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Indonesia retires stricken Cold War-era corvette, KRI Pati Unus

19 April 2017

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has decommissioned the Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette, KRI Pati Unus (384).

The 75.2 m vessel was retired from the TNI-AL's Western Fleet (KOARMABAR) on 19 April in a decommissioning ceremony held in the port city of Belawan, on the island of Sumatra.

According to Jane's Fighting Ships, Pati Unus is an ex-German Democratic Republic ship that was originally inducted into the East German Navy in July 1983, but subsequently re-commissioned into the TNI-AL in July 1995.

Armed with a hull-mounted sonar and RBU 6000 anti-submarine mortar launchers, Pati Unus played a significant part of the TNI-AL's vigil against potentially hostile underwater vessels, the KOARMABAR said in a statement on the vessel's retirement.

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