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Iranian Navy
Leadership
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
Branches and manpower
Navy 13,400
Marines 2,600
Aviation 2,000
History
History of the Iranian Navy
Personnel
List of Iranian Navy senior officers
Iran's Navy Ranks Insignia
Equipment
Historical Vessels
Current Vessels

This list reflects the state of the mainline Iranian Navy, and does not include the vessels of the Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.

SubmarinesEdit

KiloEdit

Number Class Name Year Homeport
901 Kilo Tareq 1992 Bandar Abbas
902 Kilo Nooh 1993 Bandar Abbas
903 Kilo Yunes 1997 Bandar Abbas
Iranian kilo class submarine

One of Iran's 3 SSK Kilo class submarines

  • Kilo Class (3)[1][2]
    • Displacement: 2325 tons
    • Dimensions: 74 x 9.9 x 6.5 meters
    • Propulsion: Diesel-electric propulsion, 2 x 1000 kW Diesel generators, 1 x 5,500-6,800 shp, Propulsion motor, 1 x fixed-pitch Propeller
    • Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
    • Range: 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km)
    • Crew: 52
    • Armament: 6 x 553 mm torpedo tubes, 18 x torpedoes, 24 x mines
    • Russian built.

BesatEdit

Number Class Name Year Homeport
976 Besat Besat 2013
  • Besat Class
    • Displacement: 1200 tons
    • Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
    • Armament: Torpedoes, Missiles
    • Coastal Submarine
    • Iranian built.

FatehEdit

Number Class Name Year Homeport
XXX Fateh Fateh 2011[3]
  • Fateh Class
    • Displacement: 600 tons
    • Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
    • Armament: Torpedoes, Marine Mines
    • Semi-heavy Submarine
    • Iranian built.

NahangEdit

Number Class Name Year Homeport
XXX Nahang Nahang 2006
  • Nahang Class (1)
    • Displacement: 350-400 tons
    • Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
    • Armament: 2 torpedo tubes, missiles
    • Iranian built.

GhadirEdit

  • Ghadir class (21)
    • Displacement: 120 tons standard
    • Dimensions:
    • Propulsion: Diesel-electric propulsion
    • Armament: 2 torpedo tubes, missiles
    • Iranian built.

YugoEdit

  • Yugo class (4) [4]
    • Ship displacement: 90 tons submerged
    • Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 1.6 meters (65.6 x 6.5 x 5 ft)
    • Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 160 shp (119 kW), 4 knots (7 km/h)
    • Crew: 2 + 6 swimmers
    • Armament: 2 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes in drop collars.
    • North-Korean built.

FrigatesEdit

AlvandEdit

Number Name Year Notes
71 Alvand 1971 Ex-Saam
72 Alborz 1971 Ex-Zaal
73 Sabalan 1972 Ex-Rostam
Iranian Alvand class frigat

Iranian Alvand class frigate at sea.

  • Alvand (Saam) class (Vosper Mk5 type) Frigates (3)
    • Displacement: 1,540 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 94.5 x 11.07 x 3.25 meters (310 x 36 x 10.5 ft)
    • Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 cruise diesels, 3,800 bhp (2,830 kW), 17 knots (31 km/h); 2 TM-3A
    • boost gas turbines, 46,000 shp (34,300 kW), 39 knots (72 km/h)
    • Crew: 135
    • Radar: AWS-1 air search
    • Sonar: Type 174 hull
    • Fire Control: 2 RTN-10X
    • EW: RDL-2AC intercept
    • Armament: 4 x C-802 (Noor), 1 114 mm DP, 1 dual 35 mm AA, 4 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG, 2 triple 324 mm torpedoes
    • UK-built. an additional ship, 74 Sahand ex-Faramarz, was lost to US forces.

MojeEdit

Number Name Year Notes
76 Jamaran 2010 Entered Service in 2010
77 Damavand 2013 Entered Service in 2013
  • Moudge-class frigate (6-4 under construction)
    • Displacement: 1,500 tons
    • Dimensions: 94.5 x 11.1 x 3.25 meters
    • Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 diesels; 30 knots (56 km/h);
    • Crew: 140
    • Radar: Unknown
    • Sonar: Unknown
    • Fire Control: Unknown
    • EW: Unknown
    • Countermeasures: Multiple Box Chaff Launchers, Flare Launchers
    • Armament:4 x C-802 (Noor) anti-ship missiles, 1 x 76 mm Fajr-27 naval gun, 1 x 40 mm AAA, 2 x 20 mm cannons, 2 x triple 324 mm torpedoes, 4 x SM-1 (Mehrab) AAM, 2 x 12.7 mm machine guns
    • Iranian built, they are reversed engineering of Alvand class frigates. The first one became operational in 2010 and was entered into service in the Persian gulf, and the second one (the Damavand) was completed in 2013 and is in service in the Caspian sea. More are under construction, to be added to the navy, in the Persian Gulf.

