ALBATROS (Type 143B) class

The Albatros or Type 143B class are powerful fast attack crafts, suitable for coastal defense at a relatively low cost. Germany ordered 10 vessels in 1972 to replace the Type 141. The Albatros class came into service in 1976 and had a powerful armament for anti-ship missions with two 76mm guns, two 533mm torpedo launchers and four MM.38 Exocet missile launchers. In the 90s the torpedoes were removed and changed by mine rails to be able to carry out mining tasks. Tunisia bought 6 ex-German units in 2005 with the MM.38 Exocet removed and Ghana bought another 2 ex-german ships in 2010.

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Country of origin

Germany

Builder

AEG/Lürssen, Vegesack – AEG/Kröger, Rendsburg

Type

Guided missile fast patrol ship (PHM)

Entered service

1976

Complement

40

Displacement, (full load)

393 tonnes

Dimensions (length x beam x draught)

57.53 x 7.76 x 2.82 meters

Machinery

4 x MTU 16V 956 TB91 diesel engines, 4,425 shp each

Power, (total)

17,700 shp

Shafts - Screws

4 shafts – 4 screws

Speed

40 Knots (74 km/h)

Range

1,300 n. miles (2,405 km), at 30 knots

Guns/CIWS

2 x 76mm OTO Melara Compact gun

Torpedoes

2 x 533mm torpedo tubes

SSM launcher

4 x MM.38 Exocet

Production

10