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Hejaz class / Iran Hormuz-21

This class, of Dutch origin, is very very poorly characterized in the open literature. It is frequently confabulated with the Ajr class, which is of Japanese origin. Local versions in commercial service are designated as the MIG-S-5000 class, which some sources report as a separate class. No [photographs are readily available.

One class active in the mine laying role were 3 Hejaz class (formerly Iran Hormuz-21 class) landing ships, delivered between 1984 and 1985 from the Netherlands for commercial purposes as in the case of the Iran Ajr. While the exact nature of their role was uncertain, they were listed part of the active force in 2008 and could be easily converted to mine laying duties. By 2014 the Iranian Navy had adapted two Hejaz class LSTs for minelaying. The IISS estimated it had 2 Hejaz with mine-laying capacity

These Iranian landing ships were originally purchased as merchant ships from the Netherlands. The hull is constructed along freight barge lines and has a bow ramp. The cargo capacity of the HEJAZ class, some 600 tons, is the same as the purpose-built HENGAM-class tank landing ships (LST ), but this class is smaller and likely a less flexible ship.

Ship List
# Name Yard Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
# 1985
# 1985
# 1985

Displacement, full 2,274 tons fully loaded
Displacement, light 614 tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A meters / feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam meters / feet
Draft meters / feet
Height meters / feet
Propulsion Type
Number of Main Engine(s)
Main Engine builder
Main Model
Main RPM
Main power
Speed, maximum knots
Speed, Cruise Knots
Range nautical miles at knots
Stores endurance days
Weapons Systems ??
Aviation none
Cargo 600 tons

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