Dabur-class patrol boat

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Israeli Dabur (number 860) in bay of Eilat
Class overview
Name: Dabur
Builders: Sewart Seacraft (12 boats)
Succeeded by: Dvora class fast patrol boat
In commission: 1970[1]
General characteristics
Type: fast patrol boat
Displacement: 35 tons (45 tons loaded)[2]
Length: 19.80 m (65.0 ft)
Beam: 5.80 m (19.0 ft)
Draft: 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in)
Installed power: 2400 hp[2]
Propulsion: 2x diesel General Motors type 12V71
Speed: Max Speed: 29 knots
Patrol Speed: 21 knots
Range: at Max Speed: 540 NM
at Patrol Speed: 560 NM
Crew: 6-9
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Decca 926 radar
Armament: 2 x Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, 2 x 12.7mm Machine Gun, Carl Gustav recoilless rifle,
2 x 324mm torpedo tubes for the Mark 46 torpedo and depth charges[3]

The Dabur class is a class of patrol boats built at the Sewart Seacraft shipyard in the United States for the Israeli Navy, and by IAI-Ramta.

Dabur boats' first battle engagements were made in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. During the war, two Dabur boats attacked an Egyptian commando force in its own port at Marse Telemat and destroyed speed boats and rubber dinghies just as they were preparing for attacks on Israeli targets in the Sinai Peninsula.[1][4]


Former operators[edit]

Preceded by
Dabur class patrol boat Succeeded by
Dvora class fast patrol boat


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  4. ^ Rabinovich, Abraham (1988). The Boats of Cherbourg. New York: Seaver Books/Henry Holt. pp. 245–250. ISBN 0-8050-0680-X. 
  5. ^ Rebublic of Fiji Military Forces
  6. ^ Hoy and Ostrovsky, By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer (1990), p. 304.

Further reading[edit]

  • Claire Hoy and Victor Ostrovsky, By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer, St. Martin’s Press, New York 1990. ISBN 0-9717595-0-2