New patrol ship of Lithuanian Naval Force piered in Klaipėda

New patrol ship of Lithuanian Naval Force piered in Klaipėda



January 29, the new patrol ship of Lithuanian Naval Force P14 with crew of 25 led by Lt.(N) Jonas Vyšniauskas, piered in Klaipėda, Cruiser and Warships Terminal.


The ship and the crew were met by LNF Commander-in-Chief Capt.(N) Olegas Mariničius and Commander of Naval Flotilla Cdr. Artūras Andriušaitis.


P14 is the third ship of that type acquired by Lithuanian navy. It will take up ship patrolling, search and rescue, and other tasks. Inauguration and naming ceremony is planned for the 12th of March when the new ship will be given the name of „Aukštaitis".


Lithuania signed agreement with Denmark on procurement of three multipurpose „Flyvefisken" or „Standart Flex 300" class patrol boats in April 2007. Total value of the procurement amounts to around 30 m Litas.


The first two ships P11 „Žemaitis" and P12 „Dzūkas" were delivered to Lithuania in May 2008 and 2009 January respectively and have been conducting successfully naval tasks: sea patrolling, search and rescue, ant other.


Before arriving to Lithuania P14 underwent repair in Korsor, Denmark, were its main engines were changed and general modernisation was completed under supervision of a team of the Lithuanian Naval Force.


Lithuanian crew entered service in P14 in the beginning of 2010. Lithuanian soldiers took over experience of maintaining the ship, her equipment and materiel, from Danish colleagues. Readiness of the Lithuanian P14 crew was drilled daily through various training events in harbour waters and at sea.

History and technical characteristics of P14:
Built in Danyard A/S, Olborg, (Denmark) P14 was commissioned to the Royal Danish Navy on 1994. Body of the ship is made of glass feeber.

Displacement 450 t.
Length 54,00 m
Beam 9,00 m
Draught 2,60 m
Complement 20-30 depending on task
Propulsion 2 x MTU diesel engines 5.440 AJ
Armament 76 mm cannon
Speed 18 knots


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