The Pakistan Navy recently inducted a Yarmook-class corvette in its Naval fleet. PNS Yarmook is the latest warship with cutting edge technology including weapons and terminal defence systems and according to DGPR – Pakistan Navy.
The induction ceremony, which is the first of two 2,300-tonne corvettes ordered from Damen in 2017, was held on 13 July at the Karachi Naval Dockyard, the Pakistan Navy’s Director-General for Public Relations announced on the same day.
In a series tweet, the Pakistan Navy stated – Induction ceremony of state of the art Corvette, PNS YARMOOK held at PN Dockyard, Khi. The Chief Guest, CNS Adm Zafar Mahmood Abbasi termed the induction as imp milestone for PN & said that PNS YARMOOK will act as force multiplier to safeguard maritime interests of Pakistan.
While appreciating professional competence of M/s DAMEN Shipyards (Romania) for construction of high-quality platforms for PN, the Naval Chief also highlighted Pak Navy’s focus on indigenous designing & construction of warships to attain self-reliance in shipbuilding.
PNS Yarmook was launched by Damen at Galati, Romania in May 2019, and commissioned in February 2020. The vessel’s form factor is derived from Damen’s OPV 1900 design, and it features an overall length of 91.3 m, an overall beam of 14.4 m, and a hull draught of 4 m.
Powered by four Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines in the combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) configuration, the corvette can attain a top speed of about 22 kt, and a standard range of around 6,000 n miles at 12 kt. It can accommodate a crew complement of 138, and one medium helicopter on its flight deck.