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Major Navy Equipment, 1987

Type and DescriptionCountry of OriginIn Inventory
Frigates
Yarrow class; 1,650 tons displacement; armed with two 4.5-inch deck guns, two 40mm Bofors antiaircraft guns, Sea Catsurface-to-surface missiles, one antisubmarine Lombo mortar, and two depth charge projectors; serves as flagship of Royal FleetBritain1
PF-103 class, 900 tons displacement; armed with two 3- inch deck guns, two 40mm antiaircraft guns, Hedgehog antisubmarine launchers, and six torpedo tubesUnited States2
Cannon class; 1,240 tons displacement; armed with three 3-inch deck guns, six 40mm antiaircraft guns, six torpedo tubes, and eight depth-charge projectors; ex-USS Hemminger-do-1
Tacoma class; 1,430 tons displacement; armed with three 3-inch deck guns, two 40mm and nine 20mm antiaircraft guns, eight depth-charge projectors, and six torpedo tubes; ex-USS Glendale and ex-USS Gallup-do- 2
Tacoma MK-16 class; 1,430 tons displacement; armed with 76mm main guns, 40mm antiaircraft gun, Stingray torpedoes, Harpoon and Albatross surface-to-air missilesUnited States1
Fast attack craft (missile)
Breda BMB 30 design; 235 tons displacement; armed with four Exocet surface-to-surface missiles, one 76mm deck gun, and one 40mm Bofors antiaircraft gunItaly3
Sea Hawk class; 224 tons displacement; armed with five Gabriel missile launchers, one 57mm Bofors and one 40mm Bofors antiaircraft gunsSingapore3
Large patrol craft
Trad class; 318 tons displacement; armed with two 3-inch deck guns, one 40mm and two 20mm antiaircraft guns, and four torpedo tubesItaly4
Liulom class (former United States PC class); 280 tons displacement; armed with one 3-inch deck gun and two torpedo tubesUnited States7
Klongyai class; 110 tons displacement; armed with one 3-inch deck gun, one 20mm antiaircraft gun, and two torpedo tubesThailand1
PGM 71 class; 130 tons displacement; armed with one 40mm and four 20mm antiaircraft guns and two .50 caliber machine guns; former United States vesselsUnited States10
Cape class (former United States Coast Guard cutters); 95 tons displacement; armed with one 20mm antiaircraft gun, depth charges, and two Hedgehog antisubmarine launchers-do-4
Coastal patrol craft
Small craft; 87.5 tons displacement; armed with one 40mm and one 20mm antiaircraft gunsThailand6
Swift class; 20 tons displacement; armed with two 81mm mortars and two .50 calibre machine guns; transferred from United States Navy to Royal Thai NavyUnited States12
River patrol craft
PBR type; 10.4 tons displacement; armed with two .50 caliber and two .30 caliber machine guns; former United States vessels-do-6
Fiberglass trimaranThailand 1
Mine warfare vessels
Bangrachan-class coastal minelayer; 368 tons displacement; armed with two 3-inch deck guns, two 20mm antiair craft guns, and 142 minesItaly2
Bluebird-class coastal minesweeper; 330 tons displace- ment; armed with two 20mm anti aircraft gunsUnited States4
Riverine minesweeper; armed with 20mm deck guns, one 12.7mm machine gun, and two 40mm grenade launchersThailand10
Mine-warfare support shipJapan1
Amphibious vessels
Landing ship, tank (LST)United States5
Landing ship, medium (LSM)-do- 3
Landing craft, medium mechanized (LCM) -do-26
Landing craft, utility (LCU)-do- 6
Landing craft, vehicle and personnel-do-8
Landing craft, assault (LCA)Thailandn.a.
Aircraft
Grumman S-2F Tracker for antisubmarine search and attackUnited States10
Grumman HU-16B Albatross-do-2
Bell UH-N for antisubmarine search and attack-do-8
Canadair CK-215 multipurpose amphibian for search and rescueCanada2
F-27 MaritimeNetherlands3
NomadAustralia3
Missiles
Short Seacat surface-to-air missileBritain12
IAI Gabriel-2 surface-to-surface missileIsrael15
Aerospatiale MM-38 Exocet surface-to-surface missileFrance12

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