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PNS Moawin (Dutch Poolster Class)

For replenishment at sea PNS MOAWIN (A 20) was acquired MOAWAIN (Ex HMS POOLSTER) was transferred in July 1994 from the Dutch Navy. The ship has underway replenishment capabilities. PNS MOAWIN was commissioned as HNLMS POOLSTER on 10 September 1964. Her first trip after commissioning was of USA and Caribbean Sea in 1965. In 1967 the ship underwent modernization in which RAS stations 5 & 6 were modified and in 1972 Derrick rig was replaced by the Tension rig at station 5 & 6.

During her services in the Dutch Navy she participated in NATO Exercises. From 1964 to 1994 she carried out about 700 replenishments at sea. The ship was handed over to Pakistan Navy and re-commissioned as PNS MOAWIN on 28 July 1994 at Den Helder, Netherlands. MOAWIN, at present is one of the dynamic units of Pakistan Fleet and pride of the 9th Auxiliary Squadron. The ship had the opportunity to visit East/ South Africa & South East Asia.


Propulsion Power 2 steam turbines (~22000 hp)
2 boilers
1 shaft
Speed 21 knots
Displacement 16800 tons
Cargo Capacity 10300 tons
Complement 15 officers, 200 sailors
Guns Vulcan Phalanx CIWS
Radars Navigational Decca 2459
Decca 1229C
Sonar CWE 10, Hull Mounted, active search
Helicopter Sea King

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