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Arabian Peninsula & Persian Gulf Database

Tanker War, 1980-1988
By ACIG Team
Sep 13, 2003, 18:27

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Last Update: 6 July, 2004


Note 1: This list is going to be expanded year by year in the following weeks, as our work advances.

Note 2: CTL = Considered Total Loss (ships "written off" because of excessive damage, but not sunk)

FTE = Warhead "Failed to Explode"

TS = Ship operated in the frame of the Iranian-run "Tanker Shuttle" (these were ships that hauled crude from Khark to loading stations in the lower Persian Gulf; they were usually underway in convoys, ranging in size between two and 20 ships, and escorted by Iranian warships; from 1985 they were frequently equipped with ESM-systems and missile-decoys)


Date Area Attacker Unit/Crew Weapon Victim Unit/Nation
21Sep80 Shatt al-Arab AB.212ASW IRINA/? AS.12 P205/Osa IrN
23Sep80 Shatt al-Arab Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Oriental Star Panama (damaged)
23Sep80 Shatt al-Arab Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Lucille Singapore (damaged)
24Sep80 Bushehr NB MiG-23BN IrAF 250kg bomb IRNS Naghdi IRIN (damaged)
24Sep80 Bushehr NB MiG-23BN IrAF 250kg bomb IRNS Shahrokh IRIN (damaged)
25Sep80 Umm ol-Qassr F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF 250kg bomb Laky Greece (CTL)
25Sep80 Umm ol-Qassr F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF 250kg bomb Ibn al-Haitham Kuwait (CTL)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Murlindhar ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Safina al-Umar ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm al-Phirosh ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm al-Hafifa ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Safina al-Nasari ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRIN 75mm Gelaninipirpasa ? (destroyed)
18Oct80 al-Faw HY-2 Silkworm-site IrN HY-2 IRINS Tiran IRIN (damaged)
18Oct80 al-Faw HY-2 Silkworm-site IrN HY-2 IRINS Tiran IRIN (damaged)
5Nov80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRINS Paykan BGM-84 Harpoon P205/Osa IrN (probably missed)
28Nov80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRINS Paykan BGM-84 Harpoon P205/Osa IrN (destroyed)
28Nov80 al-Faw Kaman-class FAC(M) IRINS Paykan BGM-84 Harpoon P205/Osa IrN (destroyed)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP IrN FAC(M) P205/Osa SS-N-2 IRNS Paykan IRIN (damaged)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP IrAF SA.316B Alouette II AS.12 IRNS Paykan IRIN (damaged)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP IrN FAC(M) P205/Osa SS-N-2 IRNS Paykan IRNA (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P205/Osa IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P205/Osa IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P205/Osa IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P-6/t-boat IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P-6/t-boat IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P-6/t-boat IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A P-6/t-boat IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A Polnochniy-class LSM IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A T.43-class minesweeper IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A SO.1 or Nyryat-class IrN (sunk)
29Nov80 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65A SO.1 or Nyryat-class IrN (sunk)
19Oct81 Khowr Abdollah MiG-23BN IrAF 250kg Moira Panama (sunk)
19Oct81 Khowr Abdollah SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 al-Tajdar Liberia (sunk)
19Oct81 Khowr Abdallah SA.321GV/font> IrAF AM.39 - missed
25Oct81 Bandar-e Khomeini SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Rishi Vishwamitra India
25Oct81 Bandar-e Khomeini SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Rishi Vishwamitra India (CTL)
25Oct81 Khowr Abdallah SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Rezvan Iran (sunk)
25Oct81 Khowr Abdallah SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Rezvan Iran (sunk)
11Jan82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Success Panama (CTL)
11Jan82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Success Panama (CTL)
15Feb82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Mokran Iran (damaged)
27Feb82 Bandar-e Khomeyni Su-20/22 IrAF 250kg Azadeh Iran (sunk)
31Mar82 ? SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Setareh (tug) Iran (CTL)
30May82 ? fighter IrAF bomb Atlas I ? (damaged)
30May82 ? fighter IrAF bomb Transud IV ? (damaged)
??May82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 Iran Vahdat Iran (damaged)
6Jun82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Good Luck Greece (CTL)
1Jun82 Khark MiG-25RB 1FRS/IrAF 250kg Ryuyo Maru Japan (missed)
?Jun82 Khark MiG-25RB 1FRS/IrAF 250kg Port Hawkesbury Canada (missed)
9Aug82 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Litison Pride Greece (sunk)
