Gilgit / Sabqat Class Patrol Craft [PRC Shanghai II]
The boats were acquired from China between 1972 and 1976. Apparently four were transferred to the Maritime Security Agency, and six others have been used for spares to keep both these and two of the MSA craft operational.
As of mid-2002 sources disagree as to the status of this class. Some reporting that only two units remain in service, both with the Maritime Security Agency. Others report three units in service with the Navy, and four with the Maritime Security Agency. The most apparently reliable sources report that each service operates a pair of these boats, with some additional number used to supply spare parts.
Of the four of the class that were transferred to the Maritime Security Agency from the Navy in 1986, two were paid off in 1994. These ships are identical to the naval craft except that the Skin Head radar has been replaced by Anritsu ARC-32A.
|Propulsion||4 diesels, 4,200 bhp, 4 shafts|
|Displacement||134.8 tons full load|
|Armament||2 dual 37 mm, 2 dual 25 mm, 2 21 inch torpedo tubes|
|Sabqat||1066||Maritime Security Agency|
|Rafaqat||1068||Maritime Security Agency|
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