Iranian missile boat Joshan (2006)

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Name: Joshan
Builder: Iran
In service: 22 September 2006
Identification: P224
Status: In service as of 2007
General characteristics
Class and type: Kaman/Sina class fast attack craft
Displacement: 275 tons full load
Length: 47 m (154 ft)
Beam: 7.1 m (23 ft)
Draught: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 4 diesels, 4 shafts, 14,400 bhp (10,700 kW)
Speed: 45 kn (83 km/h; 52 mph)
Complement: 31

Joshan (Persian: جوشن‎), hull number P224 is an Iranian fast attack/patrol missile boat claimed by the Iranian government as one of the best PT boats in the world.[1] It was named for a vessel that was sunk by missiles fired from the US warships USS Wainwright and USS Simpson during Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf on 18 April 1988.

Joshan's launch was timed to coincide with Sacred Defense Week (22–28 September) and took place at Noshahr’s Imam Khomeini Marine Sciences University.[2]

The vessel has a claimed speed of over 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph),[3] and according to Iran's Navy commander Admiral Kouchaki:

...enjoys the world's latest technology, specially with regard to its military, electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles.[4]

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  1. ^ "Iran-Made PT Boat Launches Mission". FARS News Agency. 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2007-01-28.
  2. ^ "Leader: Nation Has Bright Future". Iran Daily. 2006-09-21. Archived from the original on 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  3. ^ "Iran's up-to-date PT boat joins navy". People's Daily Online. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  4. ^ "Iran-Made PT Boat Launches Mission". FARS News Agency. 2006-09-20. Archived from the original on 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

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