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Bangladesh Navy Ship Sangu (P-713).jpg
Sister ship BNS Sangu
Name: Karatoa
Namesake: Karatoya River
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen
Yard number: 984
Laid down: 11 June 1978
Launched: 27 February 1979
Acquired: 31 October 2002
Commissioned: 4 May 2003
Homeport: Khulna
Identification: Pennant number: P 913
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Island-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,260 tons (full load)
Length: 59.5 m (195 ft)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RKC diesels; 5,640 hp (4,210 kW) sustained; 1 × shaft; cp prop
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nmi (13,000 km; 8,100 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 39
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Surface Search and navigation: Kelvin Hughes Type 1006 radar; I-band
  • Combat Data Systems: Racal CANE DEA-1 action data automation
  • Guns:
    • 1 × Bofors 40 mm/60 Mk 3
    • 2 × FN 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Countermeasures
    • ESM: Orange Crop; intercept

BNS Karatoa is an Island-class offshore patrol vessel of the Bangladeshi Navy. She entered service with the Bangladeshi Navy in 2003.


Built by Hall, Russell & Company, she was modelled on the ocean-going trawlers FPV Jura (1973) and FPV Westra (1974). The vessel was laid down on 11 June 1978 and launched on 27 February 1979.[1][2] She was commissioned into Royal Navy as HMS Alderney (P278) on 6 October 1979. In 2002 she was sold to the Bangladesh Navy.


Bangladesh acquired the ship on 31 October 2002. On 4 May 2003, BNS Karatoa was commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy.[3] She is currently serving under the command of the Commodore Commanding BN Khulna (COMKHUL).

See also


  1. ^ "Alderney". Aberdeen Built Ships. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. ^ Jeremy Olver. "Island Class Offshore Patrol Vessels". Royal Navy Postwar. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  3. ^ Saunders, Stephen, ed. (2014). Jane's Fighting Ships 2014-2015. Coulsdon, UK: IHS Jane's. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7106-3101-5.
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