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Egyptian Navy ships 1827-1838.


Ship Name

Launched

Design gun
number

Actually
carried
(12/1837)

Note

Aké (Akka) /
Mefta Gihaad (?)

25.3.1833

(138)
136/104
104-30

100-30 pdrs.

Built as a 136 gun ship, but cut down one deck.
Built at Alexandria by Cerisy.
Dimensions : 212 (wl.) x 58 ft.
(tonnage 3800 tons?).
Training ship 1838.
Send at Bosphorus 1853, and lost with 100-men in a gale on 31.10.1854
at coast of Roumelia near Midia.

Masr

3.7.1832

(138)
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 by Cerisy.
Dimensions : 212 (wl.) x 58 ft.
(tonnage 3800 tons?).
Send to Turkey in 1850 for taxes.
(120-guns, crew 900 in 1850)

Aleppo
(ex Koniah)

1837

100
66-30,
34-30c.

(1851):
96-guns

Built at Alexandria by Henry.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.
Send at Bosphorus 1853 as a 100-gun ship.
Still exist in 1858 as a 96-guns.

Homs /
Rachid (1850?)

1833
(18.7.1832)

100
66-30,
34-30c.

Built at Alexandria by Cerisy.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.
Renamed Rachid, and send to Turkey in 1850 for taxes.
She have 90-guns, and crew 800 (1850).

Iskander
(Iskanderieh)

3.1.1832

98
64-30,
34-30c.

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

Send to Turkey in 1850 for taxes.
She have 80-guns, and crew 800 (1850).

Mahalet-el- Koubra
(Mehallet el Kebir)

3.1.1831

100
66-30,
34-30c.

Built at Alexandria by Cerisy.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.
BU 1849-50.

Mansourah
(Mansurah)

21.5.1831

96
64-30,
32-30c.

Built at Alexandria by Cerisy.
(tonnage 3000 tons?). Crew 1200.
Training ship 1838-43. BU 1849-50.

Barecham

1838

new

Accidentally burnt 22/23.5 1838, while fitting for sea.
Built at Alexandria.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).

Fayoum /
(Sihudubad 1853)

29.3.1838

(1851):
96-guns

Built at Alexandria by Mohamed.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).
(Renamed as Sihudubad, and send at Bosphorus 1853 as a 94-gun ship)?
Fayoum or Benisouef renamed as a Sihudubad 1853.
Still exist in 1858 as a 96-guns.

Benisouef /
(Sihudubad 1853)

14.12.1838

(1849):
34-36 long
30-36 short
32-36 short

Built at Alexandria by Mohamed.
(tonnage 3000 tons?).
26 of the 36 pdrs (short) were replaced to 36 pdrs carronades, when they transferred to frigate Sharkie (1849).
(Renamed as Sihudubad, and send at Bosphorus 1853 as a 94-gun ship)?
Fayoum or Benisouef renamed as a Sihudubad 1853.
Still exist in 1858 as a 96-guns.

Beylan
(Belyan)

1835

92
60-30,
32-30c.

86
58-30,
28-30c.

Beylan was rated as 80 guns.
Built at Alexandria.
1851 training ship.
Maybe one of the three Sol exist in 1863.

Aboukir

23.4.1832

88 (74)
58-30,
30-30c.

58-30

Rated as 74 guns.
Built at Alexandria by Cerisy.
(Burthen 2700 tons)
(tonnage 2000). Crew 800
BU 1850?

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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