Pakistan Navy (PN) has inducted the service’s first Yarmook-class corvette, according to PN’s Director General for Public Relations, local media reported.
An induction ceremony for the ship, which is the first of two 2,300-tonne corvettes ordered from Damen in 2017, was held Monday at the Karachi Naval Dockyard.
PNS YARMOOK is latest warship, possesses cutting edge weapon & terminal defense systems. The ship can perform a variety of naval Ops & transport helicopter & UAV simultaneously.
PNS Yarmook was launched by Damen at Galati, Romania in May 2019, and commissioned in February 2020. The vessel’s form factor is derived from Damen’s OPV 1900 design, and it features an overall length of 91.3 m, an overall beam of 14.4 m, and a hull draught of 4 m.
Powered by four Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines in the combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) configuration, the corvette can attain a top speed of about 22 kt, and a standard range of around 6,000 n miles at 12 kt.
It can accommodate a crew complement of 138, and one medium helicopter on its flight deck.
The 2nd Corvette PNS TABUK is expected to join Pakistan Navy Fleet in coming months.