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Egyptian Navy ships 1827-1838.


Ship Name

Launched

Design gun
number

Actually
carried
(12/1837)

Note

Aké

1833

136/104
104-30

100-30 pdrs.

Built as a 136 gun ship, but cut down one deck.
Built at Alexandria.
Dimensions : 212 (wl.) x 58 ft.
(tonnage 3800 tons?).

Masr

1832

136/104
68-30,
36-30c.

68-30 pdrs.
34-30c. pdrs.

Built as a 136 gun ship, but cut down one deck.
Built at Alexandria.
Dimensions : 212 (wl.) x 58 ft.
(tonnage 3800 tons?).

Aleppo
(ex Koniah)

1837

100
66-30,
34-30c.

new

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.

Homs

1833

100
66-30,
34-30c.

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.

Iskander

1832

98
64-30,
34-30c.

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.

 

Mahalet-el- Koubra

1831

100
66-30,
34-30c.

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.

Mansourah

1831

96
64-30,
32-30c.

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.

Barecham

1838

new

Accidentally burnt 22.5 1838, while fitting for sea.
Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).

Fayoum

1838

new

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).

Benisouef

1838

new

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).

Beylan

1835

92
60-30,
32-30c.

86
58-30,
28-30c.

Beylan was rated as 80 guns.
Built at Alexandria.

Aboukir

1832

88
58-30,
30-30c.

58-30

Rated as 74 guns.
Built at Alexandria.
(Burthen 2700 tons)
(tonnage 2000). Crew 800

Frigates

Africa

1810

30

Built in England 1810. Became to Alexandria 1812.

Burnt by Kanaris at Naxos in 1824.
Orginally armed with 30 bronze cannon.

Souria

1819

?

58

Lost in battle of Navarin 1827.
Built at Alexandria.

Ihsanieh

1824

?

58

Gift of the Sultan.

Lost in battle of Navarin 1827.
Built at Rhodes.

Murchid-i-Gihad

1826

?

60

Lost in battle of Navarin 1827.
Built at Marseilles.

Sir-I Gihad

1826

?

60
30-24,
30-24c.

Of the four frigates at Navarin only Sir-I Gihad survived.
Built at Livorno.
(tonnage 1700 tons / crew 500-620).

Bahireh

1827

60
30-24,
30-24c.

60
30-24,
30-24c.

Built at Marseilles.
(tonnage 1800 tons / crew 550-650).

Raschid

1827

60
30-24,
30-24c.

60
30-24,
30-24c.

Built at Venice.
(tonnage 1700 tons / crew 500-620).

Gafferieh

1828

60

60
(1833)

Destroyed by fire at Alexandria in february 1834.

Built at Livorno.
(tonnage 1800 tons / crew 550-650).

Damietta

1830

56
28-24,
28-24c.

52 (1833)
56 (1837)
028-24,
28-24c.

Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 1400 tons / crew 400-500).

Kafrecheick

1830
acquired

?

60
(1833)

Launched 1828 as the merchantmen “Kola”.
Acquired 1830.
Dirarmed  in transport service.
Built at Archangel.
Captured RN 1840.
(tonnage 1700 tons / crew 500-620).

Mouftagehad
(ex Algerian)

1831
acquired

?

48 (1833)

Orginally Algerine frigate, which taken by French
when occupation Algiers.
Guns when acquired : 28-18, 28-12.
Disarmed as transport service.
(tonnage 1200 tons, crew 400-450)

Menoufieh

1836

60-30

60-30

Built at Alexandria.

Corvettes/cutters

Fuah

1829

(28)

Built at Alexandria.
Lost at Crete in 1833.

Damanhour

1838

26

Built at Alexandria

Géhabdeker

1838*

22

Built at Genoa. Guns was carronades.

Talingnigéhad

1838*

22

Built at Marseille. Guns was carronades.

Génabahari

1838*

22

Built at Genoa. Guns was carronades.

Tantah

1831

24

Built at Alexandria. Guns 24-24c.

Sacka

1838*

22

Built at Livorno. Guns was carronades.

Semendigéhad

1838*

20

Built at La Ciotat. Guns was carronades.

Chaendria

1838*

22

Built at Italy. Guns was carronades.

Chabasgéhad

1838*

16

Built at La Ciotat. Guns was carronades.

Washington

1838*

20

Built at Bordcaux. Guns was carronades.

Bédigéhad

1838*

16

Built at Alexandria. Guns was carronades.

Timsah

1838*

16

Built at Marseille. Guns was carronades.

Cutter de Plaisir
de Son Altesse

1835

12

Built at Alexandria.
This vessel was “Pleasure cutter of his Highness”

Egyptian
(paddle steamer)

1837

12

Built at Alexandria.

Nile
(paddle steamer)

1834

2

Built at London. Guns 2x10” shell guns.
(dimensions : 190-3 x 32-8,5/54-0 x 21-9, 412 hp.)

*Listed



SOURCES : 
-John Houghton : The Navies of the World,
-Major sir Bart. Grenville Temple. Travels in Greece and Turkey, being the second part of excursions in the Mediterranean. Vol II. London 1836.
-Constantinople and its environs in a series of letters by an American. New York, 1835, p. 165.
-M. Bajot. Annales Maritimes et Coloniales, Recueuil de Lois et Ordonnances royales, Règlemente et Décisions ministérielles, Mémoires, Observatuions et Notice particulières.
Paris, 1834, p. 287
-"Organisation miliatire et navale de l'Egypte sous Mehemet-Ali" in: Revue Britannique ou Choix d'Articles. Traduits des meilleurs écrits pérodiques De la Grande-Bretagne sur la littérature, les Baux-arts, les Arts Industriels, l'Agriculture, la Géographie, le Commerce, l'Economie politique, les Finances, La Légistalation, etc.etc. vol 1.
Brussel, 1834, p. 36-39.

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