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IRIN Damavand (77)

Frigate Warship [ 2015 ]

IRIN Damavand, laid down in 2007, represents one of the newer additions to the modern Iranian Navy - the vessel was commissioned in March of 2015.

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The Moudge-class is a frigate warship group developed and constructed by local Iranian industry. It serves the modern Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) with seven total vessels were planned for the series: three having been completed, four under construction (as of December 2018), and two in active service. IRIN Damavand (F-77) makes up one of the group's number, the third of the class to be launched (2013). She was heavily damaged in a January 2018 incident which has subsequently removed her from active service with the IRIN.

Displacement runs 1,500 tons. Dimensions of the vessel include a running length of 310 feet, a beam of 36.4 feet, and a draught of 10.7 feet. Drive power is from 2 x 10,000 horsepower output engines coupled with 4 x Diesel generators giving the vessel a maximum speed of 30 knots in ideal conditions. Aboard is a complement of about 130 to 140 personnel.

Armament consists of 1 x 76mm Fajr-77 turreted deck gun over the forecastle, 4 x Qader Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs), 2 x Mehrab Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs), 1 x 40mm Anti-Aircraft (AA) gun, 2 x 23mm AA autocannons , and 2 x 324mm triple torpedo tubes.

Her outward design is conventional with modern fighting frigates. The turret is in the "A" position towards the bow with the helipad at the stern (supporting a single medium-lift transport/Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter). The bridge section is of a low profile design with an exposed mast seated just aft. Aft of this is a radar fit and enclosed, low-profile smoke funnel. The helipad makes up the last section of the ship.

January 2018 - IRIN Damavand struck the breakwater at Bandar-e-Anzali on January 10th, 2018 and ultimately sank due to the extensive damage. It will most likely be struck from active status with the Iranian Navy as a result.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

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In Active Service.


Sahand (74); Jamaran (76); Damavand (77); Dena (); Unnamed (); Sahand (74); Unnamed (); Unnamed ()

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

308.0 ft
93.88 m
36.4 ft
11.09 m
10.7 ft
3.26 m

Installed Power: 4 x Diesel generators with 2 x Diesel turbine engines developing 10,000 horsepower (each) while driving 2 x Shafts..
Surface Speed
30.0 kts
(34.5 mph)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 76mm Fajr-77 turreted deck gun.
4 x Qader Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs).
2 x Mehrab Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs).
1 x 40mm Anti-Aircraft (AA) gun.
2 x 23mm AA guns.
2 x 324mm Triple torpedo tubes.

Supported Types

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1 x Bell 214 series anti-ship helicopter (or similar).

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