The Bangladesh Navy currently operates two submarines, one hundred and fifteen surface ships, craft and boats, including five guided missile frigates, two patrol frigates, six guided missile corvettes, thirty-eight minor surface combatants of various types (including offshore patrol vessels, coastal patrol boats, missile boats, and minesweepers), thirty auxiliaries and amphibious landing craft and thirty-two small response boats. It also maintains a naval aviation unit with both fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. In addition, six shore establishments are maintained.
Bangladesh vessels use the prefix "BNS", standing for "Bangladesh Navy Ship".
|Type 035G (Ming class)||Attack submarine||BNS Nabajatra (S161)
BNS Joyjatra (S162)
|The submarines were commissioned on 12 March 2017.|
|Guided missile frigates (5)|
|Ulsan class(Mod)||Guided missile frigate||BNS Bangabandhu (F25)||South Korea||
|Commissioned as BNS Bangabandhu on 20 June 2001. Recommissioned on 13 July 2007 as BNS Khalid Bin Walid. Renamed to initial name in 2009. The ship is the only frigate of Bangladesh Navy which is armed with ASW torpedoes and gun based CIWS.|
|Type 053H3 (Jiangwei II) class||Guided missile frigate||BNS Umar Farooq (F16)
BNS Abu Ubaidah (F19)
|Two Ex-PLAN Type 053H3 frigates were delivered on 18 December 2019 and commissioned on 5 November 2020.|
|Type 053H2 (Jianghu-III) class||Guided missile frigate||BNS Abu Bakar (F15)
BNS Ali Haider (F17)
|Ex-PLAN Huangshi and Ex-PLAN Wuhu, sold to Bangladesh in 2014.|
|Patrol frigates (2)|
|Hamilton class||High endurance cutter||BNS Somudra Joy (F28)
BNS Somudra Avijan (F29)
|Bought from United States Coast Guard stocks. Bangladesh paid $12 million for refits and training.|
|Type 056 (C-13B version)||Semi-stealth guided missile corvette||BNS Shadhinota (F111)
BNS Prottoy (F112)
BNS Shongram (F113)
BNS Prottasha (F114)
|Customized variant for Bangladesh Navy.|
|Castle class||Guided missile corvette||BNS Bijoy (F35)
BNS Dhaleshwari (F36)
|Ex-HMS Leeds Castle and HMS Dumbarton Castle OPVs of the Royal Navy. The Bangladesh Navy upgraded them with more weapons and sensors. These ships are now reclassified as corvettes by the Bangladesh Navy.|
Large patrol craft
|Durjoy class||Large patrol craft||BNS Durjoy (P811)
BNS Nirmul (P813)
BNS Durgam (P814)
BNS Nishan (P815)
|First two ships were built in China as surface warfare ships armed with anti-ship missiles. The last two were made in Bangladesh as anti-submarine warfare vessels armed with ASW torpedoes.|
|Sea Dragon class||Large patrol craft||BNS Madhumati (P911)||South Korea||
|Originally intended for the Bangladesh Coast Guard but later added to the navy fleet.|
|To build (2)|
|To be determined||Large patrol craft||BNS
|These ships are going to be the first anti-ship missiles armed warships built by a local shipyard. Each ships will be armed with 8 anti ship missiles.|
Offshore patrol vessels
|Island class||Offshore patrol vessel||BNS Sangu (P713)
BNS Turag (P714)
BNS Kapatakhaya (P912)
BNS Karatoa (P913)
BNS Gomati (P914)
|Ex-Royal Navy Island-class OPVs acquired between 2002 and 2004.|
|To build (6)|
|To be determined||Offshore patrol vessel||BNS
|In 2019, Chittagong Dry Dock Limited(CDDL) was awarded the contract to build six heavy duty OPVs for the Navy. These ships will be replaced Island class OPVs.|
Inshore patrol vessels
|Padma class||Inshore patrol vessels||BNS Padma (P312)
BNS Surma (P313)
BNS Aparajeya (P261)
BNS Adamya (P262)
BNS Atandra (P263)
|Constructed at Khulna Shipyard. More units will be built.|
|Meghna class||Inshore patrol vessels||BNS Meghna (P211)
BNS Jamuna (P212)
|Under construction (5)|
|Padma class||Inshore patrol vessels||BNS
|Construction started at Khulna Shipyard on 2 December 2019.|
