Minerva  
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
Dimensions
Beam: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Length: 87 meter (285 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile)
Power
Total Combined Power: 11,000 shp (8.21 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 13 mps (25.3 knot)
Weight
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


OperatorsItems
Bangladesh4
ex-Italian Navy ships converted into Offshore Patrol Vessels (4)

Grand Total 122
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
Aspidex8
Protection Systems
Albatrosx1
AN/SLQ-25A SSTDx1

Minerva Ship Listing


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

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