Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: Dhofar and Nyayo
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: VT Shipbuilding
Parent System: Province
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 6
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Description: The Province is a class of small missile boats built in the United Kingdom in the 1980s for the Navies of Oman and Kenya. These ships are intended to perform anti-surface warfare (ASuW) in the littoral environment. The propulsion system consists of four diesel engines with four shafts developing between 15,000- and 18,000-shp allowing a top speed of 40 knots. The four Omani missile boats are equipped with six to eight MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles, one OTO Melara 76mm dual-purpose (DP) gun, one twin-barrel 40mm anti-aircraft (AA) gun and two 12.7mm machine guns. The two missile boats built for Kenya are equipped with four Otomat anti-ship missiles, one OTO Melara DP 76mm gun, one 30mm twin-barrel AA gun, and two 20mm guns. The Kenyan vessels feature lower displacement and installed power than the vessels built for Oman.

Province Specifications

Crew: 45
Number of Weapons: 8
Beam: 8.20 meter (26.9 foot)
Draft: 2.10 meter (6.89 foot)
Length: 57 meter (186 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 18,200 shp (13.6 MW)
Top Speed: 40 knot (20.6 mps)
Full Displacement: 394 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Province News

There is 1 news
on 30 Oct 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008Fincantieri to Upgrade Two Kenyan Fast Attack Crafts

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 62
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Compactx1
Offensive Weapons
MM40 Exocetx8

Province Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P3126 Nyayo-1987-
P3127 Umoja-1987-
B10 Dhofar-1982-
B11 Al Sharquiyah-1983-
B12 Al Bat'nah-1984-
B14 Mussandam-1989-

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