List of Nigerian Navy Ships

Nigerian Navy has several ships that enables it to carry out its functions. Nigerian Navy’s collection of ships comprises a diverse range of vessels equipped to handle various missions. The The Nigerian Navy ships, from large warships to patrol boats, are:

  1. NNS Aradu
  2. NNS Centenary
  3. NNS Unity
  4. NNS Thunder
  5. NNS Okpabana
  6. NNS Zaria
  7. NNS Burutu
  8. NNS Obula
  9. NNS Kyanwa
  10. NNS Nwamba
  11. NNS Barama
  12. NNS Andoni
  13. NNS Sagbama
  14. NNS Dorina
  15. NNS Prosperity
  16. NNS Gongola
  17. NNS Shiroro
  18. NNS Ekulu
  19. NNS Ose
  20. NNS Osun
  21. NNS Makurdi
  22. NNS Brass
  23. NNS Oji
  24. NNS Kada

NNS Aradu

NNS Aradu (F89) is a Nigerian frigate. It is the first of the MEKO 360 general purpose frigates built by the German Blohm + Voss company of Hamburg. The 125.6-metre (412 ft 1 in) ship is the largest in the Nigerian Navy. As a general purpose frigate, Aradu has capabilities for anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare effectively, and participated in the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Trafalgar.

NNS Aradu

The ship also possesses capability for naval fire support and electronic warfare. Additionally, Aradu carries a ship-borne helicopter for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and enhanced surveillance/detection.

  • NNS Centenary
  • NNS Unity

NNS Thunder

NNS Thunder (F90), USCGC Chase (WHEC-718), was a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard.

NNS Thunder

It was laid down on October 26, 1966, at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, launched on May 20, 1967, and commissioned on March 11, 1968. Chase is the fourth of twelve Hamilton class, 378-foot (115 m) cutters, and the third cutter named in honor of Salmon Portland Chase. It was decommissioned on March 29, 2011, and transferred to the Nigerian Navy as an excess defense article under the Foreign Assistance Act as NNS Thunder (F90).

NNS Okpabana

NNS Okpabana is a Hamilton-class high endurance cutter which formerly served with the U.S. Coast Guard as USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721). It was built at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

NNS Okpabana

Gallatin was named for Albert Gallatin, the fourth and longest serving United States Secretary of the Treasury. Gallatin completed her final patrol 11 December 2013 and was decommissioned in 2014 before being transferred to the Nigerian Navy.

  • NNS Zaria
  • NNS Burutu
  • NNS Obula
  • NNS Kyanwa
  • NNS Nwamba
  • NNS Barama

NNS Andoni

NNS Andoni (P-100) is a seaward defense boat of the Nigerian Navy.

NNS Andoni

NNS ANDONI is Nigerian Navy’s first locally built, Seaward Defence Boat (SDB1) built by Naval Dockyard Limited Victoria Island Lagos State.

Andoni  is the first of 3 vessels in its class, with each vessel a larger variant of the previous one. Its armament includes a manned 30mm main gun, two 12.7mm and two 40mm AGL. It also has a RHIB embarked.

  • NNS Sagbama
  • NNS Dorina
  • NNS Prosperity
  • NNS Gongola
  • NNS Shiroro
  • NNS Ekulu
  • NNS Ose
  • NNS Osun
  • NNS Makurdi
  • NNS Brass

NNS Oji

NNS Oji (P-275) is the third and latest iteration of the Seaward Defence Boat class of vessels built for the Nigerian Navy by its engineers at the Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos.

NNS Oji

The vessel was commissioned by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. NNS Oji follows (P-275) along with its sister ships was built to further Nigeria’s self-reliance in shipbuilding.

During the commissioning ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari urged the personnel to make good use of the platforms as well as maintain professionalism.

NNS Kada

The newest Nigeria Navy Ship KADA, at NNS BEECROFT Naval base Apapa Lagos, on her arrival from UAE to Nigeria 27 May 2022

NNS Kada