Baker III, A. D.
June 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2003, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p89
Conference Proceeding
This article presents information about various naval vessels launched in the year 2003. The first of a planned 27 MEKO 100RMN patrol vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy was launched by Blohm+ Voss at Hamburg, Germany, on March 21, 2003. Type 212 air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarine U-31, sea trials for which were conducted on April 7, 2003, is to be commissioned in the German Navy on March 30, 2004. The largest vessel yet built for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the approximately 25,000-ton full load displacement fleet replenishment oiler Masyu was launched on February 5, 2003 by Matsui at Tamano.


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