Saturday, 18 March 2017

Bahamanian corvette HMBS Bahamas (P60) 1997-

Stellendam, Netherlands 11 March 2017 for refit by Maaskant Shipyard

Of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Of the Bahamas-class consisting of the Bahamas and Nassau. Building ordered on 14 March 1997 for building costs of each vessel 13 million US dollars. Built by Halter Marine Group-Moss Point Marine, Escatawpa, Mississippi, USA. Keel laid down on 19 December 1997 and launched on 14 July 1999. Commissioned on 12 January 1999? Displacement 375 (full load) tons and as dimensions 60,62 x 8,290 x 2,89 metres. Original armament 1-2,6cm Mk 88 Bushmanster low-angle and 3x1-12,5mm machineguns, With a speed of 14 knots a range or more as 3.000 nautical miles and an endurance of 21 days Accommodation for 62 persons. Her modernisation started in the Bahamas but is to be completed in the Netherlands.