SahandEdit

Number Name Year Notes
Sahand Under construction
  • Sahand class frigate (1)
    • Displacement: 2,000 tons
    • Dimensions: 100 x 12 x 3.5 meters
    • Propulsion: 2 shafts; 4 diesels; 30 knots (56 km/h);
    • Crew: Unknown
    • Radar: Unknown
    • Sonar: Unknown
    • Fire Control: Unknown
    • EW: Unknown
    • Countermeasures: Probably a Multiple Box Chaff Launcher, and Flare Launchers
    • Armament:8 x C-803 (Ghader) anti-ship missiles, 1 x 76 mm Fajr-27 naval gun, 1 x 40 mm AAA, 4 x 20 mm cannons, 2 x triple 324 mm torpedoes, 4 x SM-1 (Mehrab) AAM, 2 x 12.7 mm machine guns
    • Iranian built. They are a larger, more modern, new generation of upgraded and enhanced Jamaran class frigates with a larger variety of potent armament. These guided missile frigates are designed to carry a Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, or two Bell-Augusta 212 hellicopters. One of them (the Sahand) is being fitted-up with armament and avionics/electronics, and will be in service in 2013. There are more planned for construction.

CorvettesEdit

BayandorEdit

Number Name Year Note
81 Admiral Bayandor 1964 ex-PF-103 Was overhauled during a two year period and was re-launched in June 2013[5]
82 Admiral Naghdi 1964 ex-PF-103
  • Bayandor class (PF 103 type) Patrol Frigate
    • Displacement: 1,135 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 84 x 10.1 x 3.1 meters (275 x 33 x 10 ft)
    • Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,300 bhp (3,950 kW), 20 knots (37 km/h)
    • Crew: 133
    • Radar: SPS-6 2-D air search
    • Armament: 4 x C-802 (or maybe improved C-803) anti-ship missiles, 1 x 76 mm DP naval cannon, 1 dual 40 mm AAA, 2 x 20 mm cannons, 2 x triple 324 mm torpedoes, 2 x 12.7 mm MG
    • US-built for transfer. Two sisters (Milanian and Kahnamuie) lost.

HamzehEdit

Number Name Year
802 Hamzeh Corvette 1965
  • Hamzeh class
    • Displacement: 580 tons
    • Dimensions: 54 x 7.65 x 3.25 meters
    • Crew: ??
    • Speed: 15 kn
    • Powerplant: 2 x 1,300 hp (970 kW) Stork diesels
    • Armament: 4 x C-802 anti-ship missiles, 1 x main gun (20 mm), 2 x 12.7 mm manned heavy machine guns
    • Dutch-built (Boele Yard, Bolnes), launched 1936. Originally the Imperial/government yacht Shahsavar, the Hamzeh has been modified to carry C-802 anti-ship missiles and light defenses. It is currently part of the Iranian Navy Caspian Sea fleet of warships.

Missile CraftEdit

Kalat

  • Hendijan Class (Kalat Class) missile boats (2)
    • Displacement: 447 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 47 x 8.5 x 2.9 meters
    • Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 6,100 bhp (4,550 kW), 21 knots (39 km/h)
    • Crew: 15
    • Armament: (4) C802 ASCM, (1) 20 mm Oerlikon GAM-B01 DP cannon
    • MIG-S-4700-SC Manufactured by Damen Shipyard (Dutch-built).

HoudongEdit

Number Name Year
P313-1 Fath 1994
P313-2 Nasr 1994
P313-3 Saf 1994
P313-4 Ra'ad 1994
P313-5 Fajr 1994
P313-6 Shams 1996
P313-7 Me'raj 1996
P313-8 Falaq 1996
P313-9 Hadid 1996
P313-10 Qadir 1996
  • Houdong class aka Thondar Class (10 - operated by the Revolutionary Guards Naval Corps)
    • Displacement: 175 tons standard, 205 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 38.6 x 6.8 x 2.7 meters (126.6 x 22.3 x 8.9 ft)
    • Propulsion: 3 diesels, 3 shafts, 8,025 bhp (5,984 kW), 35 knots (65 km/h)
    • Crew: 28
    • Armament: 4 C802 ASCM, 2AK-230 30 mm, 1xdual 23 mm
    • Chinese Built

