Qatar’s final Al Zubarah-class corvette hits the water

Photo: Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched the fourth and final vessel in the Al Zubarah-class of corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence.

Like its sisters, the 107- by 14.7-metre vessel will be employed on duties including maritime security and sea rescue. A combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) propulsion arrangement will deliver a maximum speed of 28 knots.

The corvette will also have a flight deck and hangar for one NH90 helicopter and space for a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). The RIB can launched and recovered via lateral cranes or a stern ramp.

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