Ratanakosin-class corvette

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Class overview
Builders: Tacoma Boat Building Co, USA
Operators:  Thailand
Built: 1984-1986
In commission: 1986-present
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics [1]
Type: Corvette
Displacement:
  • 840 tons (normal)
  • 960 tons (full load)
Length: 76.82 m (252 ft 0 in)
Beam: 9.55 m (31 ft 4 in)
Draft: 2.44 m (8 ft 0 in)
Installed power: 12,000 kW (16,000 bhp)
Propulsion:
  • 2× MTU 20V1163 TB83 diesel engines,
  • 2× shafts
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km) (at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph))
Complement: 15 officers, 72 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • *1× Decca 1226 surface search radar
  • 1× HSA ZW-06 surface search radar
  • 1× HSA DA-05 air/surface search radar
  • 1× HSA WM-25 fire control radar
  • 1× HSA LIROD-8 optical fire control system
  • STN Atlas DSQS-21C hull mounted sonar
Armament:

Ratanakosin class corvettes are a class of two ships that were built for the Royal Thai Navy in the 1980s. Both ships remain in service.

Ships in the class[edit]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status 
HTMS Ratanakosin
FS-441
United States
1984
1986
Active
HTMS Sukhothai
FS-442
United States
1984
1987
Active

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker 1998, p. 870.
  • Baker, A. D. (1998). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets Of The World 1998–1999. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4.