Fast attack craft
|Type 021-class missile boat||Missile boat||BNS Durdharsha (P8125)
BNS Durdanto (P8126)
BNS Durdondo (P8128)
BNS Anirban (P8131)
|Two ships sank in 1991 cyclone and two others were damaged; all were salvaged and repaired later.|
|Anti-submarine warfare (4)|
|Kraljevica-class||Submarine chaser||BNS Karnafuli (P314)
BNS Tista (P315)
|Transferred from Yugoslav Navy.|
|Haizhui-class submarine chaser||Submarine chaser||BNS Barkat (P711)||China||
|A larger version of Shanghai II class.|
|Type 037 class submarine chaser||Submarine chaser||BNS Nirbhoy (P812)||China||
|Her sister ship BNS Durjoy was damaged beyond repair in 1995.|
|Type 021-class missile boat (converted)||Gunboat||BNS Salam (P712)||China||
|Originally commissioned as BNS Durnibar (P8127). Sank in River Kamaphuli during cyclone of 1991. Recovered, renovated and recommissioned in 2002.|
|Chamsuri-class patrol boat||Gunboat||BNS Titash (P1011)
BNS Kusiyara (P1012)
BNS Chitra (P1013)
BNS Dhansiri (P1014)
|The first two (P1011 and P1012) were transferred from South Korea in 2000. Another two (P1013 & P1014) entered service in 2004. 33 m length. 1 × 40 mm/60 cal. Bofors Mk3, 1 × twin 30 mm/75 cal. Emerlec EX30, 2 × 20 mm/70 cal Oerlikon guns.|
Research and survey ships
|Roebuck class||Hydrographic survey ship||BNS Anushandhan (H584)||United Kingdom||
|ex-royal Navy HMS Roebuck.|
|Darshak class||Hydrographic survey ship||BNS Darshak (H581)
BNS Tallashi (H582)
|Bangladesh||Constructed at Khulna Shipyard. Two ships commissioned on 5 November 2020. General characteristics: 32.78 m length, 8.40 m breadth and 3.17 m draught with 2 × 600 hp engines.|
|Agradoot class||Hydrographic survey ship||BNS Agradoot (H583)||Bangladesh||Coastal survey ship Acquired in 1996 from commercial service; refitted for commissioning in 1998. 45 m length. Sophisticated EA400 single-beam echo sounders installed in 2010.|
|Survey boat||BNS ??
|Bangladesh||Constructed at Khulna Shipyard. They are under sea trial now. General characteristics: 14.7 m length, 5.1 m breadth and 1.5 m draught with 2 × 300 hp engines. Both launched on 14 May 2020.|
Mine countermeasure vessels
|River class||Minesweeper||BNS Shapla (M95)
BNS Shaikat (M96)
BNS Surovi (M97)
BNS Shaibal (M98)
|Ex-Royal Navy River-class minesweepers. Mostly used as offshore patrol craft. Shaibal is equipped to serve as a survey vessel, although MCM capability was retained.|
|Type 010||Minesweeper||BNS Sagar (M91)||China||
High speed boats
|X12 Fast Patrol Craft||High-speed patrol boat||
|The boats were Licensed build from Indonesia PT.Lundin. As part of the contract's technology transfer clause, two of the vessels under the contract were built in Banyuwangi, Indonesia while the remaining 16 vessels were constructed at the Dockyard and Engineering Works Limited. 8 of 18 vessels are commissioned with Bangladesh Navy. These boats are 11.7 m long with a 12.7 mm machine gun mount on cabin top and two additional gun mounts on the aft deck.|
|Metal Shark Boats||Rapid response boat||
|United States||Used by Special Warfare Diving and Salvage.|
|Defender-class boat||Response Boat||
|2 × M240B machine gun.|
|LCU||Landing Craft Utility||BNS Shah Amanat (L 900)||Denmark||366 (full load)||Danish-built LCU. Former commercial landing craft caught by BN during illegal trading; entered service in 1990. Its sister ship is still in commercial service. Resembles US LCU-1466-class utility landing craft, but has shorter vehicle cargo deck and longer poop with more extensive superstructure. 47m length. Can carry 150 t cargo.|
|LCU 1646||Landing Craft Utility||BNS Shah Paran (L 901)
BNS Shah Makhdum (L 902)
|United States||381(full load)||Ex-US Army LCU 1466. Transferred during 1991 and commissioned on 16 May 1992 after refit. 35 m length. Can carry 150 t cargo.|
