One more „Flyvefisken"/Standart Flex 300" class multirole patrol ship will join Naval Flotilla of the Lithuanian Naval Force by the end of January of 2010. Lithuanian Armed Forces purchased her from the Royal Danish Navy.
25 members of the Lithuanian Naval Force - crew of the newly acquired P14 - led by Lt. (N) Jonas Vyšniauskas are conducting transfer of the vessel in Denmark. Lithuanians and Danish counterparts will exchange experience of maintaining the ship, armaments, equipment and mechanisms, and exploiting capacities of the vessel. Qualification of the crew to command the ship will be tested in daily check-ups: drills at the pier and at sea.
Ensign is planned to be hoisted in P14 in the end of January, and soon after that the vessel is to pier at the Naval Flotilla pier.
P14 is the third „Flyvefisken"/Standart Flex 300" class vessel bought by the Lithuanian Naval Force. The first two patrol ships P11 „Žemaitis" and P12 „Dzūkas" were handed over to Lithuania in May 2008 and January 2009 respectively. Both of them conduct sea service: patrol, search and rescue, and perform other tasks. Takeover of P14 will complete the around 30 m Litas worth project that was begun in the beginning of 2007.
The ship will be commissioned and named in Klaipėda in March.
For media: for more information contact LNF PR Officer Lt. (N) Antanas Brencius, phone 8 46 39 1207, cell phone 8 698 18196.
Technical characteristics of „Flyvefisken" or „Standart Flex 300" class patrol vessels:
Displacement: 450 t.
Length: 54,00 m
Beam: 9,00 m
Draught: 2,60 m
Complement: 20 - 30 depending on role
Propulsion: two MTU diesel engines 5440 AG each
Armament: 76 mm gun
Speed: 18 knots
Body of the ship is made of glass feeber - layered glass fiber material.
LNF photo archive: the first patrol vessel purchased by the Lithuanian Naval Force - P11 „Žemaitis".