World Navies Today: Croatia

Revised 24 March 2002
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This list includes all surface combatants, submarines, mine warfare vessels and patrol craft over 100 tons displacement, and all amphibious ships and auxiliaries over 500 tons displacement. Non-self-propelled craft and non-seagoing vessels are not included.

Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in [brackets]. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All classifications are purely unofficial and are based on an attempt to use standard classifications throughout all navies; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations.

Patrol Vessels
Mine Warfare Vessels
Amphibious Craft

Patrol Vessels

Kralj Petar Kresimir IV class missile boats

Displacement: 385 tons full load
Dimensions: 53.6 x 8.5 x 2.3 meters/175.9 x 27.9 x 7.5 feet
Propulsion: 3 diesels, 3 shafts, 12,500 hp, 36 knots
Crew: 33
Armament: 4 RBS-15 SAM, 1 57m/70 DP, 1 30 mm, 2 20 mm or 2 12.7 mm MG, 4-6 mines (8 RBS-15 if no mines are carried)

Concept/Program: Croatian-built vessels derived from the Koncar design. Construction has been much-delayed. Two additional units are planned.

Builders: Krakjevica SY.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
RTOP 11	Kralj Petar Kresimir IV	1992	ADR	Sibenik		Ex-Sergej Masera
[RTOP 12 Dmitar Zvonimir	200?	fitting out		Ex-Milan Spasic]
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Sibenic (Koncar class) missile boat

Displacement: 271 tons full load
Dimensions: 45 x 8.4 x 2.6 meters/147.6 x 27.6 x 8.5 feet
Propulsion: 2 cruise diesels, 7,200 hp, 23 knots; 2 boost gas turbines, 7,200 hp; 4 shafts, combined 38 knots
Crew: 30
Armament: RBS-15 SSM, 1 57mm/70 DP, 1 30 mm

Concept/Program: Yugoslav designed & built, based on Swedish 'Spica'. Others serve in the Yugoslav Navy.

Builders: Tito SY, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
RTOP 21	Sibenic			1978/91	ADR	Split		Ex-V. Cvetkovic
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Dubrovnick ('Osa' class/Type 205) minelaying patrol boat

Displacement: 210 tons full load
Dimensions: 38.6 x 7.6 x 2.7 meters/126.6 x 24.9 x 8.8 feet
Propulsion: 3 diesels, 3 shafts, 8,025 hp, 35 knots
Crew: 30
Armament: 2 dual 30 mm, mines

Concept/Program: Soviet 'Osa' type missile boat converted to a minelayer. Probably used mostly for patrol duties.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
OBM 41	Dubrovnik		1970/95				Ex-Mitar Acev
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Novi Grad ('Mirna') class (Type 140) small patrol boats

Displacement: 142 tons full load
Dimensions: 32 x 6.7 x 2.3 meters/104.9 x 22 x 7.5 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,292 hp, 28 knots
Crew: 19
Armament: quad launcher for SA-N-5 Grail SAM, 1 40 mm, 8 DC

Concept/Program: Yugoslav-built patrol boats; two caputured with heavy damage.

Builders: Kraljevica SY

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
PBR 61	Novi Grad		1980/91				Ex-Koprivnik
PBR 62	Solta			1982/91				Ex-Mukos
PBR 63	Vrlika			1984/91				Ex-Cer
PBR 64	Hrvatska Kostajnica	1985/91				Ex-Kozolo
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Velebit midget submarine

Displacement: 99 tons submerged
Dimensions: 20.9 x 2.7 x 2.4 meters/68.6 x 8.9 x 7.9 feet
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 1 shaft, 49 hp, 7 knots
Crew: 4 + 6 divers
Sonar: Atlas Elektronik

Concept/Program: An ex-Yugoslav midget extensively rebuilt to include an onboard diesel generator.

Builders: Split SY.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
P01	Velebit			1985/96	
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Mine Warfare Vessels

New inshore minehunter

Displacement: 173 tons full load
Dimensions: 25.7 x 6.8 x 2.6 meters/84.3 x 22.3 x 8.5 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 993 hp, 11 knots
Crew: 14
Sonar: Mine avoidance, sidescan, PAP 104 ROV
Armament: 1 20 mm

Concept/Program: New inshore minehunter, based on a fishing boat design. Construction has been delayed.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
[??	??			2001?	building]
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Note: An Osa-class missile boat has been converted as a fast minelayer; it is listed above, with patrol craft.

Amphibious Craft

Cetina class utility landing craft

Displacement: 880 tons full load
Dimensions: 49.7 x 10.2 x 3.2 meters/163.1 x 33.5 x 10.5 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,100 hp, 12 knots
Crew: 33
Troops: 300
Cargo: 460 tons
Armament: quad launcher for SA-N-5 Grail SAM, 1 40 mm or 2 twin 30 mm, 1 quad 40 mm, mines

Concept/Program: LCM-type vessels; used for logistics and transport and can be used for minelaying.

Builders: Brondosplit, Split.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
DBM 81	Cetina			1993	ADR	Split		Ex-Rab
DBV 82	Krka			1995	ADR	Split		
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Andrija Mohorovicic ('Moma' class/Type 861) survey ship/training ship

Displacement: 1,600 tons full load
Dimensions: 73.3 x 10.2 x 3.9 meters/240.5 x 33.5 x 12.8 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,300 hp, 17 knots
Crew: 37

Concept/Program: Polish-built survey ship. Built for Yugoslavia. Now used mostly for training.

Builders: Northern SY, Gdansk, Poland.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
72	Andrija Mohorovicic	1972/91	ADR	Split
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Faust Vrancic salvage ship/headquarters ship

Displacement: 1,590 tons full load
Dimensions: 55.5 x 12 x 4.3 meters/182 x 39.4 x 14.1 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,340 hp, 13 knots
Crew: 53 + 19 transients
Cargo: 250 tons deck cargo + 490 tons fuel

Concept/Program: Ex-Yugoslav salvage ship. Very well equipped for all types of salvage and rescue, but is apparently being used mainly as a floating naval headquarters.

Builders: Tito Sy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Number	Name			Year	FLT	Homeport	Notes
12	Faust Vrancic		1976/91	ADR	Sibenik		Ex-Spasilac
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