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BILQUIS (LSM) class

Country of Origin: Yemen

ship list


 1 BILQUIS-class MEDIUM LANDING SHIP (LSM)

 Name        Pendant      Commissioned     Status

 BILQIS      ......       July 2002        Active

description

This ship was specifically built for Yemen. The design was originally developed for export to India, but India did not order any of the ships. She departed Polish waters on May 24, 2002, arriving in Aden on Aug. 1, 2002.

In addition to the amphibious role, she can be used as a cadet training ship and in disaster relief.

status

Active.

builders


 Stocznia Marynarki Wojennj Shipyard, Gydnia, Poland

characteristics


 Displacement:       1,363 tons standard
                     1,410 tons full load
 Dimensions:
      length         290 ft 7 in (88.6 m) overall
      beam            32 ft 8 in (10.0 m)
      draft            7 ft 9 in ( 2.4 m) maximum
 Propulsion:         2 Caterpillar type 3516B diesels; 5,200 total bhp;
                       2 controllable pitch propellers
 Performance:
      speed          17 knots
      range          2,300 nm at 15 kts.; 3,600 nm at 12 kts.
 Manning:            49 total + 111 troops
 Combat Systems:
      helicopters    small platform aft
      missiles       2 4-round Fasta-4M (WM-4) SAM launchers [unknown no.
                       Strela-2M SAM missiles carried]
      guns           2 30-mm/54 cal. (AK-630M) Gatling AA
                     1 twin 23-mm/87 cal. (ZU-23-2 Wrobel-1) AA
                     2 12.7-mm (ZM Turnow) machine guns
      rockets        2 40-round 122-mm (WM-122/20) artillery rocket
                       launchers
      radars         2 navigation
                     1 SARMAT weapons fire control system

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

variants alternative

Polish Project NS-722 design

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