iraq OIG.jpg
 Germany Armbrust Anti-tank weapon 67mm Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
Dragon 04.jpg
 United States M47 Dragon Anti-Tank Guided Missile Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg
 United States BGM-71 TOW Anti-Tank Guided Missile Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps. Use in Humvee and Ford Ranger.
Rcl106lat2.jpg
 United States M40 recoilless rifle Recoilless rifle 105mm M40A2 Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
 China QW-1 Vanguard MANPAD QW-18 Used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.

Land vehicles[edit]

Photo Origin Model Type Quantity Notes
Type 69-II Iraq.jpg
 China Type 69-ll Main battle tank 5
US Navy 070511-M-3819R-102 Royal Thai Marines storm ashore in an amphibious assault.jpg
 United States AAV-7A1 Armoured personnel carrier 36 Variants include: AAVP-7A1, AAVC-7A1, AAVR-7A1.
Kharkiv Morozov BTR-3E1 APC (9689290574).jpg
 Thailand
 Ukraine
BTR-3E1 Armoured personnel carrier 12
 Thailand M151A2 mod Armoured personnel carrier
Cadillac Gage V-150 do Exército português.jpg
 United States V-150 Commando Armoured car 24
 Thailand Phantom 380-X Armoured car
060322-N-5438H-018 U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment along with Iraq Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion 1st Brigade 4th Division perform a routine patrol.jpg
 United States Humvee Utility vehicle Royal Thai Marine Corps use M998, M1097A2, M997, M1025, M1045A2, M966.
AMG M151 A2 (1978) GB (owner Gavin Broad).JPG
 United States M151 Utility vehicle Royal Thai Marine Corps use M151A2, M151A2 mounting TOW, M718A1, M825.
2013 Ford Ranger (PX) XLT 4WD 4-door utility (2015-07-09) 01.jpg
 United States Ford Utility vehicle Royal Thai Marine Corps use Ford Ranger XL, XLS, XL+, XLT, FX4, Wildtrak, SWB.
REFORGER 1991, M54 Truck unloading.jpg
 United States M813 Prime Mover Royal Thai Marine Corps use M54A2, M543A2.
M35.jpg
 United States M35 2-1/2 ton cargo truck Prime Mover Royal Thai Marine Corps use M35A2, M50A2, M49A2, M109A2.
Isuzu F-Series (2008).jpg
 Thailand
 Japan
Isuzu Prime Mover Royal Thai Marine Corps use SBR, TXD 4x2, TSD 4x4, TWD 6x6, HTW, FTR 4x4.

Field artillery[edit]

Photo Origin Model Type Quantity Notes
GHN-45rear.jpg
 Austria GC-45 howitzer 155 mm towed howitzer 12
6
GC-45
GHN-45 A1 APU
Royal Thai Army firing M101 modified with extended range ammunition.jpg
 United States M101A1 mod 155 mm towed howitzer 6 Improve the Nexter LG1 caliber.
M101-105mm-howitzer-camp-pendleton-20050326.jpg
 United States M101A1 155 mm towed howitzer 30
160808-F-VH066-018.jpg
 Israel M120 mortar 120 mm mortar
Mortar M29.jpg
 United States M29A1 mortar 81 mm mortar
 United States M19 mortar 60 mm mortar
60mm mortar round being launch (crop).jpg
 United States M224 mortar 60 mm mortar

Historical equipment[edit]

Ships[edit]

