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KD Selangor (F176)

Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Malaysia | 2010

"Granted good range and a shallow draught, KD Selangor is one of six Kedah-class ships charged with security of the long-running Malaysian coastline."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for KD Selangor (F176).
2 x Caterpillar 3616 marine diesels developing 16,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern.
24.0 kts
27.6 mph
Surface Speed
6,083 nm
7,000 miles | 11,265 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of KD Selangor (F176).
300.0 ft
91.44 meters
O/A Length
42.2 ft
12.86 meters
11.0 ft
3.35 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of KD Selangor (F176).
1 x 76mm OTO-melara turreted deck gun.
1 x 30mm Breda-Mauser autocannon.
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of KD Selangor (F176).
1 x Medium-lift navy helicopter supported from the stern-based helipad-hangar deck area (typically Super Lynx 300 series).
Ships-in-Class (6)
Notable series variants as part of the KD Selangor (F176) family line as relating to the Kedah-class group.
KD Kedah (F171); KD Pahang (F172); KD Perak (F173); KD Terengganu (F174); KD Kelantan (F175); KD Selangor (F176)

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KS Selangor is a modern Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) built locally by BHIC of Malaysia for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The type belongs to the six-strong Kedah-class group developed by German-based Blohm-Voss along the lines of the export-minded MEKO 100 design. The type is operated all over the world and recognized for their multi-mission capabilities. The Kedah-class was originally scheduled to cover a massive fleet of 27 hulls but 21 of the design were eventually cancelled due to cost and delays.

The first of the six ships, KD Kedah (F171), was commissioned in June 2006. For her part in the series, KD Selangor (F176) saw her keel laid down in July 2006, was launched on July 23rd, 2009, and formally commissioned into service on December 28th, 2010. The ship is assigned to the 18th PV Squadron.

All told, the warship displaces 1,850 tons under full load. Power is from a pair of American Caterpillar 3616 series diesel units developing 16,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern. This provides the warship with an ocean-going speed of 24 knots in ideal conditions out to a range of 6,050 nautical miles. The vessel has a running length of 300 feet with a beam measuring 42 feet, and a draught of 11 feet. The last quality is of particular note for it allows the vessel to operate close-to-shore.

Onboard there is a complement of 78 and this can balloon to nearly 100 personnel under wartime conditions. Stores allow for the ship to remain at-sea for the period of 21 days. A small air arm is supported and this is centered on a Super Lynx 300 medium-lift helicopter operated from the stern. A full-service hangar is also provided.

Armament is rather modest, consisting of a 76mm OTO-Melara turreted deck gun with 1 x 30mm Breda-Mauser autocannon. Installed systems run the usual gamut of search radas, sonar, Electronic Warfare (EW), and a complete Combat Management System (CMS).

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Global operator(s) of the KD Selangor (F176). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) - Malaysia
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Image from the Chinese Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

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