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RAJSHAHI large patrol craft (1965)

Rajshahi 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
راجشاہی <Rajshahi> P140 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, UK     8/1965 in service (2018)
جسسورے <Jessore> P141 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, UK     5/1965 sunk 4/12/1971
کومیللہ <Comilla> P142 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, UK     5/1965 sunk 4/12/1971
سیلھیت <Sylhet> P143 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, UK     8/1965 sunk 4/12/1971

 

Displacement standard, t

115

Displacement full, t

143

Length, m

32.6 oa 30.5 pp

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

1.55

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU 12V538 diesels

Power, h. p.

3400

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9

Sensors radar

Complement

19

Ship project history: Ordered on 5 October 1963 and named after East Pakistan towns. Specially strengthened hulls with sea resistant aluminum alloy superstructures.

Modernizations: 1980s, Rajshahi: + 2 x 1 - 14.5/93

Naval service: All were attacked by Indian aircraft on 4 December 1971 off Chittagong. Rajshahi was hit six times by four Hunter jets, set on fire, losing one killed and six wounded but regained port after the crew checked flooding and fire in the engine room. Nine aircraft sank Comilla in the same action. Jessore and Sylhet destroyed in air strikes from the carrier Vikrant the same day at Khulna to the West. Jessore salvaged by Bangladeshi Navy.

Rajshahi 1973

Rajshahi 2003

 

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