Singapore retires three patrol vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy has decommissioned three Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) namely RSS Fearless, RSS Brave and RSS Dauntless.

Singapore MINDEF photo

The decommissioning ceremony was held on August 27 at Tuas Naval Base. RSN chief Rear Admiral Lew Chuen Hong led the ceremony.

Fearless-class patrol vessels are being replaced by new littoral mission vessels (LMVs).

Singapore Ministry of Defence said “the LMVs are more versatile, and equipped with sharper, stronger and a wider range of capabilities. All eight LMVs will be fully operational by 2020.”

“Throughout their operational service, RSS Fearless, RSS Brave and RSS Dauntless were an integral part of the Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF)’s High Readiness Core and truly lived up to 182 Squadrons motto of being “Sharp and Vigilant”,” Commander Maritime Security Task Force Rear Admiral Seah Poh Yeen said.

“The success of these Patrol Vessels would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication, professionalism and sacrifices of the many generations of sailors who served on board,” he added.