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BNS Kapatakhaya

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Bangladesh Navy Ship Sangu (P-713).jpg
Sister ship BNS Sangu
Name: Kapatakhaya
Namesake: Kapotaksha River
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen
Yard number: 973
Launched: 22 October 1976
Acquired: 31 October 2002
Commissioned: 4 May 2003
Homeport: Khulna
Identification: Pennant number: P 912
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Island-class 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

BNS Kapatakhaya is an Island-class offshore patrol vessel of the Bangladesh Navy. She entered service with the Bangladesh 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 in 1975 and launched on 22 October 1976.[1] She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Shetland (P298) on 14 July 1977. In 2002 she was sold to the Bangladesh Navy.


Kapatakhaya transferred on 31 July 2002. On 4 May 2003, she was commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy.[2] She is currently serving under the command of the Commodore Commanding BN Khulna (COMKHUL).

BNS Kapatakhaya took part in Exercise Shomudro Torongo, a joint bilateral exercise with the Royal Navy at Ganges delta region in Bangladesh from 29 April to 3 March 2009.[3]

BNS Kapatakhaya participated in Exercise Milan, a biennial multilateral exercise at Andaman Islands in India in February 2010.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Jeremy Olver. "Island Class Offshore Patrol Vessels". Royal Navy Postwar. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ Saunders, Stephen, ed. (2014). Jane's Fighting Ships 2014-2015. Coulsdon, UK: IHS Jane's. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7106-3101-5.
  3. ^ "Shomudro Torongo in the Ganges Delta by Royal Navy and Bangladesh Navy". 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  4. ^ "Indian Navy Hosts Milan 2010". Retrieved 2015-11-01.

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