Tunisian Coastal Patrol Boat V101
Tunisian Coastal Patrol Boat V101. Photo was taken in Sousse, Tunisia in February of this year.
Coastal Patrol Boat.
Displacement tons : 38 full load
Dimensions in feet (metres) : 83 x 15.6 x 4.2 ( 25 x 4.8 x 1.3)
Main machinery : 2 Detroit 12V TA Diesels 840 HP (627 kW) sustained 2 shafts Lips cp props
Speed knots : 23
Range in miles : 900 at 15 kt
Complement : 11
Guns : 1 Oerlikon 20 mm
Radars : Surface search Racal Decca 1226 I/band
Built by Chantiers Naval de l´ Esterel and commissioned in 1961-1963. Two further craft of the same design (Sabaq el Bahr T2 and Jaouel el Bahr T1) but unarmed were transferred to the Fisheries Administration in 1971. Refitted in 1997/1998 The V102 is Coast Guard.
Picture added on 16 October 2008