Island class patrol vessel

MY Steve Irwin before being renamed and painted black.
Class overview
Builders:Hall, Russell & Company
Operators: Royal Navy (retired)
Bangladesh Navy (active)
Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (retired)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (active)
In commission:1976–2004
General characteristics
Displacement:1,000 tons (standard)
1,280 tons (full load)
Length:195 ft (59 m) (overall)
Beam:36 ft (11 m)
Draft:14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion:1 shafts, 2 diesel, 4,380 hp (Rushton Paxman) Variable pitch propellers.
Speed:16 knots (30 km/h)
Range:11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 11 knots (20 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 1006 Radar
Simrad RU sidescan sonar
Armament:1 × Bofors 40 mm gun Mark III, replaced by 1 × 30mm gun in some ships


Presently, five Island-class patrol vessels are in active service with the Bangladesh Navy. They are BNS Karatoa (ex-HMS Alderney (P984)), BNS Kapatakhaya (ex-HMS Shetland (P973)), BNS Turag (ex-HMS Lindisfarne (P975)), BNS Gomati (ex-HMS Anglesey (P983)) and BNS Sangu (ex-HMS Guernsey (P974)). Another ex-RN Island-class vessel, HMS Jersey (P295), is used as training ship, BNS Ruhul Amin.

1 comment:

  1. Why we are buying this type of used ships when we can make them?


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