Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | August 4 – New naval ships for Estonia, Pakistan, Canada and the US
The Estonian Navy welcomes a hybrid patrol boat into service while the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest offshore patrol ship is nearing delivery. The US Navy names a future guided missile destroyer. Finally, a shipyard in Pakistan launches the fourth vessel of a new corvette class ordered by the country’s navy.
Estonian Navy takes delivery of hybrid patrol boat
The Estonian Navy recently took delivery of a new patrol boat built by local shipyard Baltic Workboats.
The 44-metre boat has a hybrid propulsion system consisting of diesel engines and auxiliary generators. The vessel can operate on either diesel-only, hybrid diesel-electric, or all-electric mode.
The armament may include autocannons, guided missiles, and mines.
Royal Canadian Navy patrol ship William Hall concludes final sea trials
Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has completed conducting the final series of sea trials of the future HMCS William Hall, the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS).
The 103-metre vessel was designed in compliance to IACS Polar Class 5. A diesel-electric propulsion system consists of four 3.6MW diesel engines that supply electrical power to two 4.5MW motors to deliver speeds of 17 knots in open water and three knots for icebreaking.
The AOPS’ armament will consist of one 25-millimetre autocannon and two 12.7-millimetre machine guns.
The future William Hall is scheduled to be delivered before the end of the summer of 2023.
US Navy christens destroyer Harvey C. Barnum Jr.
The US Navy formally named the future guided missile destroyer USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in a ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, on Saturday, July 29.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer honours Colonel Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., a US Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War.
The destroyer is being built as an Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA ship equipped with improved integrated air and missile defence capabilities, increased computing power, and radar upgrades that improve detection range and reaction time against modern air warfare and ballistic missile threats.
Future Pakistan Navy corvette hits the water
Pakistani state-owned shipbuilder Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works has launched the future PNS Tariq, a new MILGEM corvette slated for the Pakistan Navy.
The MILGEM corvettes, which will be known in Pakistani service as the Jinnah-class, were originally developed by Turkish defence firm Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane (ASFAT) for the Turkish Navy. The future Tariq is the fourth overall Jinnah-class ship and the second in the class to be built in Pakistan.
The Jinnah-class ships will be used for anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare.