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EGYPTIAN NAVY (EGYPT)

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RASHID frigates (1942-1943/1949-1950)

Rashid 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
رشيد <Rashid> (ex-Spey) 43, 1978- 511 Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 7/1941 18/12/1941 5/1942 // 12/1949 stricken 1994
أبو قير <Aboukir> (ex-Usk)   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 10/1942 3/4/1943 7/1943 // 4/1950 scuttled 1/11/1956
دمياط <Damiat> (ex-Nith)   Robb, Leith, UK 9/1941 25/9/1942 2/1943 // 5/1950 sunk 1/11/1956

 

Displacement standard, t

1460

Displacement full, t

2180

Length, m

86.3 pp 91.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.89 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

Rashid, Damiat: oil 440

Aboukir: oil 646

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/40 CP Mk 23, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (150)

Sensors

type 277, 291 radars, sonars

Complement

140

Ship project history: Former British 'River' class frigates, purchased from the RN in 1948 and refitted before delivery.

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: Aboukir, scuttled 1/11/1956 as a blockship in the Suez Canal, was refloated on 8 April 1957, beached and abandoned. Damiat was sunk 1/11/1956 by gunfire from the British cruiser Newfoundland 8nm S of Suez. Rashid has been used as a submarine support ship since ~1975, and has a large deckhouse aft.

Rashid 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2016