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VTAP51 attack craft (torpedo hydrofoil) (1972-1990)


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VT53 1999

Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

51 VTAP51

52 VTAP52

53 VTAP53, 2001- 353 VTAP353

54 VTAP54, 2001- 354 VTAP354

55 VTAP55

56 VTAP56

57 VTAP57

58 VTAP58

59 VTAP59

60 VTAP60

61 VTAP61

62 VTAP62

63 VTAP63

64 VTAP64

65 VTAP65

66 VTAP66

67 VTAP67

68 VTAP68

69 VTAP69

70 VTAP70

71 VTAP71

72 VTAP72

73 VTAP73

74 VTAP74

320 VTAP320

321 VTAP321

322 VTAP322

323 VTAP323

324 VTAP324

325 VTAP325

VT231 - 236

since 2005 three boats from VT231-236 renamed MAI2107-2109

Hudong Yd, Shanghai, China: 51-53

Hudong Yd, Shnghai, China // Şantierul Naval 2 Mai, Mangalia: 54, 55

Şantierul Naval 2 Mai, Mangalia: 56-74, 320-325

1972: 51-53

1973: 56

1974: 54, 55, 57, 58

1975: 59-64

1976: 65-69

1982: 70-74

1988: 320

1989: 321, 322

1990: 323, 324

none

none

1993: 51, 52

1994-2000: 14 craft

2001: 8 craft

early 2000s: 3 craft from VT231-26

2005: 320, 321, 324, 325, 353, 354

2011: MAI2107-2109



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

37

Displacement full, t

43

Length, m

22.5

Breadth, m

3.80 by deck 6.26 by foils

Draught, m

1.15

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 type L-12V-180 diesels

Power, h. p.

3600

Max speed, kts

52

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

500(30)

Armament

51-74, 320-325: 2 x 2 - 14.5/93, 2- 533 TT, 4 DC

VT231-236: small arms

Electronic equipment

type 756 radar

Complement

11



Standard scale images


<i>VTAP51 </i>1975
VTAP51 1975


Graphics


<i>VT53 </i>1999
VT53 1999


Ship project history


Chinese Type 026. Three boats were built in China, two were laid down in China and assembled in Mangalia, all others were built domestically. VT231-236 were intended for Board Guard service.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.