Iran’s Warship Activities Over the Past 10 Months
Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden
5/25/2009 5:43pm IST
Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, quoted by the ISNA news agency, made the announcement five days after Iran said it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), putting Israel and U.S. bases in the area within reach.
Iran said on May 14 it had sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect oil tankers from the world’s fifth-largest crude exporter against attacks by pirates but ISNA did not make clear whether they were among the six Sayyari talked about.
Iranian waters stretch along the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman. Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40 percent of the world’s traded oil is shipped, if it were attacked over its nuclear programme.
“Iran has dispatched six … warships to international waters and the Gulf of Aden region in an historically unprecedented move by the Iranian Navy,” Sayyari told a gathering of armed forces officials, IRNA reported.- Source
Iran’s Second Fleet of Warships Returns to Bushehr
Commander of the Iranian Navy’s second division Rear Admiral Hossein Ashrafi, in a special ceremony held in Bushehr, told reporters that Iran deployed its warships in the region after the start of piracy and repeated cases of insecurity in 2008.
He pointed out that following insecurities in the region, the Iranian commander in chief commissioned the Navy to go to the Aden Gulf waters and provide safe passage for ships in the region.
Ashrafi noted that the Navy’s second fleet of warships was commissioned from Bushehr Port and during the mission it thwarted pirates’ operations against ships carrying Iranian goods.
He added that during the mission, the Iranian flotilla contacted 184 oil and commercial vessels of which 41 were Iranian, adding that monsoon with a speed of 110 kilometers per hour was the main problem experienced during the mission.- Source
Report: Israeli warships on way to Persian Gulf
Sun, 07 Feb 2010 07:48:11 GMT
As Israel keeps threatening the regional countries with war, Egyptian maritime sources say the Israeli navy has deployed two missile ships to the Persian Gulf.
Citing the sources, Yediot Ahronot reported Saturday that two Israeli missile ships passed through the Suez Canal en route to the Red Sea on Thursday morning.
The sources said the ships are expected to reach the Persian Gulf within the next four days.
According to the report, Cairo adopted tight security measures to ensure the safe passage of the Israeli ships through the canal.
The waterway, which had not previously been used by Israeli vessels for intelligence reasons, was traversed for the first time in June 2009 when a Dolphin-class submarine reportedly sailed from the Mediterranean to reach military exercises in the Red Sea.- Source
Egypt approves passage of Iranian warships through Suez Canal despite Israel’s objections
The move, which has been described as ‘provocative’ by Israel’s right-wing foreign minister Avigdor Lieberma, will be the first time Iranian vessels have passed through the canal since the country’s 1979 revolution.
Iran’s request was an early diplomatic test for Egypt’s interim military government, which has close ties to the United States and has been ruling since February 11 when President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in the face of a popular revolt. – More here
Iranian warships make second port call in Saudi Arabia
by J.E. Dyer
An Iranian destroyer and supply ship docked in the Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, marking the second such deployment of an Iranian naval task force in a year.
In early February 2011, the first such task force made a stop in Jeddah on the way to an equally unprecedented visit to the Mediterranean. While in the Med – as anti-regime fervor caught fire in the Arab nations – the Iranian warships visited Latakia, Syria. According to disclosures from a Syrian who recently fled his post with the defense ministry, the Iranian warships in 2011 delivered arms to the Assad regime. – More here
More Military Information About Iran:
Iran’s Military Expenditures and Counts of Their Armies, Military Vehicles and Weapons
The Size of Iran’s Military and Military Capabilities
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
List of current ships of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
How Iran is a Military Nothing despite What Propagandists Say (sadly a commenter slipped in the myth that a lone gunman, Timothy McVeigh, killed a bunch of people all by his lone gunman self, sure).
‘Iran stealth subs could lie in wait to hunt hostile aircraft carriers’ (Jan. 18, 2012)