IRIS Kharg

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The IRIS Kharg

The Kharg (Persian: خارگ‎) was a modified Ol-class fleet replenishment oiler of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, named after Kharg Island. It was launched in 1977 and was delivered to Iran in 1984. On 2 June 2021, Kharg caught fire and sank near Jask in the Gulf of Oman.[1]

Kharg was the largest naval vessel of Iran in terms of tonnage.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iran's biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman - media". Reuters. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. Connell, Michael (31 January 2012), "The Artesh Navy: Iran's Strategic Force", Middle East Institute, retrieved 28 August 2020