BNS Nirmul

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Class and type: Durjoy Class
Name: BNS Nirmul
Ordered: 2009
Builder: Wuchang Shipyard
Launched: September 27, 2012
Acquired: February 2013
Commissioned: Aug 29, 2013
Homeport: Chittagong
Status: In active service
General characteristics
Class & type: Durjoy-class LPC
Displacement: 648 tonnes
Length: 64.2 m (211 ft) (overall)
Beam: 9 m (30 ft)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 diesels
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)
Endurance: 15 days
Complement: 60 personnel
Sensors and
processing systems:
Notes: Pennant number: P 811

BNS Nirmul is a Durjoy-class semi stealth large patrol craft(LPC) of the Bangladesh Navy. She is the second ship of the class. She was delivered to the Bangladesh Navy in 2013.


BNS Nirmul was launched in Wuchang Shipyard of China on September 27, 2012. She reached Bangladesh in February 2013. On August 29, 2013, she commissioned in Bangladesh Navy as BNS Nirmul.[1]

On 12 May 2014 the ship left for Lebanon to join in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).[2] She replaced the ship BNS Madhumati there from 14 June 2014.[3]


BNS Nirmul is of 64.2 metres (211 ft) long, 9 metres (30 ft) wide and have a 4 metres (13 ft) draught with a displacement of 648 tonnes. The ship has a Bulbous bow that suggests it is very stable in heavy sea states. It has speed and range to support long lasting missions. The LPC is powered by triple Pielstick diesels driving three screws for a top speed of 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph). The range of the ship is 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at and endurance is 15 days. It has a compliment of 60 crews. This ship is able to perform strike missions at ranges of about 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) as well as undertaking limited Anti-submarine warfare operations too.


Primary sensor of the ship is a Type 360 (SR60) Surface Search, E/F band radar. It carries a Russian MR-123-02/76 Fire Control Radar for 76.2mm H/PJ-26 gun and two I-band Type 347G Radar (Rice Bowl) for 20mm cannon. For fire control of C-704 missiles, this ship uses Type 352 (Square Tie) I-band radar which can be used as surface search radar also. The ship has a ESS-3 bow mounted sonar with an effective range of about 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) for underwater detection. A JRCSS combat management system (CMS) with at least three multifunction consoles is also fitted in the ships.


The LPC is armed with a single 76.2mm H/PJ-26 naval gun and four C-704 surface to surface missiles (SSM) mounted aft. In addition, it has two Oerlikon 20 mm cannon mounted amidships which can be used in an anti-aircraft role. For use in Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) it has two forward-mounted 6-tube EDS-25A 250mm ASW rocket launchers and decoy launchers.


Their primary mission is to protect both the fishing fleets and the oil and gas fields and other Economic Zones. In addition, they can also serve in an anti-ship role as well as undertaking limited anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations.

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