KD Rahmat
The KD (Kapal Diraja = Royal Ship) Rahmat (Pennant number F24) was a frigate
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.In the 17th century, the term was used for any warship built for speed and maneuverability, the description often used being "frigate-built"...

 operated by the Royal Malaysian Navy
Royal Malaysian Navy
The Royal Malaysian Navy is the naval arm of Malaysian Armed Forces. All commissioned ships of the RMN have the prefix KD , which means Royal Ship.-Straits Settlement Naval Volunteer Reserve:...


The ship was ordered in 1966 as the KD Hang Jebat
Hang Jebat
Hang Jebat was the closest companion of the legendary malay hero Hang Tuah. He is well known for his vengeful rebellion against the Malacca Sultan whom he served. After Hang Tuah was sentenced to death, Hang Jebat was conferred by the Sultan of Malacca with the Taming Sari, a sacred kris formerly...

. The design emphasised simplicity and economy but had an unusual machinery layout with a gas turbine and two diesels driving two propellers via a gearbox. the ships design served as the basis for the HTMS Makut Rajakumarn
HTMS Makut Rajakumarn
The HTMS Makut Rajakumarn is a frigate operated by the Royal Thai Navy. The ship was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasgow, Scotland. The ship entered service in 1973 and is currently in service as a training ship....

built for the Thai Navy by Yarrows.
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