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EGYPTIAN NAVY (EGYPT)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFT

ARISH coastal minesweepers (1942-1943/1949-1950)

Darfur 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
غزة <Gaza> (ex-BYMS2013, ex-BYMS13)   Associated SB, Seattle, USA 3/1942 4/7/1942 10/1942 // 1949 explosion 26/7/1950
العريش <Arish> (ex-BYMS2028, 2x-BYMS28)   Ballard Marine Railway, Seattle, USA 2/1942 27/6/1942 10/1942 // 1949 stricken 1970
فؤاد مالك <Malek Fuad> (ex-BYMS2035, ex-BYMS35)   American Car & Foundry, Wilmington, USA 9/1942 24/6/1943 8/1943 // 1950 stricken 1970
دار فور <Darfur> (ex-BYMS2041, ex-BYMS41)   Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, USA 10/1942 15/6/1943 10/1943 // 1950 to Algeria 1962
نهريا <Naharia> (ex-BYMS2069, ex-BYMS69)   Wheeler SB, Whitestone, USA 5/1942 3/3/1943 3/1943 // 1950 stricken 1970
كيسرا <Kaisaria> (ex-BYMS2075, ex-BYMS75)   Wheeler SB, Whitestone, USA 7/1942 1/5/1943 6/1943 // 1950 stricken 1970
رفح <Rafah> (ex-BYMS2149, ex-BYMS149, ex-YMS149)   Western Boatbuilding, San Diego, USA 10/1942 4/3/1943 8/1943 // 1950 stricken 1970
تر <Tor> (ex-BYMS2175, ex-BYMS175, ex-YMS175)   Henry C. Grebe & Co, Chicago, USA 6/1942 9/1/1943 6/1943 // 1950 to Algeria 1962
كردفان <Kordofan> (ex-BYMS2212, ex-BYMS212, ex-YMS212)   Robert Jacob, City Island, USA 5/1942 16/10/1942 5/1943 // 1950 stricken 1970

 

Displacement standard, t

215

Displacement full, t

circa 250

Length, m

41.5

Breadth, m

7.47

Draught, m

2.36 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, mechanical, acoustic, magnetic sweeping gear

Sensors radar

Complement

60

Ship project history: Former British YMS class minesweepers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Gaza blew up off Mersa Matrouh in a fuel tank explosion 26/7/1950.

Ivan Gogin, 2016