52 years after the record smashing flight of HMCS Bras d’Or FHE-400, we explore Canadian milestones in the development of naval hydrofoil technology with great images!
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Bahrain – FPB 62 Lurssen corvette design LOA 207′ TDISP 650 tons (2 active, service since 1987) Bahrain – TNC 45 Lurssen FAC-missile design LOA 147′ TDISP 265 tons (4 active, service since 1984) Bahrain – FPB 38 Lurssen FAC-Gun LOA 126′ TDISP 210 (2 active, service since … Continue reading “Small Navies of the World – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
The Vietnamese navy, officially the People’s Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN), is the 45th navy documented by the Shipsearcher Identification Section (SIS). The variety of ships, as well as the extraordinary breadth of service of some of the units, makes the PAVN page a must-see, and adds 21 ship types and 35 Google Earth captures … Continue reading “The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN)”
Corvettes Back to Submarines Pohang class corvettes LOA 290′ TDISP 1,200 tons (2 active, transferred to Vietnam ca. 2016 after service in South Korean Navy) Missile Boats: Molniya class – Tarantul variant (Project 1241.8) LOA 190′ TDISP 560 tons. Armament upgraded with 4 quadruple Kh-35e anti-ship missiles. (8 active, 6 locally built, service since 2014) … Continue reading “Vietnamese Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, in his celebrated play, Dr. Faustus, wrote of a mythic age, when a thousand warships were launched to grab back Helen, the most beautiful woman. Here at Shipsearcher, the Ship Identification Section (SIS) can’t tell you if any of that happened in distant antiquity – satellite imagery of the Trojan … Continue reading “A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!”
Royal Canadian Navy Auxiliaries and Other Ships Back to Royal Canadian Navy Mine Warfare Vessels Hydrographic Survey CFAV Quest AGOR-172 (1969-2016) LOA 235′ TDISP 2,100 tons scrapped 2018 CSS/HMCS Acadia (1913) LOA 182′ TDISP 1,050 tons Canadian Hydrographic Service (commissioned patrol ship HMCS Acadia during both World Wars) museum ship since 1982 Replenishment / Resupply … Continue reading “Royal Canadian Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”
Russian Corvettes Back to Russian Frigates Steregushchiy class / Project 20380 LOA 343′ TDISP 2,200 tons (7) Patrol Vessels Project 22160 Class Large Patrol Boat LOA 308′ TDISP ca. 1,500 tons (2 active, 3 building) Vasily Bykov (2018) and Dmitriy Rogachev (2019) Novorossiysk, Black Sea Fleet Buyan and Buyan-M Class LOA 203′ and 246′ TDISP … Continue reading “Russian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Vessels”
Patrol Craft (see also current listing) Back to USN Retired Amphibious Warfare Ships (not Amphibious Assault Ships) Asheville Class Gunboats LOA 165′ TDISP 240 tons (17, 15 retired and sold to other navies, 2 were in service and Naval Surface Warfare Centers until ca. 2016) USS Canon PG-90 (1968-1977) Served in Vietnam and was extensively … Continue reading “USN – Retired Patrol Vessels”