Singapore Navy Decommissions two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels

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Singapore Navy Decommissions two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels
RSN Patrol Vessels RSS Resilience (foreground) and RSS Daring (background) at the decommissioning ceremony in Tuas Naval Base (Image: Singapore MoD)

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) decommissioned two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) RSS Daring and RSS Resilience at a sunset ceremony at Tuas Naval Base Thursday.

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 Singapore Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday.

The Fearless-class PVs, which have been operational since 1996, were the first warships that were designed and built in Singapore. RSS Daring and RSS Resilience were commissioned by then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Dr Tony Tan on 3 May 1997 and 7 February 1998 respectively.

The operational duties of RSS Daring and RSS Resilience will be handed over to the new LMVs. The LMVs will be fully operational by 2020.

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