History of Bangladesh NAVY
1. Bangladesh Navy (BN) came into being during the liberation War of the country in 1971. In the beginning of BN history, we remember with honour and pride our great Freedom Fighters whose undaunted bravery and sacrifice paved the way for our independence. We specially remember Shaheed Ruhul Amin, Engine Room Artificer-I (Birshrestha), Shaheed Mohammad Farid Uddin Ahmed-Radio Electrician-I (Bir Bikram), Shaheed Mohammad Daulat Hossain Mollah-Able Seaman (Bir Bikram), Shaheed Mohammad Akter Uddin- Able Seaman and many others who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We also remember Shaheed Lt Commander Moazzam Hossain who sacrificed himself in the beginning of the Liberation War.
2. BN started its brave stride with only 02 gunboats named PADMA and PALASH and a small number of Naval Commandoes during the War of Liberation. Contribution of this small force is a milestone in the history of BN. They carried out as good as 45 gallant operations causing irreparable damages to the enemy. The undaunted bravery of the Naval Commandoes and sailors will always remain as a golden history of BN and will be a source of inspiration for BN personnel.
3. After the independence specially in 1970s, the wide vision of our national leaders expedited the formation of necessary naval infrastructure. Two Ex Royal Navy Frigates joined BN as BNS UMAR FAROOQ and BNS ALI HAIDER in 1976 and 1978 respectively. Later, in 1982 the 3rd Ex Royal Navy Frigate joined BN as BNS ABU BAKR. Inclusion of these 03 Frigate is considered as the principal foundation of BN. This has introduced the new born nation as a ''Limited Blue Water Navy'' to the world. Since then BN has undergone dramatic changes over the last couple of decades. It has not only changed in size and shape but also in its role, mission and vision. To-day, BN has grown into its present form and is the vanguard of maritime defence of the country.
Source : http://www.bangladeshnavy.org/history.html