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LIBYAN NAVY (LIBYA)

COASTAL FORCES

BEIR GRASSA fast attack craft (missile) (1982-1983)

Beir Grassa 1982

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
بير جرسا [Beir Grassa], 1983- شرارة [Sharara] P518, 1983- 518   CMN, Cherborg, France 13/3/1978 28/6/1979 9/2/1982 non-operational 2011
بير جزر [Beir Gzir], 1983- شهاب [Shehab] P519, 1983- 522   CMN, Cherborg, France 10/6/1978 22/1/1980 4/3/1982 damaged 5/2011, abandoned
بير جتف [Beir Gtifa], 1983- وهج [Wahag] P520, 1983- 524   CMN, Cherborg, France 30/1/1979 20/5/1980 29/5/1982 damaged 5/2011, abandoned
بير جلولد [Beir Glulud], 1983- واحد [Waheed] P521, 1983- 526   CMN, Cherborg, France 20/10/1979 30/9/1980 8/9/1982 sunk 24/3/1986
بير الجندل [Beir Algandula], 1983- شوي [Shouaiai] P522, 1983- 528   CMN, Cherborg, France 12/9/1979 14/1/1981 2/11/1982 damaged 5/2011, abandoned
بير قطعته [Beir Ktitat], 1983- سهولة [Shoula] P523, 1983- 532   CMN, Cherborg, France 17/12/1979 3/1981 29/10/1982 damaged 5/2011, abandoned
بير الكريم [Beir Alkarim], 1983- شافك [Shafak] P524, 1983- 534   CMN, Cherborg, France 11/3/1980 23/6/1981 17/12/1982 in service (2019)
بير الكردم [Beir Alkardmen], 1983- بارك [Bark] P525, 1983- 536   CMN, Cherborg, France 9/6/1980 6/10/1981 11/3/1983 non-operational 2011
بير الكور [Beir Alkur], 1983- رد [Rad] P526, 1983- 538   CMN, Cherborg, France 20/10/1980 30/11/1981 19/5/1983 damaged 5/2011, abandoned
بير القصة [Beir Alkuesat], 1983- لهيب [Laheeb] P527, 1983- 542   CMN, Cherborg, France 20/1/1981 9/1/1982 29/7/1983 damaged 5/2011, abandoned

 

Displacement standard, t

258

Displacement full, t

311

Length, m

46.2 pp 49.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.10

Draught, m

2.00

No of shafts

4

Machinery

4 MTU MD20V538 TB91 diesels

Power, h. p.

18000

Max speed, kts

39

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(15)

Armament

2 x 2 Otomat Mk 1 SSM (4 Otomat Mk 1), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 1 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors Compact Twin 40

Sensors

Triton II, Castor IIB, Decca radars

Complement

27

Ship project history: 'Combattante IIG' type boats, ordered in 1977. Delay in commission of this class explains by the French embargo on arms sales to Libya, imposed because of Libyan intervention into Chad.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Waheed was sunk 24/3/1986 by forces of the US 6th Fleet in the Gylf of Syrth. Shehab, Wahag, Shouaiai, Shoula, Rad and Laheeb were damaged by NATO aircraft during raids in May 2011 and abandoned.

Wahag 2010

Ivan Gogin, 2019