Iran’s Mysterious Naval Warship Has Strong Resemblance To North Korean Design — Experts
Iran is believed to have built a new warship on the basis of North Korea’s surface effect ship (SES) design, according to intelligence reports. However, no further details including the name or designation of the ship are available at the moment.
In the past, Iran always showcased its indigenous military programs and highlighted its achievements of self-sufficiency. Reports suggest the new ship was spotted at the Shahid Darvishi yard near Bandar Abbas port in Iran.
Iranian Navy ships
The port is famous for the development of Iran’s higher-profile warships, which include the IRINS Makran forward base ship, the Fateh-class submarine, and the latest Mowj-class frigates.
According to reports, the new Iranian ship appears to be a catamaran, with two hulls side by side. Informally known as a “cat”, a Catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft that features two parallel hulls of equal size.
The watercraft derives its stability from its wide beam, rather than from a ballasted keel as in the case of a monohull boat.
They typically have less hull volume, smaller displacement, and shallower draft than monohulls of comparable length. The two hulls combined often offer a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than comparable monohulls.
The craft’s wider stance on water enables it to have a reduced heeling and wave-induced motion in comparison to a monohull.