BNS Salam is a modified Type 021 gunboat of the Bangladesh Navy. She was commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy in 2002.

History
Bangladesh Navy
NameBNS Durnibar
Commissioned10 November 1988
In service1988 – 1991
IdentificationPennant number: P 8127
FateSunk
Bangladesh Navy
NameBNS Salam
BuilderJiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai
Commissioned2002
In service2002 – present
HomeportChattogram
IdentificationPennant number: P 712
StatusActive
General characteristics
Class and typeType 021-class gunboat
Displacement
  • 171 tons standard
  • 205 tons full load
Length38.6 m (127 ft)
Beam7.6 m (25 ft)
Draught2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Propulsion
  • 3 × 4,000 hp diesel engines
  • Three shafts
Speed35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range800 nmi (1,500 km; 920 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement28
Sensors and
processing systems
1 × Type 352 Square Tie
Armament

DesignEdit

Powered by three 4,000-horsepower (3,000 kW) diesel engines that drive three propellers, BNS Salam has a maximum speed of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). She has a range of 800 nautical miles (1,500 km; 920 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph).[1]

The ship's armament consists of one 40 mm AA gun and twin 30 mm AA guns. She is equipped with one Type 352 Square Tie radar for surface search.[1][2][3]

ServiceEdit

The ship was commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy as BNS Durnibar on 10 November 1988. She was severely damaged in the cyclone of April 1991 and sunk into Karnaphuli river. Later, she was salvaged, renovated and modified into a gunboat. In 2002, she was recommissioned into the Bangladesh Navy as BNS Salam

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Saunders, Stephen (2007). Jane's Fighting Ships 2007–2008. Coulsdon, Surrey, UK: Jane's. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-7106-2799-5.
  2. ^ Friedman, Norman (2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1557502629.
  3. ^ "Huangfeng Class (Type 021)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 30 June 2015.