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The Saam-class frigates are a class of four frigates built for the Republic of Iran Navy.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Frigate
  • Service Period: 1968-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 310 feet (94.49 meters)
    • Beam: 36 feet (10.97 meters)
    • Draft: 10 feet 6 inches (3.2 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,100 tons (Standard); 1,540 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 136
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x Paxman Ventura cruising diesels 3,800 bhp
    • 2 x Rolls Royce Olympus TM-3A boost gas turbines 46,000 shp (34,000 kW) on 2 shafts
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 17 knots (31.48 km/h) on diesel engines; 39 knots (72.23 km/h) on gas turbines
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AWS-1 Air Search RDF
    • Type 174 Hull mounted ASDIC
    • RTN-10X Fire control RDF x 2
    • RDL-2AC intercept RDF
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Mk.8 Mod 0 4.5"/55-caliber naval gun
    • 1 x twin 35mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun
    • 1 x 5-cell Sea Killer SSM Launcher
    • 1 x 3-cell Sea Cat AAM Launcher
    • 1 x triple barrel Mk.10 Limbo ASW mortar launcher
    • 2 x 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes
    • 4 x 20mm machine guns
    • 2 x 12.7mm machine guns

Unit RunEdit

  • RIS Saam
  • RIS Zaal
  • RIS Rostam
  • RIS Faramarz
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