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LIBYAN NAVY (LIBYA)

COASTAL FORCES

SUSA fast attack craft (missile) (1968-1969)

Susa 1975

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
سوسا [Susa] P01, 1983- 512   Vosper, Portsmouth, UK   31/8/1967 8/1968 non-operational 1995
سرتي [Sirte] P02, 1983- 513   Vosper, Portsmouth, UK   10/1/1968 4/1968 non-operational 1995
سكنا [Sokna], later- سبها [Sebha] P03, 1983- 514   Vosper, Portsmouth, UK   29/2/1968 1/1969 non-operational 1995

 

Displacement standard, t

95

Displacement full, t

114

Length, m

30.5

Breadth, m

7.80

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Bristol Siddeley Proteus gas turbines // 2 General Motors 6-71 diesels on outer shafts

Power, h. p.

12750 / 190

Max speed, kts

54

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 4 SS12M SSM (8 SS12), 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9

Electronic equipment radar
Complement 20

Ship project history: Wooden, nylon sheathed boats ordered from Vosper 12 October 1966 and modelled on Vosper's Danish Søløven class. West's first missile-armed FAC after Vosper and Nord Aviation signed a sighting turret for the wire-guided SS12.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Sebha 1969

Ivan Gogin, 2016