|LCU||Landing Craft Utility||BNS Hatiya
|Bangladesh||Landing Craft Utility (LCU) built by Khulna Shipyard (KSY). Keel laid on 1 September 2013. 42 m length. Would be able to carry 415 t cargo. Commissioned on 6 September 2015.|
|LCT||Landing Craft, Tank||BNS LCT 103 (A586)
BNS LCT 105 (A588)
|Bangladesh||Two Landing Craft Tank (LCT) built by Dockyard and Engineering Works Limited (DEW), Narayanganj. 25.6 m × 5.4 m × 1.5 m (draft) × 3.4 m (depth)|
|Yuch'in class||Landing Craft Mechanized||BNS Darshak (H 581)
BNS LCT 101 (A 583)
BNS LCT 102 (A 584)
BNS LCT 103 (A 585)
|China||85 (full load)||Chinese made. Two received 4 May 1986, two received 1 July 1986; two badly damaged during April 1991 cyclone, but repaired and put into service. Darshak was converted into coastal survey vessel in 1983 with the addition of survey equipment. She was placed in Sudan in UN mission in 2005 as part of BN Force Rivirine Unit (BANFRU) until late 2012. 25 m length. 2 × twin 14.5 mm guns.|
|LCVP||Landing Craft Vehicle & Personnel||BNS L1011
|Bangladesh||83 (full load)||LCVP-011 and 012 Made at KSY; LCVP-013 made at DEW Narayanganj. Mostly used as patrol crafts now. 21.3 m length.|
|BNS Sahayak||A 512||Shahayak||Fleet replenishment ship||Bangladesh||Former river passenger ship; purchased, re-engined and refitted at Khulna Shipyard (KSY) and commissioned as a tender/repair ship in 1978. 45 m, 477 t, 1 × 20 mm/70 cal. Oerlikon gun.|
|BNS Shah Jalal||A 513||Shah Jalal||Fleet diving & salvage tender||Bangladesh||Ex-Thai fishing trawler Gold 4 confiscated and put into service as a patrol craft on 15 January 1987; later in 1995-1996 converted into a diving salvage vessel. 40.2 m, 600 t, 2 × 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns. Re-engined in 2012–2013.|
|BNS Khan Jahan Ali||A 515||Khan Jahan Ali||Fleet tanker||Bangladesh||The ship was made by Ananda Shipyard and handed to Bangladesh Navy on 6 November 2014. The 80-metre-long tanker can carry 2,400 tons of diesel and 120 tons of aviation fuel. It can go 24.5 km per hour with full load and can refuel two war ships simultaneously. The ship was commissioned on 6 September 2015.|
|BNS Imam Ghazzali||A 516||Imam Ghazzali||Fleet tanker||Bangladesh||Commercial tanker converted for BN use (entered service in 1996). Classified as harbor fuelling lighter. 45 m, 650 t, Can carry 350 t fuel oil.|
|BNFD Sundarban||A 711||Floating drydock||Yugoslavia||Built by Tito Shipyard, Trogir, Yugoslavia. Acquired from Yugoslavia on 15 August 1980. Lift capacity: 3,500 t, 117 m × 27.6 m.|
|BNT Khadem||A 721||Dinghai||Fleet ocean tug||China||Chinese Dinghai-class ocean-going tug. Built by Wuhu Shipyard, China for BN. Commissioned 6 May 1984. 60 m, 1,472 t full load.|
|BNT Sebak||A 722||Fleet coastal tug||Bangladesh||Large harbor tug. Ordered in 1995; built by DEW Narayanganj. Commissioned 23 December 1993. Around 400 t full load.|
|BNT Rupsha||A 723||Damen Stan Tug 3008||Fleet coastal tug||Bangladesh||Dutch Damen Stan 3008 medium harbor tug. Ordered from KSY in 1999. Both Rupsha and Shibsha commissioned 3 October 2004. They incorporate equipment and materials of South Korean origin and were built with Dutch assistance.|
|BNT Shibsha||A 724|
|BNT Halda||A 725||Halda Class||Submarine Tug||Bangladesh||Built at Khulna Shipyard. Commissioned at 8 November 2017.|
|BNT Poshur||A 726|
|BNFC Balaban||A 731||Floating Crane||Bangladesh||Self-propelled floating crane. Built by KSY in 1987, in service since 18 May 1988. Lift capacity: 70 t.|
|BNS MFV 55||MFV 55||Fleet tender|
|BNS MFV 66||MFV 66||Fleet tender|
|BNS Shanket||Shanket||Harbour tender||Bangladesh|
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