Iranian ship Kharg

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History
Iran
Name: Kharg
Namesake: Kharg Island
Builder: Swan Hunter, United Kingdom
Laid down: 1976
Launched: 1977
Acquired: 1984
General characteristics
Class and type: Ol-class replenishment ship
Displacement: 33,014 tons full load
Length: 207.15 m (679 ft 8 in)
Beam: 25.1 m (82 ft 4 in)
Height: 25.5 m (83 ft 8 in)
Draught: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 x Westinghouse geared turbines, 20,040 kW (26,870 shp)
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Complement: 248
Crew: 250
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 3 helicopters

The Iranian ship Kharg is a modified Ol-class replenishment oiler of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, named after Kharg Island. Built by Swan Hunter in the United Kingdom and launched in 1977, she was delivered to Iran in 1984.

Service history[edit]

Kharg entered the Suez Canal on 22 February 2011, with the frigate Alvand, on a deployment reported to be a training mission to Latakia, Syria.[1][2][3]

Kharg entered the Suez Canal again, with one other warship on 18 February 2012, after briefly docking at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran warships sail via Suez Canal amid Israeli concern". BBC News. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Londoo, Ernesto; Erdbrink, Thomas (22 February 2011). "Iran hails warships' mission in Mediterranean". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Iranian Naval Vessels Enter Suez Canal. Youtube. Associated Press. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Iran warships enter Mediterranean via Suez Canal". BBC News. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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