Protector (Pacific Forum)-class small patrol boat

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Preserver at the Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter in 2007
Class overview
Name: Protector (Pacific Forum) class small patrol boat
Builders: Transfield ASI Pty., Limited, South Coogee, Western Australia
Operators: Hong Kong Police
Built: 1993
In commission: 1993
Completed: 6
Active: 6
General characteristics
Type: small patrol boat
Displacement: 170 tons
Length: 32.6 m (107 ft)
Beam: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Draught: 1.6 m (5.2 ft)
Propulsion: CODAD: 1 Cat cruise diesel, 1 waterjet, 775 bhp; 2 Cat boost diesels, 2 shafts, 4,400 bhp
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Complement: 19
Armament: one 12.7 mm machine gun, two 7.62 mm machine guns

Protector (Pacific Forum)-class small patrol boats are vessels built and used by the Hong Kong Police for marine patrols off Hong Kong. They are based on the Pacific class patrol boat built in Australia for several Pacific island nations. Commissioned in 1993, six boats were delivered and in service:

  • PL1 51 Protector
  • PL2 52 Guardian
  • PL3 53 Defender
  • PL4 54 Preserver
  • PL5 55 Rescuer
  • PL6 56 Detector