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BNS Tista

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Class and type  Kraljevica-class
Acquired  June 6, 1975
In service  1975-Present
Length  41 m
Builder  Kraljevica Shipyard
Name  BNS Tista
Commissioned  June 6, 1975
Launched  1956
Draft  2.2 m
Recommissioned  1998 (after engine change)

BNS Tista is a Kraljevica-class patrol boat in service with the Bangladesh Navy.

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Career

BNS Tista was built as PBR 505, a Type 501 Kraljevica-class patrol boat for the Yugoslav Navy in 1956. The ship along with her sister ship BNS Karnafuli were acquired from Yugoslavia in 1975 and commissioned on 6 June 1975. The ships has undergone upgrades in 1995 to 1998. She is in active duty now.

Armament

The ship is armed with two Bofors 40 mm L/70 guns and four 20 mm cannon. Beside it carries two 128 mm rocket launchers and two racks for Mk 6 Projectors for ASW operations. She is mainly used as ASW ship in Bangladesh Navy.

References

BNS Tista Wikipedia


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