Monday, January 4, 2016

Frigate Sin-Phyu-Shin & Seven Ships Commissioned

(Based on Burmese posts from Facebook of Myanmar Navy and SG Min Aung Hliang.)

Eight new naval ships including the newest frigate Shin-phyu-shin (F-14) were commissioned by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on December 24 at Thilawar Burma Naval Port in Rangoon. The eight naval ships commissioned were one stealth frigate Sin Phyu Shin (F-14), six 29-meter landing craft vessels, and one hospital ship Than Lwin which was a re-fitted civilian sea-going vessel from Burma Five Star Shipping Line.

Burma Navy has been building missile frigates since 2005 and has already placed warships Aungzeya and Kyansittha into service respectively in 2010 and 2014. The third warship Sin-phyu-shin was constructed since 2010 and floated in 2014. Although it has basic design of a frigate Sin Phyu Shin is equipped with stealth techniques as well as more powerful weapons.

The frigate is 108 meters in length and weighs 1850 tons. Likewise, 29-meter-long six landing crafts were started building in March 2015 and will effectively serve as tank landing ships in military operations of the Burma Army.

Sea-going hospital vessel ‘Thanlwin’ was modified version of a civilian vessel of Myanmar Five Star Shipping Line. The vessel was upgraded and transformed into advanced hospital ship ship 2013. The vessel was re-fitted with facilities of a 25-bed hospital including CT scan room, minor eye operation room, minor operation theater, and major operation theater as well as patient rooms, and intensive care unit with anesthetic machine and oxygen respirators.

The vessel also has X-ray machine, blood screening devices, eye, nose, ear medical instruments, oxygen concentrators, and hospital waste incinerators. The vessel also has a delivery room and is also equipped with facilities to treat jaundice of new-born babies plus dental chair and unit. It is also equipped with internal elevator for patient transport.

The hospital ship will substantially contribute to military medical services being regularly provided to the local populace along Burma long and remote coastal line. In addition, it will also be able to provide emergency rescue and care services during frequently occurring natural disasters.

Specifications of Sin Phyu Shin Frigate

Type: Frigate
Displacement: 3,000 ton (estimated)
Length: 108 m (354 ft)
Propulsion: CODAD, 4 × SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6 STC diesels, 5700 kW (7600+ hp @ 1084 rpm) each
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h) estimated
Range: 3,800 mi (6,100 km) estimated
Sensors and processing systems:
BEL HMS-X hull mounted sonar
BEL RAWL-02 Mk III L-band 2D search radar

Armament of Sin Phyu Shin Frigate

C-802 anti-ship missiles
1 × Oto Melara 76 mm Super Rapid Canons
AK-630 6-barrel 30 mm CIWS guns
Surface to air missiles
ASW torpedoes
Rocket Launchers, possibly ASW rockets or decoy rockets
Aircraft carried: 1 x Kamov Ka-27 Helicopter

Related posts at following links:
Sin-phyu-shin: The Newest Burmese-built Frigate (F-14)
Russian Kamov Choppers For Burmese Frigates