Egyptian Navy

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Egyptian Navy
Active 1800 - Present (218 years)
Country Egypt
Branch Egyptian Coast Guard
Egyptian Navy Thunderbolt
Egyptian Naval Aviation
Type Navy
Size 18,500 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 of Coat of arms of Egypt (on flag).svg Egyptian Armed Forces
Headquarters Alexandria
Colours Blue, Red, White and Black
                
Anniversaries 21 October
Equipment Current Fleet
Commanders
Commander in Chief of the Navy Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled Hassan Saeed
Chief of Staff of the Navy Rear Admiral Mohamed Abdel Aziz El Sayed
Insignia
Ceremonial Flag
Flag of the Egyptian Navy.svg
Insignia Egyptian Navy ranks
Aircraft flown
Attack Rafale, F-16
Electronic
warfare
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
Fighter Rafale, 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

Other 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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