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Name: KHARG
Type: Naval Replenishment Tanker
Launched: 03/02/1977
Completed: 04/1980
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Yard
Yard Number: 98
Dimensions: 20540grt, 9608nrt, 20120dwt, 207.1 x 26.6 x 25.5metres
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 26870shp
Engines by: Westinghouse Electric Company, Sunnyvale, California
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 21.5knots
Reg Number: (IMO: 7500633)
History:
04/1980 Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran
No later history known
Comments: Ordered by the Government of Iran prior to the revolution of 02/1979
1980: Armament of 1 x 76mm gun removed before delivery
Capable of carrying 2 x helicopters with hangar facilities
1984: Delivery delayed due to Iraq-Iran War
1993: Re-armed with 1 x 76mm, 2 x 2 x 23mm guns


Above photo is courtesy of John Bage

Above photo, dated 07/04/1980, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo, dated 16/07/1984, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo is copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo is copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo is copyright of Ken Lubi

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