CAMBODIA

KHMER REPUBLIC

DEMOCRATIC KAMPUCHEA

THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KAMPUCHEA

CAMBODIA

 

 

*** First reference to a Khmer Republic PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1974-75

Page 215 Khmer Republic / KOREA

6 Ex –US “SWIFT” CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)
Notes:    These were 6 PCF Mark IIIs built during 1972 exclusively for export to Cambodia
              These six (6) were Sewart Seacraft Pennant Numbers: PCF-50NS7201 thru 7206 and designated P113 thru P118

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet: 50 x 13 x 3.5
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972

 

*** Second reference to a Khmer Republic PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1975-76

Page 223 Khmer Republic

20 Ex – US “SWIFT” CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)
Notes:    These included the six (6) PCF Mark IIIs built during 1972 exclusively for export to Cambodia (see above)
              These six (6) were Pennant numbers: PCF-50NS7201 thru 7206 and designated P113 thru P118
              and
              Fourteen (14) PCF Mark IIIs built during 1973 exclusively for export to Cambodia
              These fourteen (14) were Sewart Seacraft Pennant Numbers: PCF-50NS7207 thru 7220 and designated P119 thru P132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet: 50 x 13 x 3.5
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73

 

*** Third reference to a Khmer Republic PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1976-77

Page 296 KENYA/KHMER REPUBLIC

LIGHT FORCES

19 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 25 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Fourth reference to a KAMPUCHEA (CAMBODIA) PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1977-78

Page 295 JORDAN/KAMPUCHEA (CAMBODIA)

LIGHT FORCES

17 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73

 

*** Fifth reference to a KAMPUCHEA (CAMBODIA) PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1978-79

Page 301 JORDAN / KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA/CAMBODIA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970. With the imminent victory of the forces of Khmer Rouge in April-May 1975, several ships (listed in Deletions section) escaped from Khmer waters.

Originally , became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea. 

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational.

LIGHT FORCES

17 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

   

*** Sixth reference to a KAMPUCHEA (CAMBODIA) PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1979-80

Page 315 KAMPUCHEA / Introduction

KAMPUCHEA/CAMBODIA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970. With the imminent victory of the forces of Khmer Rouge in April-May 1975, several ships (listed in Deletions section) escaped from Khmer waters.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

LIGHT FORCES

17 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73. 

 

*** Seventh reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1980-81

Page 292 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA / Light forces

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970. With the imminent victory of the forces of Khmer Rouge in April-May 1975, several ships (listed in Deletions section) escaped from Khmer waters.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1979 8 "Swift" class, 40 PBR Mk I and II

LIGHT FORCES

9 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126-132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Eighth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1981-82

Page 295 JIBUTI - Light forces / KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970. With the imminent victory of the forces of Khmer Rouge in April-May 1975, several ships (listed in Deletions section) escaped from Khmer waters.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1979 8 "Swift" class, 40 PBR Mk I and II

LIGHT FORCES

9 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126-132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Ninth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1982-83

Page 292 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1979 8 "Swift" class, 40 PBR Mk I and II

LIGHT FORCES

9 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126-132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Tenth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1983-84

Page 297 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1979 8 "Swift" class, 40 PBR Mk I and II

LIGHT FORCES

9 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126-132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-50 cal MG
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

  

*** Eleventh reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1984-85

Page 297 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

NOTE: The facts of this force are very uncertain. There is no postal link with Kampuchea now and what follows is probably “the worst possible case”. It is probable that less than a third of the craft listed is operational, although the new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. Nevertheless neither navy has much operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1979 8 "Swift" class, 40 PBR Mk I and II

LIGHT FORCES

9 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126-132

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-.5 cal MGs
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Twelfth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1985-86

Page 310 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea.

NOTE: The operational state of this force are very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. The new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. The PRK navy has little operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1984 6 "Swift" class

LIGHT FORCES

3 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-.50 cal MGs
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Thirteenth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1986-87

Page 325 KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea.

NOTE: The operational state of this force are very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. The new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. The PRK navy is slowly achieving some operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1984 6 "Swift" class

LIGHT FORCES

3 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-.50 cal MGs
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Fourteenth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1987-88

Page 327 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer (MNK) on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea.

