HTMS Chakri Naruebet
HTMS Chakri Naruebet is the magnificent largest battleship that Royal Thai Navy ever has. The ship’s homeport is at the Chuk Samet Pier, Sattahip Naval Base, in which its name was granted by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. Chakri Naruebet meaning the sovereign of the Chakri Dynasty was constructed at the Bazan Shipyard in Rota, Spain in 1994. Having 11 floors with a measurement of 182 metres long and 30.5 metres wide, this warship is equipped with cutting-edge munitions, long range search radar system operating significant mission during wartime. It is an aircraft carrier for vertical take-off/landing airplanes and helicopters and serves as the flagship that controls and commands naval fleet in the sea during the wartime to oversee the air defense, the fight on the water, and defense the submarine of the invader. In normal time, Chakri Naruebet serves as an operation base protecting nation’s interest by the sea, assisting disaster reliefs, and preserving marine environment. It docks near HTMS Similan between 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Since the ship is an official premise, visitors are advised to dress properly. No food, pet, and weapon is allowed on board. For more inquiries, please contact the Naval Tourist Coordination Center, Sattahip Naval Base Headquarters, Naval Operations Division, Tel. 0 3843 9479 during official working hours.