home

fighting ships of the world

ROYAL SIAMESE / THAI NAVY (SIAM / THAILAND)

ESCORTS

BANGPAKONG frigates (1943/1947)

Bangpakong 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
บางปะกง <Bangpakong> (ex-Burnet, ex-Gondwana, ex-Burnet) 4 Ferguson, Glasgow, UK 11/1942 31/5/1943 9/1943 // 15/5/1947 stricken 1984
รบหลวงประแส <Prasae> (ex-Betony, ex-Sind, ex-Betony)   Hall, Aberdeen, UK 9/1942 22/4/1943 8/1943 // 15/5/1947 wrecked 13/1/1951

   

Displacement standard, t

980 - 1000

Displacement full, t

1350 - 1370

Length, m

57.9 pp 62.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

4.34 - 4.42 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2750

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 337

Endurance, nm(kts)

7400(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk I, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk VII, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (72)

Sensors

type 276, 291 radars, sonar

Complement

109

Ship project history: Former Indian 'Flower' class corvettes, returned to RN in 1947 and immediately to Royal Thai Navy.

Modernizations: 1960s, Bangpakong: - 1 x 1 - 102/45, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 2 DCR; + 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7

Naval service: Since 1970s Bangpakong used as TS. Prasae served in the Korean war, 7/1/1951 she was beached on the East coast of Korea during snowstorm and scuttled after unsuccessful attempts to raise her.

Ivan Gogin, 2015