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PC/PG TOLMI (P 229)

PC/PG ORMI (P 230)

   
   
   
   
   

 Name

 No

 Builders

 Commissioned

 TOLMI (ex-Green Bay)

 P 229

 Peterson, Wisconsin

 5 Dec 1969

 ORMI (ex-Beacon)

 P 230

 Peterson, Wisconsin

 21 Nov 1969

 

Displacement, tons: 225 standard; 245 full load
Displacement Full Load (tonnes): 248.9
Displacement Standard (tonnes):
228.6
Length (m):
50.1
Beam (m): 7.3
Draught (m): 2.9
Range (nm): 1700
Speed (knots): 16

Dimensions, feet (metres):
164.5 × 23.8 × 9.5 (50.1 × 7.3 × 2.9)

Main machinery:
2 Cummins VT12-875 diesels; 1,450 hp (1.07 MW); 2 shafts

Speed, knots:
16.

Range, miles:
1,700 at 16 kt

Complement:
24 (3 officers)

Missiles:
SSM: 4 Aerospatiale SS 12M; wire-guided to 5.5 km (3 n miles) subsonic; warhead 30 kg.

Guns:
1 USN 3 in (76 mm)/50 Mk 34; 50 rds/min to 12.8 km (7 n miles); weight of shell 6 kg.
    1 Bofors 40 mm/70 Mk 10. 4-12.7 mm (2 twin) MGs.

Weapons control:
Mk 63 GFCS.

Radars:
Surface search: Sperry SPS-53; I/J-band.

Fire control: Western Electric SPG-50; I/J-band.


Comment:Transferred from the USA in mid-1990 after a refit and recommissioned 18 June 1991. Both were in reserve from April 1977 having originally been built for the Cuban crisis. Similar craft in Turkish, Colombian and South Korean navies. Gas-turbine propulsion engine removed prior to transfer. Reclassified as coastal patrol craft.

 


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