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Lurssen FPB 62 / CM 62 / CM 65

The corvette VICTORY was delivered to the Singaporean navy in 1988 as the leading ship in a class of six corvettes. Due to its stealth design, the ship is difficult for enemy vessels to detect. It is also characterised by low underwater noise emissions. The FPB 62-class corvettes were designed to perform anti-surface warfare (ASuW) with self-defense anti-air warfare (AAW) capability and secondary anti-submarine warfare (ASW) using an helicopter. Bahrain commissioned two of these vessels in 1988, known as CM 62 or Al Manama-class.

In the similar CM 65 or Murray Jip class helicopter corvettes delivered in 1990, the UAE took possession in 1990 of two complex naval vessels equipped not only with helicopter landing pads, but also with an extremely extensive array of weapons systems and sensor technology not usually seen in ships of this size. The first two units of the KiliÇ Class Fast Patrol Boats, P-330 TCG Kiliç and P-333 TCG Meltem, were constructed in Germany by Lurssen shipyard, the remaining in Gölcük Naval Shipyard.

The Kiliç Class is designated a Fast Attack Craft / Missile Boat by the Turkish Navy, while it is defined as a corvette by Lürssen Werft, the German designer of these vessels. All four classes of ships built for Singapore, Bahrain, UAE and Turkey are similar, while featuring minor differences in terms of length, beam, draft, full displacement and top speed. There are also discrepancies in the reported specifications of these vessels.

Today, a wide array of naval vessels of all classes designed and built by Lürssen are in use by national navies all over the world. Lürssen’s proven platforms are the foundation for individually tailored naval vessel complete with high-performance systems. The success of Lürssen in the corvette segment is unparalleled. As team players in cooperation with other shipyards, Lürssen designed and built the new corvette K 130 – equipped with cutting-edge high-tech systems – for the German navy.

Ship List
# Name Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
50 Al Manama 1987
51 Al Muharraq 1988
P161 Muray Jib 1990
P162 Das 1991

Class FPB 62
Al Manama
CM 65
Muray Jib
Operator Bahrain UAE
Displacement, full632 tons630 tons
Displacement, light tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 63 meters / feet 64.5 m [63.0?]
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam9.3 meters / feet 9.8 m [9.3?]
Draft 5.4 meters!! [2.9?] / feet2.6 m [2.5?]
Height meters / feet
Engines4 diesel 20V4 diesel 20V
Main Engine builder
Main power 14,120 kW
15,000 kW
13640 hp
Speed, maximum34 knots [34.7 kts?]35 knots [32 kts?]
Speed, Cruise 16 Knots 16 Knots
Range 4000 nautical miles at 16 knots 4000 nautical miles at 16 knots
Stores endurance days
Electronics radar
  • Sea Giraffe 50HC
  • 9LV-331
  • Decca 1226,
  • Cutlass
  • Cygnus
  • 2x Dagaie
  • radar:
  • Sea Giraffe 50HC
  • Decca 1226
  • 9LV-223
  • DRBV-51C
  • Cutlass
  • Cygnus
  • 2x Dagaie
  • Weapons Systems
  • 2 x 2 Exocet MM40 SSM (4)
  • 1 x 1-76mm OTO Melara
  • 1 x 2-40mm Breda
  • 2 x 1-12.7mm MG
  • 2 x 4 Exocet MM40 SSM(8)
  • 1 x 8 Crotale Navale SAM(8)
  • 1 x 1-76mm OTOBreda
  • 1 x 7-30mm Goalkeeper
  • Aviation 1 Bo-105 helicopter
    no hangar
    1 SA-316 Alouette III helicopter
    no hangar

    FPB 62 Al Manama FPB 62 Al Manama

    CM 65 Muray Jib CM 65 Muray Jib CM 65 Muray Jib

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