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PF-108 served only in the Royal Thailand Navy.

Khirirat call sign:
Hotel - Sierra - Victor - Echo

PF-103 Class Frigate:

  • Laid down 18 February 1972 as PF-108 by the Norfolk Shipbuilding Co., Norfolk, VA
  • Launched 10 August 1974
  • Transferred to the Royal Thailand Navy in 1974 and named HTMS Khirirat (PF 6)
    Khiri Rat Nikhom is a district in the west of Surat Thani Province of southern Thailand
  • Transferred permanently to Thailand 1 September 1974
  • Reclassified PF-432
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,172 t.
  • Length 275' 7"
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    HTMS Khirirat (PF 6)
    PF-108 57k 20 February 1980 Robert Hurst
    PF-108 221k c. May 1990
    Courtesy of Ross Gilbert.
    Photo from "Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995"
    HTMS Khirirat (PF 432)
    PF-108 72 Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 10 September 2019
    PF-108 166k 12 January 2008
    Phachunlachomklao Naval Dockyard
    PF-107 169k 12 January 2008
    Phachunlachomklao Naval Dockyard
    Kirirat and HTMS Tapi (PF 431)
    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

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-108
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