AORLH Bandar Abbas class light replenishment oilers
The Bandar Abbas Class Part One is a class of naval support vessels of the Islamic Republic of Iran. These German built oilers are now used for patrol duties.
Around 60 wooden and 390 steel ships were launched at the Lühring shipyard in more than 100 years. The family tradition begins with Claus Lühring's great-grandfather, the trained shipbuilder Johann Conrad Lühring. In 1873 he took over the shipyard founded 13 years earlier by Oberhammelwarder Bernhard Reiners. Claus Lühring returned to Brake in 1954. He took over the management and began to construct even ships. In 1972 he was alone after the withdrawal of the father on the bridge. The German shipyards were already in crisis at that time. The Rolandwerft in Bremen went bankrupt in 1972, the German shipyard in Hamburg was closed in 1973. Claus Lühring, meanwhile, relied on innovation instead of sticking his head in the sand. The C. Lühring shipyard had to declare bankruptcy in 1988.
The Iranian Navy dispatched its 14th flotilla of warships to the Gulf of Aden in May 2011 month to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against Somali pirates. The 14th fleet of warships is comprised of IRI Bandar Abbas Warship and IRI Shahid Naqdi Destroyer. The flotilla of Iranian warships repelled a pirate attack on an Iranian cargo ship after an hour-long crossfire in the Northern Indian Ocean. According to a statement issued by the Navy's Public Relations Office on Tuesday, the Navy's 14th fleet of warships initiated timely action after it received an alert from Iranian cargo ship, 'Attar', and managed to thwart the pirates' attack after 55 minutes of clashes.
The 32nd fleet of the Iranian Navy left the country's southern port of Bandar Abbas for the Gulf of Aden to provide security for shipping lines in the region. The fleet of warships, which includes the Jamaran destroyer and Bushehr logistic vessel, left Bandar Abbas on 04 Novebmer 2014. The flotilla sailed through the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Bandar Jask, the Sea of Oman, Makran region, north of the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the strait of Bab al-Mandab.
|Type||AOE - Fast Combat Support Ship|
|Displacement||4,673 tons full load|
|Dimensions Length||108 meters / 354 feet|
|Beam||16.6 meters / 54.5 feet|
|Draft||4.5 meters/ 14.5 feet)|
|Propulsion||2 MAN R6V diesels, 2 shafts, 12,000 bhp,|
|Aviation||aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 light helo|
|Sensors||Decca 1229 - (BPS-02) Radar|
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