SSE Launches New Class Corvette For Singapore Navy

The Jurong shipyard of Singapore Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd. (SSE) recently launched the first domestically built vessel of a new missile corvette (MCV) class for the Republic of Singapore Navy.

Christened the RSS Valour, the 203-foot vessel will be powered by four MTU diesel engines to speeds in excess of 30 knots. Her hull is constructed of light gauge steel and her superstructure of marine grade aluminum alloy.

The first of six to be built at the yard, the RSS Valour will be fitted with Harpoon missiles, an OTO Melara 76-mm rapid firing gun, torpedoes, sonar, surveillance and fire control radars and other sophisticated electronics which make up a complete weapon system.

The lead ship of the MCV Class was built by Fr. Luerssen Werft, West Germany.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 38,  Mar 1989 New York

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