Royal Thai Navy – Frigates


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Bhumibol Adulyadej Class LOA 407′ TDISP 3,700 tons (1 active, 1 planned)

HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej FFG-471 (2019)

Guardian Sea 2019 PHOTOEX
HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej breaking away from USNS Guadalupe during an exercise, 2019. US Navy Official 5259967 Courtesy photo from Royal Thai Navy (Cmdr. Kamchai Charoenpongchai)

HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej building Busan SK 2017HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej building Busan SK 2018

Naresuan Class LOA 395′ TDISP 3,000 tons (modified Chinese Type 053) (2 active: service since 1994)

HTMS Naresuan 421 (1994) and HTMS Taksin 422 (1995)

HTMS Naresuan during the May 2017 International Maritime Review, Singapore. Credit: Alert5 / CC BY-SA

Naresuan class frigates Sattahip 2018

Chao Phraya Class (Chinese Type 053H2 class) LOA 339′ TDISP 2,000 tons (4 active) 2 versions, one with a large helicopter deck, and one originally with another gun mount aft.

HTMS Saiburi 458 (1995)

HTMS Saiburi 458 taken from the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, 2001 [Detail of] NARA: US Navy 330-CFD-DN-SD-03-11404 (PH3 Alex C. Witte)
HTMS Saiburi Sattahip 2018

Knox Class (Ex-USN) LOA 438′ TDISP 4,300 tons (2 ex-USN units transferred to Thailand)knox class FFG Sattahip thailand 2010

USS Truett FF-1095 before her transfer to Thailand, 1987 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-87-08624

ex-HTMS Phutthayotfa Chulalok FFG-461 (1994-2017) formerly USS Truett FF-1095 (1974-1994) AND ex-HTMS Phutta Loetla Naphalai FFG-462 (1997-2015) formerly USS Ouellet FF-1077 (1970-1993)

knox class FFGs Sattahip thailand 2018

HTMS Makut Rajakumarn (1973) since about 1998 has operated as a training ship. LOA 320′ TDISP 1,900 tons built Yarrow shipbuilders, Glasgow UK.

Although we could not locate any views of the HTMS Makut Rajakumarn, the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Rahmat, F-24 (1971-2004), now a museum ship, was also built at Yarrows, Glasgow, to a very similar design. Major differences would include the heavier gun armament, with Makut Rajakumarn having a second 4.5″ gun at the stern. Credit: Mjabb / CC BY-SA 

HTMS Makut Rajakumarn frigate Sattahip thailand 2018

Cannon Class LOA 306′ TDISP 2,000 tons (1)

HTMS Pin Klao 413 (1959) formerly USS Hemminger DE-746 (1944-1958) This ship, incredibly, is still active, used mostly as a training ship.

HTMS Pin Klao NH 96085
HTMS Pin Klao, soon after her transfer from the US Navy, Aug. 1959. NH 96085 Courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command.

HTMS Pin Klao Cannon-class DE Bangkok 2018HTMS Pin Klao Cannon class Sattahip 2010

Tacoma Class LOA 304′ TDISP 2,400 tons (2 retired with Thai Navy)

USS Glendale and Gallup to Thai Navy NH 97102
USS Glendale PF-36 and USS Gallup PF-47 flying the Thai naval ensigns, during transfer ceremonies at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 29 October 1951. Both ships retain their USN pennant numbers. Glendale became HTMS Tachin. Gallup became HTMS Prasae. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection NH 97102 Courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command.

HTMS Tachin PF-1 (1951-2000) ex-USS Glendale (1943-1945) transferred to Soviet Union 1945-1949, transferred to Royal Thai Navy.HTMS Tachin Nakhon Nayok 2010HTMS Prasae (1951-2000) ex-USS Gallup (1944-1945) transferred to the Soviet Union 1945-1949.HTMS Prasae tacoma class Prasae Thailand 2014

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