Thai Navy Ships, January 1970:
Photographs taken above Bangkok.

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OCEANOGRAPHIC-2 (Thai coastal surveying ship, 1958)

At Bangkok in January 1970, alongside her sister OCEANOGRAPHIC-1. These ships, built in West Germany in 1958, are operated by the Hydrographic department.

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BANGKEO (Thai minesweeper, 1965)

At Bangkok in January 1970.

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BANGKEO (Thai minesweeper, 1965)

At Bangkok in January 1970.

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Thai small craft

At Bangkok in January 1970. These craft are unidentified.

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MPB-1 class (Thai Motor Patrol Boat)

Photographed at Bangkok in January 1970 while on subsidiary service, probably non-naval. This class was built before 1950, perhaps as early as 1935, in Thailand. On the pier is a LCVP from the LST PANGAN (LST-3).

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PRONG (Thai patrol boat, 1968)

At Bangkok in January 1970. Inboard are a minesweeper of the LADY A (MSC-5) class, a sub chaser of the SARASIN (PC-1) class, and a minelayer of the BANGRACHAN (MMC-1) class.

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NAKHA (Thai gunboat, 1945-)

At Bangkok in January 1970. NAKHA was previously the Japanese HIMAWARI (between 1953 and 1966), ex USS LCSL-102. To starboard is the torpedo boat CHANDHABURI (TB-5) and either PATTANI (TB-3) or SURASDRA (TB-4). To port is the tug RAD (YTL-4), ex USS YTL-340, which was acquired in 1955.

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NAKHA (Thai gunboat, 1945-)

At Bangkok in January 1970. NAKHA was previously the Japanese HIMAWARI (between 1953 and 1966), ex USS LCSL-102. To starboard is the torpedo boat CHANDHABURI (TB-5) and either PATTANI (TB-3) or SURASDRA (TB-4). To port is the tug RAD (YTL-4), ex USS YTL-340, which was acquired in 1955.

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SARASIN (Thai submarine chaser, 1941- )

At Bangkok in January 1970. Formerly USS PC-495, she was acquired in 1946. Inboard is the transport SICHANG, and outboard is an LCVP. Note the sheer legs ashore.

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NAKHA (Thai gunboat, 1945-)

At Bangkok in January 1970. NAKHA was previously the Japanese HIMAWARI (between 1953 and 1966), ex USS LCSL-102. To starboard is the torpedo boat CHANDHABURI (TB-5) and the mast of a sister, either PATTANI (TB-3) or SURASDRA (TB-4). To port is the tug RAD (YTL-4), ex USS YTL-340, which was acquired in 1955.

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CHANDHABURI (Thai torpedo boat, 1936-1978)

At Bangkok in January 1970. To port is the gunboat NAKHA, ex Japanese HIMAWARI, ex USS LCSL-102; and the tug RAD, Ex USS YTL-340. To starboard is a sister either PATTANI (TB-3) or SURASDRA (TB-4). Note the typical Thai motor boat in the foreground: A car engine mounted above the stern drives a long shaft with the propeller well astern of the boat, sending up a plum of spray.

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RAYONG (Thai torpedo boat, 1937-1978)

At Bangkok in January 1970. Outboard are the smaller torpedo boats TAKBAI (#2) and SATTAHIP (#4). The spray in the foreground is from the tour boat from which the photo was taken. Note the difference in the rig of the two smaller ships, also the figureheads on RAYONG and SATTAHIP.

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RAYONG (Thai torpedo boat, 1937-1978)

At Bangkok in January 1970. Visible outboard is the smaller torpedo boat SATTAHIP (#4). (Her sister, TAKBI, #2, is also in the nest.) Note the temple in the background.

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RAYONG (Thai torpedo boat, 1937-1978)

At Bangkok in January 1970. Visible outboard is the smaller torpedo boat SATTAHIP (#4). (Her sister, TAKBI, #2, is also in the nest.) Note the temple in the background.

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KUT class (Thai LSM)

At Bangkok in January 1970.

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PRAB (Thai LSIL, 1944-)

At Bangkok in January 1970. Ex-USS LSIL-670.

Photo No: Replaces NH 92688-KN

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CHARN (Thai harbor water tanker, 1923)

At Bangkok in January 1970. This ship was built in 1923 and purchased by the Thai Navy in 1953.

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