Iranian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships

Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Shahid Soleimani Class missile catamaran LOA ca. 220′ / 67.1 m (3 building as of 2022) will be IRGC operated.
Shahid Soleimani missile corvette Qeshm island 2022
This view of the Qeshm Island shipyards also shows one of three Shahid Soleimani Class missile catamarans building , while a different naval catamaran at top right. Less is known about this type, but HI Sutton has stated it appears to have missile cut-outs at the stern, and clearly lacks any flight facilities.
Bayandor Class (US PF-103 design, built for Iran) LOA 276′ / 84.1 m TDISP 1,100 tons (2 active, 2 lost, service since 1963)
IRIS Bayandor 81 conducting drills with Russian naval units, 2019 Credit: Ali Khara, Mehr News Agency / CC BY
IRIS Naghdi 82 (1963)
IRIS Naghdi 82 Credit: Iran Front Page / CC BY
IRIS Naghdi 82 (1963)
IRIS Hamzeh corvette (formerly Imperial Yacht Shahsavar) (1936) LOA 176′ / 53.6 m TDISP 580 tons. Built in the Netherlands. This yacht was converted into a training ship and patrol boat armed with C-802 anti-ship missiles (visible in cut-outs on stern deck) and light guns.
IRIS Hamzeh 802 Credit: / CC BY
La Combattante IIa Class Fast Attack Boats LOA 154′ / 46.9 m TDISP 260 tons. IRGC operated. The Iranian names for this class is the Kaman and Sina, which are slight variants. (16 across two types, more under construction. 3 were sunk by US forces during the 1988 raids)
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Council (Navy) ship Kaman (Combattante II) Class Gardouneh P-229, on a routine patrol in the Arabian Gulf, 2001. NARA: US Navy Official 330-CFD-DN-SD-05-00553(PH2 Andrew Meyers)
Hendijan class also considered tenders. LOA 154′ / 46.9 m TDISP 420 tons (12 active, service since 1990) Hendijan class Bandar Abbas 2021
Kayvan (Cape) Class LOA 95′ / 29 m TDISP 150 tons (3 built in US 1950s, possibly still active) Cape class PV Bandar Abbas 2021 Continue to Landing Ships
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