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MALAWI ARMY, NAVAL DETACHMENT (MALAWI)

ARMY

CHIKALA patrol boat (1984)

Names

P703 Chikala, ~1992- P703 Kasungu

Builders

SFCN, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France: P703

Commissioned

1984: P703

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding in service (2020): P703

 

Displacement standard, t

33

Displacement full, t

36

Length, m

18.5 wl 21.0 oa

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Poyaud 520-V12-M2 diesels

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 650(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/90 F2

Electronic equipment

Decca radar

Complement

10

Ship project history: French Antares class, delivered to Lake Nyasa in October 1984 in sections and assembled in Malawi.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Really inoperable since 1993.

CHikala 1984

 

Ivan Gogin, 2020