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EL AMIR FAROUQ sloop (1926)

El Amir Farouq 1926

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
الامير فاروق   <El Amir Farouq>     Hawthorn Leslie, Tyne, UK   1926 1926 sunk 22/11/1948

 

Displacement standard, t

1441

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

75.3

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.04

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, boilers

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 4 x 1 - 7.7/87

Complement

70

Ship project history: Close on construction and appearance to standard Flower type sloop of WWI-era, but differed by twin-shaft machinery with VTEs and oil-burning boilers and weakened armament. Flagship of Egyptian Navy.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: El Amir Farouq was sunk 22/11/1948 off Gaza by Israeli MTM-type explosive boats bought in Italy.

El Amir Farouq

Ivan Gogin, 2011-16