9Aug82 ? SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Sanbow Banner S.Korea (stranded/CTL)
20Aug82 Khark MiG-25RB 1FRS/IrAF 250kg Hadrian Norway (missed)
3Sep82 Khark P205/Osa IrN SS-N-2 IRINS Saam IRIN (missed)
3Sep82 Khark P205/Osa IrN SS-N-2 IRINS Saam IRIN (missed)
4Sep82 Bushehr SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Mar Transporter Turkey (CTL)
5Sep82 Khowr Musa al-Faw HY-1/2-site 2Brig/IrN 8xHY-1/2 - (missed)
5Sep82 Khowr Musa SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 - (missed)
11Sep82 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 IRINS Mehran IRIN (sunk)
11Sep82 Bandar-e Khomeyni fighter IrAF 250kg Evangelia S Greece (stranded)
23Sep82 Khowr Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 IRNS Kahnamu’ie IRIN (damaged)
5Nov82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Nehzat Iran (damaged)
21Nov82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 IRINS Rafaello IRIN (burned out)
21Nov82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Shirvan Iran (damaged)
22Nov82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Archana India (damaged)
22Nov82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 IRINS Tiran IRIN (damaged)
9Dec82 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Al-Tammar Liberia (damaged)
18Dec82 Khowr Musa SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 Scapmount Greece (CTL)
18Dec82 Khowr Musa SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 Jami Greece (CTL)
2Jan83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Eastern Hunter Singapore (CTL)
2Jan83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Orient Horizon Singapore (CTL)
1Mar83 Norwuz oilfield SA.321GV IrAF 5xAM.39 5xLarge Naval Target claimed sunk
15May83 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Panoceanic Fame Panama (sunk)
24May83 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Enghelab Iran (CTL)
31May83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 A.P.J.Priti India (damaged)
31May83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Azadi Iran (damaged)
??Jul83 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Asil Iran (Note 6)
24Aug83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Reshadat (ex-Bergen Maru) Iran (CTL)
12Oct83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 Iran Shahadat Iran (sunk)
31Oct83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Avra Greece/IRISL (sunk)
21Nov83 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Antigoni Greece (sunk)
21Nov83 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 coastal bunkering ship NIOC (damaged)
8Dec83 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iapetos Greece (damaged)
22Dec83 Bushehr Roads SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Breeze Cyprus (stranded)
2Jan84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Emamat Cyprus (CTL)
1Feb84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Skaros Cyprus (damaged)
1Feb84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 City of Rio ? (CTL)
1Feb84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 FTE Neptune ? (damaged)
16Feb84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 al-Tariq Liberia (damaged)
16Feb84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 al-Tariq (II) Liberia (damaged)
1Mar84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 A.P.J. Ambika India (sunk)
1Mar84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Sema G Turkey (CTL)
1Feb84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Charming UK (stranded/CTL)
1Mar84 Bushehr Roads SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Eslami Iran (damaged)
27Mar84 40nm SW Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Filikon L Greece (damaged)
27Mar84 al-Marjan/55nm SW Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Heyang Ilho South Korea (sunk)
27Mar84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iapetos (II) Iran (CTL)
29Mar84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Iran Dahr Iran (damaged)
18Apr84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Rover Star ? (damaged)
25Apr84 100nm NE Bahrain Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Safina al-Arab Saudi Arabia (CTL)
27Apr84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (FTE) Sea Eagle Liberia (damaged)
7May84 70nm SE Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 al-Abood Saudi Arabia (CTL)
13May84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF 2xAM.39 Esperanza II (missile trap) Panama (CTL)
13May84 Khark Super Etendard ??FS/IrAF AM.39 Tabriz Iran (damaged)
13May84 85nm N Bahrain F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF 20mm/AIM-9P Umm Casbah Kuwait (damaged)
14May84 Khark Super Etendard ??FS/IrAF AM.39 Tabriz (II) Iran (damaged)
14May84 85nm N Bahrain F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Bahrah Kuwait (damaged)
16May84 9nm N al-Jubayl F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM- Yanbu Pride Kuwait (damaged)
18May84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Fidelity Panama (sunk)
