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RSS Victory (88)

Victory during exercise CARAT 2009. Note the large superstructure in relation to the hull. US Navy photo.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Launched
1988
Commissioned
1990
AD/BC
AD
History

RSS Victory (88) is the lead ship of the Victory-class corvettes. Built in Germany for the Republic of Singapore, Victory was commissioned on 18 August, 1990. She forms the RSNs 188 Squadron, along with her five sisters, which were built in Singapore. Victory packs an incredible amount of weapons and equipment into her 63m (203 foot) long hull: she is armed with eight Harpoon missiles, sixteen vertical launch tubes for the Barak surface to air missile, a 76mm (3") rapid fire gun on the bow, four CIS 50MG 12.7mm (0.5") machine guns, a Scan Eagle drone, four radars, three electronic warfare systems, and four diesel engines that can send her along at 37 knots. And, somewhere in there, her fifty-seven crew can live while cruising up to 4,000 nautical miles.

Bonus Information

Fun Fact: The Scan Eagle drone was loaded at the expense of the two triple torpedo tubes, removing the Victory's ASW capability entirely, aside from sonar.