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PF-107


PF-107 served only in the Royal Thailand Navy



Tapi call sign:
Hotel - Sierra - Victor - Charlie

PF-103 Class Frigate:

  • Laid down 1 April 1970 as PF-107 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH
  • Launched 1 November 1971
  • Transferred to the Royal Thailand Navy and named HTMS Tapi (PF 5)
    Named for the Tapi (or Tapee) river, the longest river in southern Thailand. The river originates at Khao Luang mountain in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, and empties into the Gulf of Thailand at Bandon Bay near the town of Surat Thani. It has a length of 230 kilometers (140 mi)
  • Reclassified PF-431
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,172 t.
  • Length 275'
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 140
  • Armament: One 76mm mount, one 40mm mount, two 20mm mounts, two 12.7mm machine guns, two triple 12.75" torpedo tubes and one depth charge track
  • Propulsion: Two 2,650hp diesel engines, two shafts.
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    HTMS Tapi (PF 5)
    PF-107 134k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    PF-107 82k Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 9 September 2019
    HTMS Tapi (PF 431)
    PF-107 49k Royal Thai Navy photo Joe Radigan
    PF-107 213k Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 9 September 2019
    PF-107 131k Tapi photographed after 1983 modernization, with new 76mm Oto Melara Gun Forward, a Bofors 40mm AFT, and a Dutch WM25 fire control system
    Courtesy of Mr. G. Jacobs, 1990
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102382
    Mike Green
    PF-107 82k Tapi showing detail view of the after part of the ship, photographed after completion of a 1983 modernization
    Courtesy of Mr. G. Jacobs, 1990
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102383
    PF-107 116k Tapi showing detail view of the ship's superstructure, photographed after a 1983 modernization. The white spherical radome houses the antenna for the newly-installed WM25 fire control system radar
    Courtesy of Mr. G. Jacobs, 1990
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102384
    PF-107 97k PF-431 Robert Hurst
    PF-107 145k 14 January 2006
    Undergoing repairs at Phachunlachomklao Naval Dockyard
    NyeNAVA
    PF-107 169k 12 January 2008
    Phachunlachomklao Naval Dockyard
    HTMS Kirirat (PF 432) and Tapi
    NyeNAVA
    PF-107 160k 12 January 2008
    Phachunlachomklao Naval Dockyard
    Kirirat and Tapi with flags flown at half staff, mourning HRH Princess Kalyanlwattaha, the King's elder sister who died 2 January 2008
    NyeNAVA

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-107
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