24May84 S Bushehr F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Chemical Venture Liberia (damaged)
26May84 Bandar-e Khomeyni SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Savoy Dean Liberia (damaged)
31May84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 Atlanticos Liberia (damaged)
3Jun84 40nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Buyuk Hun Turkey (CTL)
3Jun84 Khowr-e Musa Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Giantkim Panama (beached/CTL)
10Jun84 Lavan Island F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Kazimah Kuwait (damaged)
??Jun84 ? Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Dashaki ? (sunk)
24Jun84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Alexander the Great ULCC Greece (CTL)
27Jun84 ?nm S Khark Super Etendard ??FS/IrAF AM.39 Tiburon Liberia (CTL)
27Jun84 ?nm S Khark F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF 2xAIM-9P Tiburon Switzerland/Liberia (CTL)
1Jul84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 Alexandra Dyo BC Greece (CTL)
1Jul84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 al-Kabeer (Note 7) Panama (stranded/CTL)
1Jul84 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 (miss) al-Tahir Cyprus (collision/CTL)
1Jul84 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 (miss) Five Oaks BC Panama (collision)
1Jul84 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 (miss) Sitia Venture BC Panama (collision)
1Jul84 Khark SA.321GV IrAF AM.39 (miss) Erne BC Panama (collision)
2Jul84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV IrAF 2xAM.39 Wonjin FR Korea/NIOC (CTL)
5Jul84 Lavan Island F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF 2xAGM-65A Primrose Japan (damaged)
10Jul84 85nm N Bahrain AB.212ASW IRINA AS.12 British Renown Gibraltar (damaged)
13Jul84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (miss) Iran Eteghad Iran (damaged)
7Aug84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (miss) Friendship L Cyprus (damaged)
15Aug84 Ras as Tannurah F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A (miss) Johar Pakistan
18Aug84 85nm N Bahrain F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Endeavour Kuwait (damaged)
23Aug84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Rana Saudi Arabia (sunk)
24Aug84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Amethyst (TS) Cyprus (CTL)
27Aug84 Ras as Tannurah F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Cleo I Panama (damaged)
??Aug84 Bushehr Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Iran Javad Iran (CTL)
1Sep84 Bandar-e Khomeyni Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (FTE) Jami II (TS) Iran (damaged)
11Sep84 50nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 St. Tobias Liberia (CTL)
12Sep84 Khowr-e Musa Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Good Wind Panama (CTL)
12Sep84 Khowr-e Musa SA.321GV ?? FS AM.39 Abib Iran (damaged)
16Sep84 ? F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Med Heron Liberia (damaged)
16Sep84 ? F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Royal Colombo South Korea (damaged)
21Sep84 20nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Seatrans-21 Germany (sunk)
8Oct84 40nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 World Knight Liberia (CTL)
11Oct84 Bahrain F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AGM-65A Jag Pari India (damaged)
12Oct84 60nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Sivand Iran (CTL)
12Oct84 Qatar F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM-9P Gaz Fountain Panama (sunk)
15Oct84 Khowr-e Musa Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Sivand (II) Iran (CTL)
16Oct84 Khowr-e Musa - - Mine Rover Star (II) Iran (CTL)
19Oct84 Qatar F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM-9P Pacific Protector Panama (CTL)
25Oct84 ? Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Anis ? (CTL)
25Oct84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Good Lord ? (CTL)
3Dec84 40nm SW Bushehr Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Minotaur ULCC Cyprus (CTL)
3Dec84 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 ??FS/IrAF AM.39 (miss) - - (miss)
3Dec84 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 ??FS/IrAF AM.39 (miss) - - (miss)
8Dec84 E Bahrain F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM-9L Tariq Kuwait (damaged)
9Dec84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (FTE) BT Investor Bahamas (damaged)
15Dec84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 Ninemia Greece (damaged)
16Dec84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Ninemia (II) Iran (CTL)
17Dec84 Khark Super Etendard ?? FS AM.39 (FTE) Aegis Cosmic Greece (damaged)
21Dec84 Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Thorshavet Norway (CTL)
21Dec84 31nm S Khark Super Etendard IrAF AM.39 Magnolia Liberia (CTL)
25Dec84 Qatar F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM-9L Kanchenjunga India (damaged)
26Dec84 Qatar F-4E 61TFW/IRIAF AIM-9L Aragon Spain (damaged)
