Croatian missile boat Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir (RTOP-12)

Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir (pennant number RTOP-12) is a Kralj-class missile boat in service with the Croatian Navy. Like its sister ship Kralj Petar Krešimir IV, Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir features a mixture of Western and Eastern equipment including a Swedish forward gun and anti-ship missiles as well as Russian-built propulsion and close-in weapon system (CIWS).

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Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir in Makarska during the Croatian Navy Day in 2008.
History
Croatia
Operator: Croatian Navy
Builder: Kraljevica Shipyard, Kraljevica, Croatia
Laid down: 1993
Launched: 2001
General characteristics
Class and type: Kralj-class missile boat
Length: 54.3 m (178 ft 2 in)
Beam: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
Draught: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • Maximum: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
  • Continuous: 32.8 knots (60.7 km/h; 37.7 mph)
Complement: 33
Armament:

Although the ship was laid down in 1993, it was not until 2001 it was launched and commissioned, still lacking complete armament. Even though they belong to the same class, Kralj Dimtar Zvonimir features slight changes compared to Kralj Petar Krešimir IV. These include an altered bridge, longer hull and digitalised control of the propulsion.[1]

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  • Pintarić, Vesna. "Reportaža - Raketna topovnjača "Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir": Brod visokih standarda u rukama iskusnog mornara" [Report - Missile boat "Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir": A ship of high standards in the hands of an experienced sailor]. Obrana. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)