Kaman/SinaEdit

Number Name Year class
P221 Kaman 1977 Kaman
P222 Zoubin 1977 Kaman
P223 Khadang 1978 Kaman
P224 Paykan 2003 Sina
P225 Joshan 2006 Sina
P226 Falakhon 1978 Kaman
P227 Shamshir 1978 Kaman
P228 Gorz 1978 Kaman
P229 Gardouneh 1978 Kaman
P230 Khanjar 1981 Kaman
P231 Neyzeh 1981 Kaman
P232 Tabarzin 1981 Kaman
P233 Derafsh 2008 Sina

Patrol: CoastalEdit

ParvinEdit

Number Name Note
211 Parvin ex-USS PGM 103
212 Bahram ex-USS PGM 333
213 Nahid ex-USS PGM 122
  • Parvin class (3)
    • Displacement: 98 tons standard, 148 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 30.8 x 6.5 x 2.5 meters (101 x 21.3 x 8.3 ft)
    • Propulsion: 8 GM6-71 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,040 bhp (1,521 kW), 22 knots (41 km/h)
    • Crew: 20
    • Armament: (2) Nasr Cruise SSM, (2) 20 mm, (2) 12.7 mm
    • US-built

KaivanEdit

Number Name
202 Azadi
883 Mehran
  • Kaivan class (2)
    • Displacement: 98 tons standard, 148 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 28.9 x 6.2 x 2 meters (95 x 20.2 x 6.6 ft)
    • Propulsion: 24 NYHMS-1200 diesels(?), 2 shafts, 2,120 bhp(?), 21 knots (39 km/h)
    • Crew: 15
    • Armament: (1) 40 mm, (2) 23 mm, (2) 12.7 mm

BavarEdit

Patrol: InshoreEdit

ZafarEdit

  • Zafar class (3)
    • Displacement: 70 tons standard, 82 tons full
    • Dimensions: 85’3” × 19’ × 6’6”
    • Machinery: Diesels, diesel-direct drive; 4 shafts, 3-bladed propellers
    • Max speed: 40 kn
    • Crew: 17
    • Armament: x1 BM-21 MLRS (11NM surface), x2 (1 twin) ZU-23 23 mm gun (2NM AA/surface)
    • Originally North Korean Chaho class, but rebuilt and renamed.

Chinese Cat-14Edit

  • Chinese Cat-14 (5)
    • Displacement: 20 tons
    • Dimensions: L 23 m, W 4.8 m, Dr 1 m
    • Crew: 10
    • Endurance: 300 NM
    • Speed: 55 kn
    • Powerplant: 2 × 1,150 hp (858 kW)
    • Armament: 4 × TL-10 or C-701 Kowsar light anti-ship missiles, 1 × manned cannon (20 mm?), Short range C-701, machine gun
    • Chinese Craft built under license in Iran.

PBFEdit

  • PBF (55)
    • MIG-S-2600 Class (6)
      • Displacement: 70 tons standard, 82 tons full
      • Dimensions: 85’3” × 19’ × 6’6”
      • Machinery: Diesels, diesel-direct drive; 4 shafts, 3-bladed propellers
      • Max Speed: 40 kn
      • Crew: 17
      • Armament: x1 BM-21 MLRS (11NM surface), x2 (1 twin) ZU-23 23 mm gun (2NM AA/surface)
      • Iranian built, developed from North Korean Chaho class
    • Mk III Class (9)
      • Displacement: 28 tons standard, 36 tons full load
      • Dimensions: L: 19.78 m × B: 5.50 m × D: 1.80
      • Speed: 26 kn
      • Armament: 20 mm cannon
      • US-built, 20 originally delivered
    • MIG-G-1900 Class (10)
    • MIG-S-1800 Class (20)
      • Displacement: 22 tons standard
      • Dimensions: L: 56’1 × B:15’1 × D:4 ft
      • Crew: 7
      • Speed: 18 kn
      • Armament: 1× .50 cal machine gun, 1NM AA/surface
      • Iranian built, based on American PCI-class delivered in the 1970s.

PTFEdit

  • PTF (20)
    • Peykaap (IPS-16) Class (10)
      • Displacement: 13.75 tons
      • Dimensions: L 16.3 m, W 3.75m, Dr 0.67 m, H 1.93 m
      • Crew: 3
      • Endurance: 320 NM
      • Speed: 52kn
      • Powerplant: 2 × 1,200 hp (890 kW)
      • Armament: 2 × 324 mm (12.75”) torpedo tubes, small-arms
      • North-Korean built
    • Tir (IPS-18) Class (10)
      • Displacement: 28.16 tons
      • Dimensions: L 21.12 m, W 5.77m, Dr 0.87 m H 2.1m
      • Crew: 6
      • Endurance: 450 NM
      • Speed: 52 kn
      • Powerplant: 3 × 1,200 hp (890 kW)
      • Armament: 2 × 533 mm (21”) torpedo tubes (carries Hoot), 1 × manned 12.7 mm HMG
      • North-Korean built

