Bedok Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel


Bedok Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel

Bedok-class MCMVs berthed at Changi Naval Base during the Navy Open House 2007
Class overview
Name: Bedok
Builders: Kockums, ST Engineering (Marine)
Operators: Republic of Singapore Navy
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement: Standard: 360 t (350 long tons; 400 short tons)
Full load: 380 t (370 long tons; 420 short tons)
Length: 47.5 m (155 ft 10 in)
Beam: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draught: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 4× Saab-Scania DSI 14 diesel engines coupled to 2× Voith Schneider Propellers
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km; 2,300 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 33 (5 officers and 28 men)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation radar: Norcontrol DB2000 (I band)
Sonar: Thales Underwater Systems TSM-2022 hull-mounted mine hunting sonar
Armament: Main gun: Bofors 40 mm gun
Machine guns: 4 × CIS 50MG 12.7 mm (0.50 in) HMGs
Mine disposal: 2 × ECA PAP Mk V mine disposal vehicles
Notes: Ships in class include:
RSS Bedok (M105)
RSS Kallang (M106)
RSS Katong (M107)
RSS Punggol (M108)

The Bedok class are mine-countermeasure vessels (MCMVs) of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). They play an important role in the maritime security of Singapore, ensuring that the Singapore Strait and the sea lanes surrounding Singapore remain mine-free and open to international shipping. It is estimated that closure of Singapore’s ports would result in direct trade losses amounting to more than US$1.2 billion daily, posing a serious threat to Singapore's economy. The four ships form the 194 Squadron of the RSN.

Read more about Bedok Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel:  Planning and Acquisition, Design and Construction, Operational History

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