INS Eilat (501)

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INS Eilat
Name: Eilat
Builder: Northrop Grumman by Ingalls Shipbuilding
Launched: February 1993
Commissioned: 21 May 1994[1]
Status: Active
Badge: Isnavelat.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Sa'ar 5-class corvette
Length: 85.64 m (280.97 ft)
Beam: 11.88 m (38.98 ft)
Draft: 3.17 m (10.40 ft)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km)
  • 64 officers and crewmen
  • 10 aircrew
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: Eurocopter Panther
Aviation facilities: Helipad and helicopter hangar

INS Eilat (501) is a Sa'ar 5-class corvette of the Israeli Navy that was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in 1993. She is one of three Sa'ar 5-class corvettes in service with the Israeli Navy and her homeport is Haifa, Israel.[2] The contract for the construction of the three ships of the class was signed in the early 1980s. Eilat was the first of the three ships to be launched and commissioned, being the first in her class.


  1. ^ "INS Eilat". Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Archived from the original on March 23, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  2. ^ Toppan, Andrew. "World Navies today: Israel". World Navies today. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

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