Vietnamese Navy – Frigates


Gepard 3.9 Class (Project 11661E, modified – ASW focus) LOA 335′ / 102 m TDISP 2,130 tons (4 active, 2 planned, service since 2011)

PAVN Gepard HQ-012 Lý Thái Tổ Credit: Alisé Kim, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

PAVN Gepard Class FFG Cam Ranh Bay 2019PAVN Gepard Class FFG Cam Ranh Bay 2018

Petya Class (Project 159 – Petya II and III variants) FFL light frigate LOA 268′ / 81.7 m TDISP 1,200 tons (5 active, service since 1983)

PAVN Vietnamese_Navy_Petya_II_Class_Frigate_(HQ-15)
PAVN Petya II class frigate HQ-15 ca. 2017. Note the twin AA guns just forward of the rear turret. Credit: Hoangprs5, CC BY-SA 4.0,via Wikimedia Commons

PAVN Petya class FFL Thang Nhat 2020

PAVN Petya HQ17_converted
PAVN Petya HQ-17 ca. 2016. Note the different armament of another set of torpedo tubes forward of the aft turret, and twin RBU ASW rockets forward of the bridge. Credit: Trinhvan21, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

PAVN Petya class FFL Cam Ranh Bay 2018

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