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List of ships of the Israeli Sea Corps

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Fleet

Destroyers

Z class destroyers

* INS Eilat (K-40) - Formerly HMS Zealous (R39)

**Purchased from United Kingdom in 1955

**Commissioned in July 1956

**Sunk by P-15 Termit (SS-N-2 Styx) missiles fired from Egyptian missile boats, on 21 October 1967 (just before the War of Attrition)

* INS Yaffo (K-42) - Formerly HMS Zodiac (R54) - Retired

**Purchased from UK in 1955

**Commissioned in July 1956

**Expended in 1970, being used as a target in Gabriel missile trials

Hunt class escort destroyers

* INS Haifa (K-38) - Formerly HMS Mendip (L60)

**Captured from Egypt on 31 October 1956

**Commissioned in 1957

**Retired

Frigates

River class frigates

* INS Mivtach (K-28) - Formerly HMCS Orkney (K448)

** Commissioned in April 1949

** Sold to Sri Lanka in 1959

* INS Misgav (K-30) - Formerly HMCS Strathadam (K682)

** Commissioned in 1950

** Retired in late 1960s, was used as a target in Looz / Gabriel missile trials

* INS Miznak (K-32) - Formerly HMCS Hallowell (K666)

** Commissioned in 1952

** Sold to Sri Lanka in 1959

Corvettes

Flower class corvettes

* INS HaShomer (K-18) - Formerly HMCS Beauharnois (K540)

** Former clandestine immigration ship

** Commissioned on 9 June 1948

** Retired in late 1950s

* INS Hagana (K-20) - Formerly HMCS Norsyd (K520)

** Former clandestine immigration ship

** Commissioned on 18 July 1948

** Retired in late 1950s

Sa'ar 5-class corvettes

* INS Eilat (501) (1994) - Active

* INS Lahav (502) (1994) - Active

* INS Hanit (503) - Active

Missile boats

Sa'ar 2-class missile boats (Mivtach class) - based on German Jaguar class, built in France

* INS Mivtach (311) (converted from Sa'ar 1-class) - Retired, currently on display in the Clandestine Immigration and Sea Corps Museum, Haifa

* INS Miznak (312) (converted from Sa'ar 1-class) - Retired

* INS Misgav (313) (converted from Sa'ar 1-class) - Retired

* INS Eilat (321) - Retired

* INS Haifa (322) - Retired

* INS Akko (323) - Retired

Sa'ar 3-class missile boats - built in France

* INS Sa'ar (331) (Storm) - Retired

* INS Sufa (332) (Storm) - Retired

* INS Gaash (333) (Volcano) - Retired

* INS Herev (341) (Sword) - Retired

* INS Hanit (342) (Spear) - Sold to Chile in 1988

* INS Hetz (343) (Arrow) - Sold to Chile in 1988

Sa'ar 4-class missile boats (Reshef class) - designed and built by Israel Shipyards Ltd.

* INS Reshef (1973) - Sold to Chile in 1997

* INS Keshet - Sold to Chile in 1981

* INS Romah - Sold to Chile in 1979

* INS Kidon - Converted to Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boat in 1994

* INS Tarshish (1975) - Sold to Chile in 1997

* INS Yaffo - Converted to Saar 4.5 class in 1998

* INS Nitzachon - Active

* INS Atzmaut - Active

* INS Moledet - Sold to Sri-Lanka in 2000

* INS Komemiyut - Sold to Sri-Lanka in 2000

Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boats (Aliya subclass) - designed and built by Israel Shipyards Ltd.

* INS Aliya - Sold to Mexico in July 2004

* INS Geula - Sold to Mexico in July 2004

Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boats (Hetz subclass) - designed and built by Israel Shipyards Ltd.

* INS Romah - Active

* INS Keshet - Active

* INS Hetz - Active

* INS Kidon (converted from Sa'ar 4-class) - Active

* INS Tarshish (1995) - Active

* INS Yaffo (converted from Sa'ar 4-class) - Active

* INS Herev - Active

* INS Sufa - Active

Grumman M161 hydrofoil

* INS Shimrit

** Built by Grumman

* INS Shlomit

** Built in Israel

Patrol Boats

INS HaPortsim (M-17)

* Commissioned in July 1948

* Retired

INS Palmach (M-19)

* Purchased from British mandate government

* Commissioned in July 1948

* Retired

INS Dror (M-21), INS Saar (M-23)

* Purchased from British mandate government

* Commissioned in June 1948

* Retired

INS Galia (M-31) - Former German patrol boat

* Commissioned in August 1948

* Retired

INS Tirtsa (M-35)

* Purchased in Cyprus

* Commissioned in August 1948

* Retired

Netz class boats - Retired

Yatush class patrol boats - Retired

Bertram class patrol boats - Retired

Dabur class patrol boats - 12 built by Sewart Seacraft, the rest by IAI-Ramta - 34 adopted in 1973-77, 15 active, numbers in a 860-920 range.

