Alexandria Shipyard launches Egypt’s first locally built warship

The launching ceremony of the corvette Port-Said, the first modern warship built in Egypt, took place on September 6 in Alexandria at Alexandria Shipyard.

Port-Said is the fifth ship designed by the Naval Group and operated by the Egyptian Navy, after the already delivered FREMM frigate Tahya Misr in 2015, the two Landing Helicopter Docks Nasser and Sadat in 2016 and a similar corvette, Elfateh, in 2017.

The Gowind-class corvette has a total length of 102 metres, beam of 16 metres and displacement of 2,600 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 25 knots, a crew of 65 and a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 15 knots.



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