HovercraftEdit

PeykaapEdit

  • Peykaap class Fast attack craft (74)[7][8]
    • Armament: 2× Kowsar Missile, torpedo tubes
    • Iranian built
  • miscellaneous small craft (200+)

Mine LayersEdit

Mine CountermeasuresEdit

Number Class Name
311 Riazi Harischi
312 Riazi Riazi

AmphibiousEdit

SupportEdit

KhargEdit

Number Type Name Year
431 Replenishment Ship Kharg 1984
  • Kharg Class (1) - modified Ol class design
    • Displacement: 33,014 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 207.15 x 25.5 x 9.14 meters (679.5 x 83.5 x 30 ft)
    • Propulsion: Steam turbines, 2 boilers, 1 shaft, 26,870 shp (20,037 kW), 21 knots (39 km/h)
    • Crew: approx. 250
    • Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar; 3 Sea King helos
    • Cargo: ??
    • Armament: 1 76 mm OTO DP, 6 dual 23 mm AA
    • UK-built by Swan Hunter 1976-1978; delivered 1984 refitted 1993.

Bandar AbbasEdit

Number Type Name Year
421 Light Replenishment Ship Bandar Abbas 1973
422 Light Replenishment Ship Bushehr 1974
  • Bandar Abbas Class (2)
    • Displacement: 4,673 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 108 x 16.6 x 4.5 meters (354 x 54.5 x 14.5 ft)
    • Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 12,000 bhp (8,900 kW), 20 knots (37 km/h)
    • Crew: 60
    • Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 light helo
    • Cargo: ??
    • Armament: 2 dual 23 mm AA, 2 20 mm AA
    • German built. Now used for patrol duties.

DelvarEdit

Number Type Name
XXX Cargo Ship Delvar
XXX Cargo Ship Charak
482 Cargo Ship Chiroo
XXX Cargo Ship Souru
XXX Water Tanker Silim
XXX Water Tanker Sirjan
XXX Water Tanker Dayer
  • Delvar class (7)
    • Displacement: approx. 1,300 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 63.45 x 11 x 3.03 meters (208 x 36 x 10 ft)
    • Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,560 bhp (1,163 kW), 9-11 knots
    • Crew: 20
    • Armament: 1 dual 23 mm AA
    • Pakistani-built. Configurations vary. Completed 1978-82. Can be used as minelayers.
US Navy 100820-N-6003P-637 Eight mariners board the Iranian navy ship Chiroo from a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

Delvar class Cargo Ship Chiroo in 2010

HendijanEdit

Number Class Name
1409 Hendijan Hendijan
XXX Hendijan Konarak
XXX Hendijan Geno
XXX Hendijan Ganaveh
XXX Hendijan Gavatar
XXX Hendijan Moqam
XXX Hendijan Rostami
XXX Hendijan Nayband
XXX Hendijan Maqam
XXX Hendijan Khoramshahr
XXX Hendijan Bahregan

KanganEdit

Number Type Name Year
411 Water Tanker Kangan 1979
412 Water Tanker Teheri 1979
XXX Water Tanker Marjani 1979
XXX Water Tanker Amir 1979
  • Kangan Class (4)
    • Displacement: 12,000 tons full load
    • Dimensions: 147.95 x 21.5 x 5 meters (485.5 x 70.5 x 16.5 ft)
    • Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 7,385 bhp (5,507 kW), 12 knots (22 km/h)
    • Crew: 20
    • Cargo: 9,000 cubic meters
    • Armament: 1 dual 23 mm AA, 2 12.7 mm MG
    • Indian-built. Now used for patrol duties.

OtherEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. [1][dead link]
  3. Fateh submarines to join Iran Navy
  4. "N. Korea agrees to supply 4 mini-submarines to Iran: source". Breitbart.com. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8Q5O98G0&show_article=1&cat=0. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  5. http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/04/13/298058/iran-navy-set-to-launch-new-destroyer/
  6. "Iran domestic submarines join naval fleet". Presstv.ir. 2009-06-01. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=96674&sectionid=351020101. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  7. 11:40 AM. "Iranian Navy Peykaap class FAC (IPS-16 class) and IRGC Navy Speedboat - IranDefence.net Gallery". Irandefence.net. http://www.irandefence.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=6606. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  8. "Fars News Agency :: Iranian Military Gets 74 New Gunboats". English.farsnews.com. 2008-02-22. Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. http://web.archive.org/web/20090219085109/http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8612030407. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 

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