Super Dvora class fast patrol boats - built by IAI-Ramta

* Super Dvora Mk I - 9 adopted from 1988, 9 active, numbers 811-819

* Super Dvora Mk II - 4 adopted from 1996, 4 active, numbers 820-823

* Super Dvora Mk III - 6 ordered

Shaldag class fast patrol boats

* Shaldag Mk II - 2 ordered

Nachshol class patrol boats (Stingray Interceptor-2000) - built by Stingray Marine - 3 adopted (1997-98), 3 active

Other warships

INS Eilat (A-16) - Formerly USCGC Northland (WPG-49) icebreaker

* Former clandestine immigration ship

* Commissioned on 21 May 1948, becoming the first warship of the Israeli Sea Corps

* Renamed to Matspen in 1957

* Retired in 1962

INS HaTikvah (K-22)

* Former clandestine immigration ship

* Commissioned on 9 June 1948

* Retired after a brief service

INS Maoz (K-24) - Formerly USS Cythera (PY-31) patrol yacht

* Former clandestine immigration ship

* Commissioned in September 1948

* Retired

INS Nogah (K-26) - Formerly US Navy submarine chaser

* Purchased from USA

* Commissioned in October 1948

* Retired in 1952

INS Nogah 2 (K-22) - Formerly USS PC-1188 submarine chaser

* Purchased from USA

* Arrived in 1953

* Retired in late 1960s

Saar 1 class boats - based on German Jaguar class, built in France

* INS Mivtach (311) - Converted to Saar 2 class missile boat

* INS Miznak (312) - Converted to Saar 2 class missile boat

* INS Misgav (313) - Converted to Saar 2 class missile boat

Landing ships

P-25, P-33 - built in Germany

* Purchased in Italy

* Commissioned in 1948

* Retired in 1957

P-31

* Purchased in Italy

* Commissioned in August 1948

* Retired after a brief service

LCT class

* INS Gush Etsion / Prato (P-39)

** Purchased in Italy

** Commissioned in July 1948

** Retired in 1957

LCI class

* INS Ramat Rachel (P-51), INS Nitsanim (P-53)

** Commissioned in December 1948 / January 1949

** Retired in late 1950s

INS Bat-Sheva

* Purchased in 1968-69

* Retired in 1990s, sunk during a missile trials

LSM-1 class

* INS Sheva (P-91), INS Ofir (P-93), INS Tarshish (P-95)

** Purchased in 1970

** Retired in 1973-74

Kishon class landing ships - built in Israel

* INS Etzion Gever (P-51), INS Shikmona (P-53), INS Caesarea (P-55)

**Retired by 1991

Ashdod class landing ships - built in Israel in 1966-67

* INS Ashdod (P-61)

** Retired in 2001

* INS Ashkelon (P-63), INS Achziv (P-65)

** Retired in 1999

Support ships

INS Bat Yam

INS Bat Galim

INS Drom Afrika (Sh-29)

INS Hana Senesh

* Commissioned in 1948

* Retired

INS Keshet - cargo ship

INS Nir - alongside tender

INS Nahariya - alongside tender

78-ton tugs - built in Israel

Submarines

S Class submarines - Purchased from UK

* INS Tanin (Ts-71) (Alligator) - Formerly HMS Springer (P264)

** Commissioned in December 1959

** Retired

* INS Rahav (Ts-73) - Formerly HMS Sanguine (P266)

** Commissioned in May 1960

** Retired

T Class submarines - Purchased from UK in 1964

* INS Leviathan (Ts-75) (Whale) - Formerly HMS Turpin (P354)

** Commissioned in 1967

** Retired

* INS Dakar (Ts-77) - Formerly HMS Totem (P352)

** Lost at sea in 1968

* INS Dolphin (Ts-79) - Formerly HMS Truncheon (P353)

** Commissioned in 1968

** Retired

Gal Class - Modified German 206A type submarine, built in UK

* INS Gal (Wave)

** Commissioned in 1976

** Retired

* INS Tanin (Alligator)

** Commissioned in 1977

** Retired

* INS Rahav

** Commissioned in 1977

** Retired

Dolphin Class - Type 800 coastal submarines - built in Germany

* INS Dolphin

** Commissioned in 1999

** Active

* INS Leviathan

** Commissioned in 1999

** Active

* INS Tekumah (Rising)

** Commissioned in 2000

** Active

On August 25, 2006, Israel signed a deal with Germany to purchase two nuclear-capable Dolphin class submarines, a deal valued at $1.3 billion, with Germany financing one-third of the total cost. [*]

Commando boats

Dolphin type underwater craft

Maiale (pig) type underwater craft

Snunit boats

Zaharon boats

Moulit boats

Morena rigid-hulled inflatable boats

External links

Official website

Israeli Sea Corps Legacy website

World Navies Today: Israel

HNSA Ship Page: INS Mivtach

HNSA Ship Page: INS Af Al Pi Chen

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