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    * Iranian frigate Alborz *

    ناوچه ایرانی البرز

    (Wikipedia) - Iranian frigate Alborz Career (Iran) General characteristics
    Name: Alborz (F-72)
    Namesake: Zaal
    Ordered: 1960
    Builder: Vickers, Barrow
    Yard number: 1080
    Laid down: 3 March 1968
    Launched: 4 March 1969
    Commissioned: 1 March 1971
    Renamed: Alborz, 1985
    Namesake: Alborz mountain range
    Homeport: Bandar-Abbas
    Status: in active service, as of 2014
    Class & type: Alvand-class frigate
    Displacement: 1,100 tons (1,540 tons full load)
    Length: 94.5 m (310 ft)
    Beam: 11.07 m (36 ft)
    Draught: 3.25 m (10.5 ft)
    Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 Paxman Ventura cruising diesels, 3,800 bhp, 17 knots (31 km/h) 2 Rolls Royce Olympus TM2 boost gas turbines, 46,000 shp, 39 knots (72 km/h)
    Speed: 39 knots (72 km/h) max
    Range: 5,000 nmi (9,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
    Complement: 125-146
    Armament: 4 x C-802 anti-ship missiles 1 × 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mark 8 gun 1 x twin 35 mm AAA, 2 x single 20 mm AAA 2 × 81 mm mortars 2 × 0.50cal machine guns 1 x Limbo ASW mortar 2 x triple 12.75 in torpedo tubes

    Iranian frigate Alborz (in Persian البرز), a British-made Vosper Mark V class frigate (also known as Alvand class frigate), was commissioned in 1971 as part of a four-ship order.

    The ship was originally called Zaal, named after Zaal, a mythical warrior of ancient Iran (son of Sām and father of Rostam) and an important character in the Shahnameh. But after the Islamic Revolution it was renamed Alborz, after the Alborz mountain range.

    On 1 June 1987 the Alborz stopped a large bulk carrier (the Vevey) and searched it for possible war material for Iraq. Although this was within the Iranian captain''s right to do so under international law, this became known as the first search-and-seizure of the Iran–Iraq War.

    In January 2010 the ship was commissioned to the Gulf of Aden, to help protect ships from Somali Piracy.

  • ^ a b c d e "Zaal (6132432)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 9 December 2009. (subscription required)
  • ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20051109101102/http://www.geocities.com/nmdecke/NavalOOB.html
  • ^ http://navsci.berkeley.edu/ns12b/Documents/Vincennes%20Case%20Study.doc
  • ^ http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=116618&sectionid=351020101
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