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Myanmar commissions LPD and patrol boats

27th December 2019 - 00:01 GMT | by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar in California


Myanmar’s Navy marked its 72nd anniversary on 24 December by commissioning eight vessels, including its largest ever ship – the LPD UMS Moattama (pennant 1501) – and two 27m Super Dvora Mk 3 patrol boats (273 and 274), two 20m riverine patrol craft, two 26m tugs and a 76m personnel transport UMS Myitkyina.

The 125m-long 7,300ton LPD, built by Dae Sun Shipbuilding in South Korea without publicity, is similar to other LPDs in Indonesian, Philippine and Peruvian service.

Keel laying appears to have taken place in October 2018, followed by launching on 25 June 2019 and delivery on 25

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar


Mrityunjoy Mazumdar

Mrityunjoy Mazumdar has been writing on naval matters, covering navies and coastguards around the world …

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