NOTE: The operational state of this force are very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. The new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. The PRK navy is slowly achieving some operational value.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1984 6 "Swift" class

LIGHT FORCES

3 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-.50 cal MGs
Main engines: 2 diesels; 960 hp; 2 shafts = 28 knots
Complement: 6

Transferred in 1972-73.

 

*** Fifteenth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1988-89

Page 332 JORDAN - KAMPUCHEA

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer (MNK) on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea.

NOTE: The operational state of this force are very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. The new links with Viet-Nam may have provided some much-needed spares. The PRK navy is slowly achieving some operational value and acts with the Vietnamese Navy in the protection of territorial waters. It is possible that the ex-Soviet craft are manned mostly by Viets.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1984 6 “Swift” class
1986 2 “Swift” class, 2 AVR type, 25 PBR, 2 “Yulin” class, 1 HDML type

LIGHT FORCES

1 Ex-US "SWIFT" CLASS (COASTAL PATROL CRAFT)

P 122    P 124    P126

Displacement, tons: 22.5
Dimensions, feet (metres): 50 x 13 x 3.5 (15 x 4 x 1.1)
Main machinery: 2 General Motors 12V71M diesels; 2 400 hp; 2 shafts
Speed, knots: 28
Complement: 6
Guns: 1-81 mm mortar; 3-12.7 MG

Comment: Three transferred 1972-73. Only 1 left by 1987 and that was in a poor state of repair.

 

*** Sixteenth reference to a KAMPUCHEA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1989-90

Page 342 JORDAN / Introduction – KAMPUCHEA / Introduction

KAMPUCHEA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer (MNK) on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea.

NOTE: The operational state of this force is very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. The PRK navy is slowly achieving some operational value and acts with the Vietnamese Navy in the protection of territorial waters. It seems likely that three Soviet “Zhuk” class patrol craft were delivered via Vietnam between 1985 and 1987 but this is not confirmed. Neither is their current operational status.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1986 2 “Swift” class, 2 AVR type, 25 PBR, 2 “Yulin” class, 1 HDML type
1988 2 “Stenka” class, 1 “Swift” class, Pingouie

 

*** Seventeenth reference to a CAMBODIA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1990-91

Page 74 CAMBODIA

CAMBODIA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer (MNK) on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea and is now back to being Cambodia again.

NOTE: The operational state of this force is very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. During the Vietnamese occupation the navy co-operated in the protection of territorial waters. It is possible that three Soviet Zhuk class patrol craft were delivered via Vietnam between 1985 and 1987 but this is not confirmed. Neither is their current operational status.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1986 2 “Swift” class, 2 AVR type, 25 PBR, 2 “Yulin” class, 1 HDML type
1989 2 “Stenka” class, 1 “Swift” class, Pingouie

  

*** Eighteenth reference to a CAMBODIA PCF "Swift" in "Jane’s Fighting Ships" 1991-92

Page 78 CAMBODIA / Introduction – CAMEROON / Light forces

CAMBODIA

The Marine Royale Khmer was established on 1 March 1954 and became Marine Nationale Khmer (MNK) on 9 October 1970.

Originally Cambodia, became known as the Khmer Republic and is now officially called The People’s Republic of Kampuchea and is now back to being Cambodia again.

NOTE: The operational state of this force is very uncertain as is the number and types of craft. During the Vietnamese occupation the navy co-operated in the protection of territorial waters. It is possible that three Soviet Zhuk class patrol craft were delivered via Vietnam between 1985 and 1987 but this is not confirmed. Neither is their current operational status.

DELETIONS:

Light Forces

1990 2 “Stenka” class, 1 “Swift” class, Pingouie

NOTE: There is no further mention of PCFs or Swift Boats in later editions of Jane’s Fighting Ships!

 

Cambodian Mark III PCF Losses/Retirements

In 1973 there are 20 Mark III PCFs in active service
In the 1974/75 time frame: 3 Mark III PCFs - 17 remain active
In the 1976/79 time frame: 8 Mark III PCFs - 9 remain active (P122, P124 & P126 thru P132)
In the 1980/82 time frame: 3 Mark III PCFs - 6 remain active
In the 1984/85 time frame: 3 Mark III PCFs - 3 remain active (P122, P124 & P126)
In the 1986/87 time frame: 2 Mark III PCFs - 1 remains active
In 1988 the last Mark III PCF disappears from their active forces
 

 

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