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BNS Somudro Joy
USCGC Jarvis
Career (Bangladesh)
Class and type: Modified Hamilton-class
Name: BNS Somudro Joy
Ordered: 2012
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Launched: May 23, 2013
Commissioned: September 2013
In service: 2013-Present
Homeport: Chittagong
Status: In sea trial
General characteristics
Displacement: 3250 tones
Length: 378 ft (115 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: CODOG:
2 × FM diesel engines
2 × PW gas turbines
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 16,000 miles
Endurance: 45 days
Complement: 178 personnel (21 officers and 157 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 air-search radar, MK 92 FCS
Aircraft carried: 1 x Hangar
Nickname: BNS SJ

BNS Somudro Joy is the largest and the heaviest Guided Missile Frigate of the Bangladesh Navy.Bangladesh Navy acquired the ship from USA under Excess Defense Articles.


From 1972 to 2012 the ship was known as USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725) and served the US Coast Guard as a high endurance cutter. It was decommissioned on 30 March 2012 and was acquired by the Bangladesh under the Excess Defense Articles and the Foreign Assistance Act. She was officially handed over to Bangladesh Navy on May 23, 2013.[1] After the refit she will serve with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN)

Future plans

Bangladesh Navy plans to further upgrade the vessel's combat capability with the installation modern C-802A AShM, FL-3000 or FM-90N SAM and AW-109ZN or Z-9C ASW helicopter on board. After refit, this frigate will be one of the most powerful frigates of Bangladesh Navy.

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