Egyptian Navy

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Egyptian Navy
Active1800 - Present (219 years)
CountryEgypt
BranchEgyptian Coast Guard
Egyptian Navy Thunderbolt
Egyptian Naval Aviation
TypeNavy
Size18,500 active (As of 2014)[1]
14,000 Reserve (As of 2014)[1]
32,500 Total (As of 2014)[1]
245 vessels (As of 2014)[2]
Part ofCoat of arms of Egypt (on flag).svg Egyptian Armed Forces
HeadquartersAlexandria
ColoursBlue, Red, White and Black
                
Anniversaries21 October
EquipmentCurrent Fleet
Commanders
Commander in Chief of the NavyVice Admiral Ahmed Khaled Hassan Saeed
Chief of Staff of the NavyRear Admiral Mohamed Abdel Aziz El Sayed
Insignia
Ceremonial Flag
Flag of the Egyptian Navy.svg
InsigniaEgyptian Navy ranks
Aircraft flown
AttackRafale, F-16
Electronic
warfare
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
FighterRafale, F-16

The Egyptian Navy is a branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces. It is the largest navy in the Middle East and Africa. It is also the sixth largest navy in the world by the number of vessels.[3] The navy aims to protect more than 2,000 kilometers of coastline. Its main mission is to support army operations. In 1989, the Egyptian Navy had 18,000 personnel and also 2,000 personnel in the Coast Guard.[4]

Chain of command[change | change source]

officers
Admirals Senior officers Junior officers
Shoulder straps EgyptianNavyInsignia-Admiral-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-ViceAdmiral-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-RearAdmiral-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Commodore-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Captain-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Commander-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-LieutenantCommander-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Lieutenant-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-SubLieutenant-shoulderboard.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Ensign-shoulderboard.svg
Patches Generic-Navy-O11-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O10-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O9-sleeve.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Commodore-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O7-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O5-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O4-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O3-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O2-sleeve.svg Generic-Navy-O1-sleeve.svg
Title Admiral
فريق أول
Vice Admiral
فريق
Rear Admiral
لواء
Commodore
عميد
Captain
عقيد
Commander
مقدم
Lieutenant Commander
رائد
Lieutenant
نقيب
Sub-lieutenant
ملازم أول
Ensign
ملازم
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Under the officers and sailors
Patches EgyptianNavyInsignia-StaffSergeant.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Sergeant.svg EgyptianNavyInsignia-Corporal.svg
Title Chief Petty Officer
رقيب أول
Petty Officer
رقيب
Leading Seaman
عريف
Seaman
جندي
NATO code OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Flags[change | change source]

Flag Ceremonial Flag Pennant
Naval Ensign of Egypt.svg Flag of the Egyptian Navy.svg Navy of Egypt - Masthead pennant.svg

Ranks Flags[change | change source]

Vice-admiral Rear-admiral Senior on the roads
Flag of an Egyptian Navy vice admiral.svg Flag of an Egyptian Navy rear admiral.svg Navy of Egypt - Senior Officer.svg

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 International Institute for Strategic Studies (3 Feb 2014). The Military Balance 2014. London: Routledge. pp. 315–318. ISBN 9781857437225.
  2. "Total Navy Ship Strength by Country".
  3. As of 2014
  4. "Egyptian Navy".

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