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VP20 patrol boats (1971-1975)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
  VP20, later- VM20   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia   22/9/1972 1973 stricken 1996-98
  VP21, later- VM21   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia   1972 1973 stricken 1996-98
  VP22, later- VM22   Wuzhou SY, China     1971 stricken 1996-98
  VP23, later- VM23   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973 stricken 1996-98
  VP24, later- VM24   Wuzhou SY, China     1971 stricken 1996-98
  VP25, later- VM25   Wuzhou SY, China     1971 stricken 1996-98
  VP26, later- VM26   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973 stricken 1996-98
  VP27, later- VM27   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP28, later- VM28   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP29, later- VM29   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP30, later- VM30   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1974 stricken 1996-98
  VP31, later- VM31   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1975 stricken 1996-98
  VP32, later- VM32   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP33, later- VM33   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP34, later- VM34   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP35, later- VM35   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP36, later- VM36   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1992-95
  VP37, later- VM37   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1992-95
  VP38, later- VM38   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VP39, later- VM39   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1992-95
  VP40, later- VM40   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1992-95
  VS41   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VS42   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VS43   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
  VS44   Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 stricken 1996-98
Saturn     Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 in service (2019)
Venus     Şantierul 2 Mai, Mangalia     1973-75 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

123

Displacement full, t

135

Length, m

38.8

Breadth, m

5.41

Draught, m

1.55

No of shafts

4

Machinery

2 M-50F-4 diesels, 2 12D6 diesels

Power, h. p.

4200 (2x1200+2x910)

Max speed, kts

28.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

750(16.5)

Armament

VP20-40: 2 x 2 - 14.5/93

VS41-44: 1 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 1 x 2 - 14.5/93, 2 x 5 type 81 ASWRL, 4 DC, 10 mines (overload)

Saturn, Venus: 1 x 2 - 37/63 type 61

Electronic equipment

VP20-40, Saturn, Venus: type 351 radar

VS41-44: type 351 radar, Tamir-11 sonar

Complement

36



Standard scale images


<i>VP20 </i>1975
VP20 1975


Ship project history


Chinese project 062 ('Shanghai') boats. VP20-40 served as Board Guard patrols, VS41-44 as naval ASW/SAR boats, Saturn and Venus are used as diving tenders.

Modernizations


1980s, VS41-44: - 1 x 2 - 14.5/93; + 2 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230

Naval service


No significant events.