Class Country of Origin Ship Service Note
Light cruiser
Naresuan class(I)  Italy HTMS Naresuan (I)
HTMS Taksin (I)
Cancelled
Cancelled
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
1938-1941
1938-1951
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.
Sunk in Manhattan Rebellion.
Ratanakosin class(l)  United Kingdom HTMS Ratanakosin (l)
HTMS Sukhothai (l)
1929-1969
1929-1972
Submarine
Matchanu class  Japan HTMS Matchanu
HTMS Wirun
HTMS Sinsamut
HTMS Phlai-Chumphon
1938-1951
1938-1951
1938-1951
1938-1951
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.
Sold to the Siam Cement Company for scrap.
Sold to the Siam Cement Company for scrap.
Sold to the Siam Cement Company for scrap.
Destroyer
R-class  United Kingdom HTMS Phra Ruang 1920-1957 Former HMS Radiant.
Frigate
Tacoma class  United States HTMS Prasae (II)
HTMS Tachin (II)
1951-2000
1951-2000
Used in Korean War
Used in the Korean War
Knox-class  United States HTMS Phutthaloetla Naphalai
HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok
1997-2015 Ex-USS Ouellet (1970–1993).
Ex-USSTruett
Sloop-of-war
Maeklong class  Japan HTMS Maeklong
HTMS Tachin (I)
1937-1995
1937-1951
?
?
Corvette
Flower class  United Kingdom HTMS Bangpakong
HTMS Prasae (I)
1947-?
1947-1951
Used in Korean War.
Grounded in the Korean War.
Torpedo boat
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)
1938-1941
1937-1975
1938-1941
1937-1975
1937-1978
1938-1978
1938-1976
1938-1976
1938-1975
Sunk in Battle of Ko Chang
?
Sunk in Battle of Ko Chang
?
?
?
?
?
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)
1937-1976
1937-1976
1937-1973
?
?
?
ASW patrol craft
PC-461 class  United States HTMS Sarasin (II)
HTMS Thayanchon (I)
HTMS Khamronsin (I)
HTMS Phali
HTMS Sukiep
HTMS Tongpliu
HTMS Liulom
HTMS Longlom (I)
1947-?
1947-?
1947-??
1947-?
1948-1991
1952-1993
1951-?
1952-?
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.
Patrol craft
Sarasin class(I)  Thailand HTMS Sarasin (I)
HTMS Thiew Uthock
HTMS Travane Vari
1937-1945
1937-1960
1937-1951
Sunk by British aircraft
?
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)
HTMS Lanta
HTMS Prathong
1947-?
1962-2006
1972-2008
1973-2009
1975-2009
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
HTMS Phai
HTMS Kram
1946-2003
1947-2004
1962-2002
Former USS LSM-338.
Former USS LSM-333.
Former USS LSM-469.
LCT mark 6 class  United States HTMS Mattaphon (I)
HTMS Ravi (I)
HTMS Adang
HTMS Phetra
HTMS Khorum
HTMS Talibong
1946-?
1946-?
1946-?
1948-?
1947-?
1947-?
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
HTMS Sattakut
1950-1980
1950-?
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.
Minesweepers
Bangrajun class(l)  Italy HTMS Bangrajun (I)
HTMS Nong Sarai (I)
1938-1980
1938-1980
?
?
YMS-1 class  United States HTMS Ladya (I)
HTMS Bangkeo (I)
HTMS Tha Din Daeng (I)
1947-1964
1947-1964
1947-?
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)
1963-1995
1965-1992
Former USS MSC-297.
Former USS MSC-301.
Algerine Class  United Kingdom HTMS Phosamton (I) 1947-? Former HMS Minstrel
Aberdare Class  United Kingdom HTMS Chao Phraya (I) 1922-1971 Former HMS Havant
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)
1938-1983
1938-1961
?
?
Jula class(l) ? HTMS Jula (I) 1941-1953 ?
Kledkaeo class  Norway HTMS Kledkaeo 1956-? Former RNoMS Norfrost
Replenishment ships
Samui class(l)  Italy HTMS Samui (I) 1936-1945 Sunk by USS Sealion (SS-315).

Aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Country of Origin Type Service Quantity Note
Avro 504N  Thailand
 UK
Trainer 1929-1948 2 Built locally.
Mitsubishi A6M Zero  Japan Fighter 1942-1945 1
WS-103S  Japan reconnaissance 1935-? 6
Nakajima E8N  Japan reconnaissance 1938-? 45
Aichi E13A1  Japan reconnaissance 1939-? 6 Three aircraft ordered in 1939 and three in 1941.
Cessna O-1G  US reconnaissance 1968-? 8
Cessna U-17  US reconnaissance 1974-? 6+
Piper L-4  US reconnaissance 1973-? 2
Douglas C-47 Skytrain  US Cargo 1973-? ?
Grumman HU-16D  US SAR 1962-? 3
Grumman S-2 Tracker  US ASW 1966-1999 12
Hawker Siddeley AV-8S Matador  UK Fighter 1997-2006 9 Used on HTMS Chakri Naruebet.
Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E Corsair II  US Attacker 1995-2007 18 All airframes stored.
Bell UH-1H  US Utility helicopter 1975-? 4

Munitions[edit]

Model Origin Type Service Quantity Notes
Blowpipe (missile)  United Kingdom SAM ?-? 200
Sea Cat  United Kingdom Surface-to-Air Missile ?-? 8
Gabriel missile  Israel Anti-ship missile ?-? ?

Land vehicles[edit]

Model Origin Type Service Quantity Notes
LVT  United States Amphibious vehicle ?-? 16
M3 Half-track  United States Half-track armored personnel carrier ?-? 12+

Future equipment[edit]

Procurement plans[edit]

The Thai navy has been lobbying for submarines for years.[17] 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.[18][19][20][21] The S26T submarines are diesel-powered with a displacement of 2,400–3,000 tonnes.[22] It is projected to be the first of a three-boat, US$1 billion acquisition.[20] 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.[23] 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."[24] 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."[25] 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.[25]

Future fleet[edit]

Vessel Origin Type Class Displacement Status Notes
Submarine
Type S26T Class  China
Submarine Yuan-class modified 2,600 tonnes (3 planned total)
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[26]
Frigate
HTMS Prasae
(FFG 472)
 South Korea
 Thailand
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

Munitions[edit]

RTN flying unit[edit]

Royal Thai Navy MH-60S Knight Hawk: Appears at air show at Donmaung air force base, Thailand
  • New tactical transport helicopter - In April 2006, the Thai Navy requested permission from the United States to buy six MH-60S Navy Hawks.[27] An agreement of purchase was signed in June 2007, and the first two aircraft were delivered in August 2011.[27]
  • VIP and MEDEVAC aircraft - The Royal Thai Navy received a single Embraer ERJ-135 jet in late 2008, followed by an order for a second aircraft in October 2009; both aircraft were outfitted with medical evacuation kits, as well as being used for official transportation.[28]

RTN Marine Corps and SEALs[edit]

  • New armoured personnel carrier (APC) - RTN signed a contract to procure 12 BTR-3s from Ukraine in mid-2007, the first of which began arriving in December 2010, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.[29]

RTN Air and Coastal Defence Command[edit]

Indigenous products[edit]

  • Small patrol ship - The King of Thailand initiated a project to build and commission a small new patrol craft, the T.991 Class in 2002. The first ship, T.991, was built in the Royal Thai Navy Dock. Another two, T.992 and T.993, was built by Mason Shipbuilding in Thailand. The first ship was commissioned on 30 April 2007.[30][31]
  • Local-build OPV - On 11 November 2008, the Cabinet approved the plan to build a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) in a deal worth three billion baht (US$85 million). Although RTN did not unveil the design, the vessel will be built in Mahidol dockyard in Thailand.[32]
  • Underwater craft - The Naval Research & Development Office of Royal Thai Navy has awarded contacts to Bangkok Dockyard Co., Ltd. to build an underwater craft. The craft is 20 tons in displacement and cost 5 million baht.[33]
  • M151A2 mod - Amphibious vehicle.[citation needed]
  • DTI RTN KSM150
  • NAX seaplane
  • Mi naval mine
  • Phantom 380-X

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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