04 Oktober 2017

RSS Sovereignty, RSS Unity and RSS Justice Retired

04 Oktober 2017


RSS Sovereignty - Fearless Class Patrol Vessels (photo : Nur Izuwan)

RSN Warships Sovereignty, Unity and Justice Retire After Close to Two Decades of Distinguished Service

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) decommissioned three Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) -- RSS Sovereignty, RSS Unity and RSS Justice -- at a sunset ceremony at Tuas Naval Base this evening. Officiated by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lew Chuen Hong, the ceremony marked the progressive handing over of duties from the PVs to the new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs).

The Fearless-class PVs, which have been operational starting from 1996, were the first warships wholly designed and built in Singapore. The three PVs -- RSS Sovereignty, RSS Unity and RSS Justice -- were commissioned on 7 February 1998 by then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam. Over the last twenty years, the ships had valiantly safeguarded Singapore's maritime interests and territorial integrity through numerous operations at sea, such as maritime surveillance, and patrol and escort operations. They also participated in numerous bilateral and multilateral exercises with foreign navies. In addition, RSS Unity supported the advancement of the RSN's naval combat systems as the Naval Technology Evaluation Ship.

Commander Maritime Security Task Force RADM Alan Goh, who delivered the citations, paid tribute to the three ships and to the generations of its crew members. He said, "Throughout their operational service, these three ships were an integral part of the RSN's 24/7 high readiness core and truly lived up to the PV Squadron's motto of being 'Sharp and Vigilant'. The success of these three PVs would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication, professionalism, tenacity and sacrifices of many generations of officers and crew who served on board."

The names RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity along with their operational duties will be handed over to the LMVs during a commissioning ceremony to be held later this year, whilst the mantle of RSS Justice will be taken up by its LMV counterpart following its commissioning in 2018. The LMVs are faster, more versatile, and equipped with sharper capabilities to further strengthen the RSN's effectiveness in seaward defence and the protection of Singapore's sea lines of communication. The RSN's fleet of LMVs will be fully operational by 2020.

Also present at the decommissioning ceremony were past and present crew members of RSS Sovereignty, RSS Unity and RSS Justice as well as senior RSN officers.

26 komentar:

  1. Dipensiunkan bukan karena usia, tapi kapabilitas yg sudah gak sesuai dengan tantangan Malacca Strait saat ini & akan datang.
    The Real world class Navy, saluut..
    Mari berkaca.. :D

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Are you sure about that? Looks like the standard decommissioning age for a modern navy. For these types of vessels that is.

      Larger ships can go to 30 something. 40-50 years with a reduced operational tempo.

      Take a guess why we keep our boats and ships for so long.

      Hapus
    2. Negara kutu hanya punya pantai pasir putih doang bisa nombun senjata sebanyak mungkin ...jelas singapore punya rencana panjang sesuai permintaan sang tuan .

      Hapus
    3. tantangan apa yg di tempuh singapore di malacca strait bro pedang??

      Hapus
    4. rencana apa bro muarif?? bisa share gak??

      Hapus
    5. Ente udah tau lah, pengganti Fearless Class ini speknya gimana. :p
      Bigger, longer endurance, multi mission, 360° surveillance, etc.

      Hapus
    6. ooo...speknya wow banget..tp mengingat tantangan masa depan..penggantinya harus unmaned juga nih..masa depan kan udah eranya drone sama robot..singapore kan slalu didepan..jiran yg lambat jgn ditunggu...

      Hapus
  2. klo memang bner konsern dgn "aktifitas' cina d LCS, sperti yg terjadi di philippine, harusnya mereka mau hibahkan kapal ini mengingat lemahnya AL negara ini. owhh.. sy lupa, singapore jg negara satelit dari cina. kemana melayu, bugis, padang yg dlu..?? ditendang cina

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Dari awal, Singapura itu sudah mayoritas Cina. Perbandingan Cina dan Melayu di tahun 1957 sudah 10 banding 1. Hoax kok dipercaya.... Jangan semua yg di sosmed dipercaya

      Hapus
    2. baru tau singkapore itu timbul dari dalam laut tahun 1957...

      Hapus
    3. Kalah fakta... akhirnya bikin komen ga jelas kalau S'pore timbul dari dalam laut.

      Hapus
    4. kalah fakta apanya bro?? emang awal singapore tahun 57 ?? sebelum tahun 57 singapore dimana??

      Hapus
    5. Kalau gak salah saya pernah baca Singapore itu dulunya adalah bagian dari negara Malaysia.. setelah itu ada semacam sidang istimewa dan pimpinan negara saat itu (Malaysia) bersepakat mengeluarkan Singapura dari negara Malaysia.. cmiiw

      Hapus
    6. bener tuh bro..tp itu setelah tahun 57....

      Hapus
  3. Balasan
    1. No why, this guy is just a stupid and retarded infidel

      Hapus
    2. For years of serviced, what else does this ship did?

      Hapus
    3. For years of service what else does this ship did? It is a patrol ship and it patrols along the straits. That is the role.

      Hapus
    4. If it is useless and there is no patrol vessels than there can be piracy or crimes that can take place. Like trafficking, smuggling.

      Hapus
    5. eerrrrrr...contribute to Singapore's deterrence strategy ????

      Hapus
  4. What country will receive these donation ready?

    BalasHapus