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HTMS Bhumibol Adulyade (FFG-471) (Tachin)

Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Warship

HTM Bhumibol Adulyadej FFG-471 was formally commissioned into service with the Royal Thai Navy in January of 2019.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/4/2019
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Year: 2019
Status: Commissioned, in Active Service
Ships-in-Class: 2
Named Ships: HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej (FFG-471) (formerly known as HTMS Tachin); Unnamed Vessel #2
Complement: 285
Length: 444.6 ft (135.51 m)
Width: 46.6 ft (14.20 m)
Height: 13.8 ft (4.21 m)
Displacement (Surface): 4,300 tons
Propulsion: 2 x General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines with 2 x SSangYong Motor Company TB.82 diesel engines driving power to 2 x Shafts under stern.
Speed (Surface): 30 kts (35 mph)
Range: 4,519 nm (5,200 miles; 8,369 km)
Operators: Thailand

Program Updates

January 2019 - The HTMS Tachin arrived in Thai waters on January 5th, 2019.

January 2019 - HTMS Tachin has been commissioned as HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej (FFG-471) on January 7th, 2019.


1 x 76mm OTO-Melara turreted deck gun.
1 x 8-cell Mk.41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) (supporting RIM-162 "Evolved Sea Sparrow" Missile (ESSM) or SM-2 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) OR Vertically-Launched Anti-Submarine ROCkets (VL-ASROC) types.
2 x 4-cell Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
4 x Mk.32 torpedo launchers (supporting Mark 54 torpedo family).
1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).
2 x DS-30M CLIWSs.

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