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MOHAMMED ALI frigates (1940/1949-1950)

Mohammed Ali 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
 محمد علي <Mohammed Ali> (ex-Mendip), 1952-  إبراهيم الأول <Ibrahim El Awal>   Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 8/1940 9/4/1940 10/1940 // 11/1949 captured by Israel 31/10/1956 (Haifa)
 إبراهيم الأول <Ibrahim El Awal> (ex-Cottesmore), 1952-  محمد علي <Mohammed Ali>, 1973-  بورسعيد <Port Said> 11, 1978- 525 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 12/1939 5/9/1940 12/1940 // 7/1950 hulk 1986

 

Displacement standard, t

1000

Displacement full, t

1450

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

3.81 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

28

Fuel, t

oil 240

Endurance, nm(kts)

2500(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Mk 8, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 3, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (50)

Sensors type 285 radar, type 123A, 177 sonars

Complement

147

Ship project history: Former escort destroyers, launched in 1940, transferred from the RN.

Modernizations: 1960s, Port Said: - 1 x 4 - 40/39, 1 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 20/70, 2 DCT, 1 DCR, type 123A, 177 sonars; + 1 x 2 - 37/70 V-11M, 1 x 2 - 25/80 2M3

Naval service: Ibrahim el Awal surrendered off Haifa on 31 October 1956 after coming under fire from the French destroyer Kersaint, and subsequently became the Israeli Haifa.

Port Said 1978

Ivan Gogin, 2016