23rd July 2009 marked a very special day for me and Frog. The day I launched and named – as Lady Sponsor according to Navy tradition – the 6th and last patrol vessel for the Royal Malaysian Navy, KD SELANGOR. (KD = Kapal DiRaja similar to Britain’s HMS Her Majesty’s Ship.)
The Royal Malaysian Navy has the largest fleet in South East Asia and is also considered one of the more technologically advanced. The Sultan of Selangor is its Captain-in-chief and we were proud to witness the launching of KD Selangor in Lumut, Perak – the country’s main naval base.
As pictures speak a thousand words, I can only say what a humbling experience it was. Thank you to all those who made it such a special and memorable day, to the Royal Malaysian Navy and to Boustead Naval Shipyard. May God bless all those who sail with her.
Thanks Kelvin for some of the pix!