Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: Syed Nazrul
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri
Parent System: Minerva
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Minerva-class corvettes were designed to perform coastal defense and sea patrol duties with outstanding air defense capability. These ships owned by the Italian Navy feature additional stores for future growth and reduced signature for enhanced survivability. The lead ship of this class, Minerva, was commissioned in 1987 and the last one, Sibilla, in 1991 totaling 8 vessels. The Minerva-class corvettes weapon system consists of one Albatros missile system, one 76mm naval gun, and six 324mm torpedo tubes.

In July 2015 Italy sold four Minerva class corvettes to the Bangladesh Coast Guard. These vessels were converted into Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).

Minerva Specifications

Crew: 120
Number of Weapons: 8
Beam: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Length: 87 meter (285 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 11,000 shp (8.21 MW)
Top Speed: 13 mps (25.3 knot)
Full Displacement: 1,285 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Minerva News

There is 1 news
on 3 Jul 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015Bangladesh Coast Guard to Receive Four Minerva-Based Offshore Patrol Vessels

Operators & Related Equipment

ex-Italian Navy ships converted into Offshore Patrol Vessels (4)
Oct 20174
Oct 20174

Grand Total 122
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
Protection Systems

Minerva Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
OPV1 Syed Nazrul-4 Aug 2016-
F551 Minerva -4 Aug 1987-
OPV4 Karamuzzaman-12 Oct 2017-
F552 Urania -12 Oct 1987-
OPV3 Mansoor Ali-12 Oct 2017-
F553 Danaide -12 Oct 1988-
OPV2 Tajuddin-4 Aug 2016-
F558 Sibilla -4 Aug 1991-
F554 Sfinge-1989-
F555 Driade-1990-
F556 Chimera-1990-
F557 Fenice-1991-

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