Sea Panther-class large command boat

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HKPF Police Boat 3.JPG
PL3 Sea Panther in 2007
Class overview
Name: Sea Panther class large command boat
Builders: Hong Kong Shipyards
Operators: Hong Kong Police
Built: 1987-1988
In commission: 1988
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: command boat
Displacement: 450 tons
Length: 40 m (130 ft)
Beam: 8.5 m (28 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Cat diesels, 2 shafts, 2,350 bhp, 14 knots hp
Complement: 27-33
Armament: originally two 12.7 mm machine guns now removed

Sea Panther class large command boats are vessels built for and used by the Hong Kong Police for marine patrols off Hong Kong. Commissioned in 1988, two boats were built:

  • PL3 Sea Panther
  • PL4 Sea Horse