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IRANIAN NAVY (IRAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFT

SHAHROKH coastal minesweepers (1959-1962)

Shahrokh 1975

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
شهرخ <Shahrokh> 31, 1976- 301 Bellingham SY, USA   1959 10/1959 unarmed TS 1998
شهبز <Shahbaz> 32 Bellingham SY, USA   22/11/1958 9/1959 fire 1975
سمرف، سمرق، سمر <Simorgh> 33, 1976- 302 Tacoma BB, USA   3/3/1961 9/1961 sunk 1981
كركس <Karkas> 34, 1976- 303 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA   1962 5/1962 sunk 1982-1988

 

Displacement light, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

880

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

Decca 707 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: USN Adjutant class coastal minesweepers, built under MDAP.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Shahbaz was lost through fire in 1975. Simorgh and Karkas were lost during Iran-Iraq war.

Simorgh 1975

Ivan Gogin, 2016