Libyan frigate Dat Assawari

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Name: Dat Assawari
Operator: Libyan Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Laid down: 27 September 1968
Launched: 13 October 1969
Commissioned: 1 February 1973
Status: ?
General characteristics
Class and type: Vosper Mk 7
Type: frigate
Displacement: 1,325 tons standard, 1,625 tons full load
Length: 100.6 m
Beam: 11 m
Draught: 3.4 m
Speed: 37.5 knots (17 knots diesels only)
Range: 5700 NM - at 17 knots
Crew: 132
Sensors and
processing systems:
DeccaTM1229 radar, Ran 10S radar, Diodon Sonar, Selenia Ran 12x combat data information system

The Dat Assawari was a frigate operated by the Libyan Navy. The ship was built by VT Group in Britain. It was ordered in February 1968 and delivered in 1973. The ship's design, the Vosper Mk 7 is a modified version of the Alvand class frigate built for the Iranian Navy. The ship had an extensive refit in Italy by CNR Riva Trigoso 1979-80 when new sensors and missiles (as listed in table above) were installed. A further refit was completed in 1990. The current operational status of the ship is unclear


  • Conway's All the World's Fighting ships 1947-1995