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Thailand lays keel for country’s fourth, fifth M36-class patrol boats

14 June 2018

Shipbuilder Marsun has laid down the fourth and fifth M36-class patrol vessels on order for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).

The vessels, which will bear pennant numbers 114 and 115 respectively, were laid down on 8 June at the company’s facilities in Samut Prakan.

The RTN currently operates a fleet of three M36 patrol vessels. The class has overall length of 36 m, an overall beam of 7.6 m, and a hull draught of 1.7 m. It can attain a top speed of 27 kt, a standard range of 1,200 n miles at 12 kt, and accommodate a crew of 28.

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