Iran’s First Warship Returns Home


The Jamaran destroyer returned home on Sunday, December 18, after the completion of its 70-day mission to international waters and moored in the port city of Bandar Abbas, in the southern province of Hormozgan.

The Iranian Navy’s 16th fleet of warships, comprised of the Jamaran destroyer and the Bandar Abbas gunboat, set sail for the north of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden on October 9. It was the first mission of the Jamaran in international waters.

The purpose of the mission was announced to be providing security for Iranian merchant vessels, commercial ships, and tankers in the open seas.

The Jamaran is the first domestically manufactured destroyer. It can carry helicopters and is equipped with torpedoes. It is 94 meters long and weighs over 1,500 tons. The warship is capable of engaging in surface, air, and undersea warfare, Tehran Times reported.


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