The 35th flotilla of the Iranian Navy has set off for high seas to safeguard naval routes for the country’s vessels operating in the region.
The flotilla, consisting of Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship and Alvand destroyer, left the country on Monday after the 34th fleet completed its mission and returned home.
The 34th flotilla, which comprises the Bushehr logistic vessel and Alborz destroyer, had left Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas for the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandab Strait on April 8.COMMENTARY: The Iran Navy 35th Fleet consists of the following two vessels:
- IRINS Alvand (ex-Saam) (71) Alvand class (Vosper Mk5 type) frigate (FFG)
- IRINS Bandar Abbas (421) Bandar Abbas class light replenishment ship (AORLH)
The 35th Fleet-- like the 34th Fleet it replaces-- consist of naval vessels of the Alvand and Bandar Abbas class.
File imagery of IRINS Alvand (71) frigate
File imagery of IRINS Bandar Abbas (421) light replenishment ship