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KD HANG TUAH

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TRAINING SHIPS

1. Name: KD HANG TUAH
2. No Penant: 76
3. Builders: Yarrow (Shipbuilders), Glasgow
4. Commissioned: 16 May 1973
5. Displacement Tons: 2,300 standard, 2,520 full load
6. Dimensions feet (metres): 339.3 x 40 x 16 (screws) (103.5 x 12.2 x 4.9)
7. Main machinery: 2 Stork Wartsila 12SW28 diesels, 9,928 hp(m) (7.3 MW)sustained, 2 shafts, cp props
8. Speed knots: 24
9. Range and miles: 4,800 at 15 kt
10. Complement: 210
11. GUNS: 1 Bofors 57 mm/70 Mk 1, 200 rds/min to 17 km (9.2 & miles), weight of shell 2.4 kg. 2 Bofors 40 mm/70, 300 rds/min to 12 rds/min to 12 km (6.5 & miles) anti-surface, 4 km (2.2 & miles) anti-aircraft, weight of shell 0.96 kg.
12. Radars: Navigation, Kelvin Hughes 1007, I-band.
13. Helicopter: Platform for 1 medium.


Comment: Originally built for Ghana as a display ship for ex-President Nkrumah but put up for sale after his departure. She was launched without ceremony on 29 December 1966 and completed in 1968. Commissioned in Royal Navy 16 May 1973 and transferred to Royal Malaysian Navy May 1977. Refitted in 1991-92 to become a training ship. Main gun and main engines replaced in 1995-96. Sonars and Limbo ASW mortars removed. There are no plans for further modification. Forms 21st Frigate Squadron.

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