Jul 22, 2011

Future of the Bahraini Navy

A very small (but still powerful FAC ships) navy for a very small country

Cartography

Coastline: 161 km (100 mi), a EEZ of 8 884 to 10,225 km2.


Personnal Strenght: +/- 1200


1 Frigate

1 Sabha
(Sabha). 4100 tons, 138 meters (ex US O.H.Perry FFG). Transferred by 1996.

+/- 8 Fast Attack Missiles Crafts
2 Al Manama/Ahmed Al Fateh
(Al Manama, Al Muharraq). 530/630 tons, 63 meters (German TN-62 FAC design). Commissioned by 1988.

4 Ahmad El Fateh (Ahmad El Fateh, Al Jaberi, Abdul Rahman Al Fadel, Al Tameelah). 220/270 tons, 44/46 meters (German TNC 45 FAC design). Commissioned by 1984/1989.

2 Al Riffa
2 Al Riffa (Al Riffa, Hawar). 180/200+ tons, 38+ meters (German FPB/TN-38 FAC design). Commissioned by 1981.

+/- 16 Patrol Boats

2 Al Jarim (Swift 20 foot)
(Al Jarim, Al Jasrah). 33 tons, 19+ meters (US PB design). Commissioned by 1982.

2 Wasp 11
(Saham 1/3). 7+ tons, 11 meters, built by 1983, now status uncertain.

2 Wasp 20
(Dera’a 4/5). 34/36 tons, 17+ meters, built by 1983.

1 Wasp 30
(Al Yusrah). 100+ tons, 29+ meters, built by 1985.

4 Halmatic 20
(Deraa 2, 6/8). 30+ tons, 17+ meters.

1 Halmatic 160 (support craft)
(Safra 3).160+ tons, 26+ meters, built by 1992+

4 Sword
(Saif 1-4). 15 tons, 13+ meters, built by 1980.

+/- 7 Medium/Small Amphibious Crafts
4 LCU 1466

(Mashtan, Rubodh, Suwad, Jaradah). 180/300+ tons, 35+ meters (US LCU design).


1 Tiger hovercraft

(Nijood). 4+ tons, 8 meters, built by 1995.


1 Marine LCU
(Safra 2). 150 tons, 22+ meters (British crafts design), built by 1980, status uncertain ?


1 Ajirah
(Ajirah). 400+ tons, 39+ meters (US LCU design). Built by 1982.


Others
10 wooden motor Dhows for logistics/patrol duties.

Bahraini Coast Guard +/- 260

+/- 22 crafts (15 less than 100 tons).

As usual, It may be that in my opinion, I forgot programs ? (or made few mistakes ?, especially for the auxiliary and smaller ships), then SAID IT ! Feel free to comment and give your opinion !

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