Maltese Navy P 23.
(Valletta harbour 2005)

ex U.S. Swift Mk II- class
Build at Sewart Seacraft, Berwick, La. (In service 1968).
ex: U.S. 50NS6823.
D: 22,5 tons (fl)
S: 25 knots.
Dim: 15,6 x 4,12 x 1,5 m.
A: 1 12,7-mm mg.
Electronics: Radar: 1 Furuno FR 80310 nav.
M: 2 G.M. Detroit Diesel 12V71T; 2 Props; 960 bhp.
Range: 400/22.
Endurance: 24-36 hr.
Crew: 6 tot.
Remarks: Bought in February 1971 (together with P24 ex: U.S. 50NS6824). The twin 12,7-mm mg mount atop the pilothouse is no longer carried, the combination mortar/12,7-mm mount aft has been reduced to a single 12,7-mm mount, the Radar has been replaced, and an Adcock-type VHFD/F antenna has been added.