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INDEPENDENCE fast attack craft (gun) (1970-1971)


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Independence 1971

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Independence P69   Vosper Thornycroft, Portsmouth, UK   15.7.1969 7.1970 stricken 1997
Freedom P70   Vosper Thornycroft, Singapore   18.11.1969 1.1971 stricken 1997
Sovereignty P71   Vosper Thornycroft, Portsmouth, UK   25.11.1969 2.1970 stricken 1997
Justice P72   Vosper Thornycroft, Singapore   20.6.1970 4.1971 stricken 1997
Daring P73   Vosper Thornycroft, Singapore   1970 9.1971 stricken 1996
Dauntless P74   Vosper Thornycroft, Singapore   6.5.1971 12.1971 stricken 1996


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

100

Displacement full, t

130

Length, m

31.5 pp 33.4 oa

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU 16V538 TB90 diesels

Power, h. p.

7200

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

1100(15)

Armament

P69, 70, 72: 1 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 315, 1 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

P71, 73, 74: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Bofors TAK76, 1 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01

Electronic equipment

P69, 70, 72: Decca TM626 radar

P71, 73, 74: Decca TM626, M26 radars

Complement

19 - 22



Standard scale images


<i>Independence </i>1975
Independence 1975
<i>Sovereignty </i>1975
Sovereignty 1975


Graphics


<i>Independence </i>1971
Independence 1971
<i>Daring </i>1976
Daring 1976


Project history

Six Vosper Thornycroft 110ft patrol boats were ordered on 21 May 1968. Three have a 40mm gun forward (Type A) and three a 76mm set further aft and a shorter superstructure (Type B). Steel hull and aluminium alloy superstructure, developed from the Malaysian 103ft type.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.