HTMS Maeklong

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HTMS Maeklong
History
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Name: HTMS Maeklong
Namesake: Mae Klong River
Ordered: 1935
Laid down: 24 July 1936
Launched: 1936
Commissioned: 10 June 1937
Decommissioned: 20 March 1995
Fate: Museum ship
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 1,400 long tons (1,422 t)
Length: 82 m (269 ft 0 in)
Beam: 10.36 m (34 ft 0 in)
Draft: 3.14 m (10 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 2 × reciprocating steam engines, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 17 knots (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Armament:
  • 4 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns
  • 2 × 20 mm AA guns
  • 4 × 18 inch torpedo tubes (2 × 2)
Aircraft carried: 1 × Floatplane[2]

HTMS Maeklong (Thai: ร.ล. แม่กลอง) was a Royal Thai Navy escort vessel (classified also as a corvette or sloop) and training ship, built at the Uraga Dock in Yokosuka, Japan.

Her sister ship was the HTMS Tachin.

The Maeklong is preserved in concrete in Chulachomklao Fort in Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The ship is named after a river, the Mae Klong.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 411.
  2. ^ Mikesh and Abe 1990, p. 260.
  • Gardiner, Robert and Roger Chesneau. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
  • Mikesh, Robert C. and Shorzoe Abe. Japanese Aircraft 1910–1941. London: Putnam, 1990. ISBN 0-85177-840-2.

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Coordinates: 13°32′19″N 100°35′3″E / 13.53861°N 100.58417°E / 13.53861; 100.58417