The Lebanese Navy took delivery of a new vessel bearing the name ‘Trablous’ after the famous patrol vessel of the 1960s. The new vessel, being part of the US assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces, is a RiverHawk AMP-145 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 43-meter Coastal Security Craft (CSC).
The New ‘Trablous’:
The new Lebanese Navy RiverHawk AMP-145 ‘Trablous’ OPV at Beirut Navy Base, November 26, 2012
Source: Lebanese Army Website.
The Old ‘Tarablous’:
The old ‘Tarablous’ Patrol Boat, it was built by the Chantiers Navals de l’Esterel in France. It was laid down in June 1959 and completed that year, it dimensions were 124 ft. 7 in. x 18 ft. x 5 ft. 8 in.
The old ‘Tarablous’ Patrol Boat. The main engines were two Mercedes Benz diesels driving two shafts and developing 2,700 b.h.p. with a maximum speed of 27 knots. Its radius was of 1,500 miles. It had a crew of 19 (3 officers, 16 seamen).