The Nakhoda Ragam class is a class of corvette offshore patrol vessels originally built for the Royal Brunei Navy and named after the lead ship of the class, in turn named after a legendary Malay seafarer.
The contract was awarded to GEC-Marconi in 1995 and the ships, a variant of the F2000 design, were launched in January 2001, June 2001 and June 2002 at the then BAE Systems Marine yard at Scotstoun, Glasgow. The customer refused to accept the vessels and the contract dispute became the subject of arbitration. When the dispute was settled in favour of BAE Systems, the vessels were handed over to Royal Brunei Technical Services in June 2007. In 2007, Brunei contracted the German Lürssen ship yard to find a new customer for the three ships. As of 13/3/2011 the vessels remain unsold and are laid up at Barrow-in-Furness, despite previous rumours that they were to be sold to Algeria.MBDA Seawolf air defence missiles. The main gun is an Oto Melara 76mm; the ship also carries two torpedo tubes, two 30mm remote weapon stations and has a landing spot for a helicopter.
|Length:||89.9 m (295 ft) LWL, 95 m (312 ft) LOA|
|Beam:||12.8 m (42 ft)|
|Draught:||3.6 m (12 ft)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Complement:||79 (room for an additional 24)|
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|Aircraft carried:||1 x S-70B Seahawk|
|Aviation facilities:||Flightdeck, no hangar|