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The Squadron of Patrol ships
The Squadron of Patrol ships was established in May 1999. The first ship, P31 Dzukas, was donated to the Lithuanian Naval Force by Norway in 1995. Another 2 Storm class ships of the squadron were transferred to the Lithuanian Naval Force in 2001.
In year 2007 the ship P31 Dzukas was decomissioned.
In july 2008 the squadron accessed by ex-Flyvefisken class patrol ship P11 Zemaitis. In february year 2009 and 2010 two more ships P12 Dzukas ir P14 Aukstaitis were attached to the squadron.
Currently, the Squadron embraces the 2 Storm class vessels P32 Sėlis, P33 Skalvis and 3 ex-Flyvefisken class patrol ships P11 Zemaitis, P12 Dzukas, P14 Aukstaitis.
Technical specifications of the Storm class vessels:
Crew – 20 persons
Length – 36.5 metres
Width – 6.2 metres
Displacement - 142 tons
Draught – 1.8 metres
Speed – 30+ knots
2 main engines, 2640 kW each.
The ships are armed with 76 mm and 40 mm Bofors artillery guns.
Technical specifications of the ex-Flyvefisken class patrol ships:
Crew - up to 29 persons
Length - 54,0 metres
Width - 9,0 metres
Draught - 2,60 metres
Displacement - 450 tons
Speed - 20 knots
2 main engines, 2040 kW each.
The ships are armed with 76 mm „Oto Melara" artillery guns and machine guns MG3.