1Jan86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91 FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Superior (I attack) Cyprus (damaged)
2Mar86 Lower Gulf AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRIN AS.12 Atlas I (II attack) Turkey (damaged)
4Mar86 Ras Tannurah AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRIN AS.12 Chaumont France (damaged)
6Mar86 Bahrain AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRIN AS.12 Wise Cyprus (damaged)
13Mar86 Bahrain AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRIN 12.7mm Gogo Regent Liberia (damaged)
17Mar86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91 FS IrAF AM.39 Achievement Cyprus (CTL)
20Mar86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91 FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Superior (II attack) Liberia (damaged)
17Mar86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91 FS IrAF AM.39 Atlanticos (III attack) Cyprus (CTL)
29Mar86 60nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91 FS IrAF AM.39 Hawaii Liberia (CTL)
17Mar86 Lower Gulf AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRIN AS.12 Berge King (later Khark I) Norway (damaged)
18Mar86 Ras Tannurah AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRINA AS.12 Stelios Panama (damaged)
31Mar86 Ras Tannurah AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRINA AS.12 Zor ? (damaged)
2Apr86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) W. Eagle Cyprus (damaged)
3Apr86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Pamit Panama (damaged)
4Apr86 Bahregan Sar MiG-23BK ??FS IrAF 250kg bomb Shrivan Iran (blast damage)
5Apr86 Halun Island AS.61 TFB.6/IRINA AGM-65 (first use) Petrostar XIV Saudi Arabia (CTL)
4Apr86 Persian Gulf Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Salman GOSP Iran (damaged)
5Apr86 Persian Gulf AS.61 TFB.6/IRINA AGM-65 Leegas Panama (CTL)
20Apr86 Ras Tannurah AS.61 TFB.6/IRINA AGM-65 Atlas I Turkey (CTL)
27Apr86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Minab (Note 3) Iran (CTL)
1May86 Ras Tannurah AB.212ASW TFB.6/IRINA AS.12 al-Safaniya ? (damaged)
6May86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ 91FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Superior (III attack) Liberia TS (damaged)
7May86 Dubai AB.212ASW Abu Musa/IRINA AS.12 al-Nassr al-Arabi Saudi Arabia (missed)
8May86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 (FTE) Harmony I (III attack) TS (damaged)
9May86 ? F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF Mk.82 Aristotle S. Onassis Greece (damaged)
10May86 Kangan Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Harmony I (III attack) TS (sunk)
7May86 Dubai AB.212ASW Abu Musa/IRINA AS.12 al-Nassr al-Arabi Saudi Arabia (damaged)
24May86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 W. Enterprise Cyprus (damaged)
31May86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Helespont Enterprise Liberia TS (CTL)
31May86 40nm S Bushehr Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Energy Mobility (Note 4) Liberia TS (CTL)
2Jun86 40nm S Bushehr Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF 2xAM.39 Energy Mobility Liberia TS (CTL)
10Jun86 40nm S Bushehr Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Medusa Liberia TS (CTL)
14Jun86 Dubai AB.212ASW Abu Musa/IRINA AS.12 (FTE) Koriana Greece (damaged)
23Jun86 Ras ol-Khamyah AS.61 Abu Musa/IRINA AGM-65 Diego Silang Philippine (damaged)
28Jun86 Dubai F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65 (FTE) Koriana (II attack) Greece (damaged)
28Jun86 Dubai F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65 Superior (IV attack) Liberia (damaged)
11Jul86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Lady Rose Liberia (CTL)
12Jul86 Northern Gulf SBS ?? demolition charges al-Omayeh GOSP Iraq (damaged)
12Jul86 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65 P205/Osa Iraq (unknown)
12Jul86 al-Omayeh GOSP F-4E TFB.6/IRIAF AGM-65 P205/Osa Iraq (sunk)
13Jul86 10nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 - AM.39 shot down
13Jul86 10nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 - AM.39 decoyed
13Jul86 10nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 - AM.39 decoyed
13Jul86 10nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Achilles Liberia TS (damaged)
7Aug86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Mistra Liberia TS (damaged)
7Aug86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Magnum Liberia TS (CTL)
12Aug86 Sirri Mirage F.1EQ-4 114 FS IrAF AS.30L Azarpad Liberia TS (CTL)
12Aug86 Sirri Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS IrAF AS.30L+250kg Klelia Liberia TS (damaged)
12Aug86 Sirri Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS IrAF 250kg Venture Liberia TS (damaged)
15Aug86 Lower Gulf ? ? ? Kyokzho Lily Japan (damaged)
17Aug86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS IrAF AS.30L Pamit Panama TS (sunk)
17Aug86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS IrAF AS.30L Mistra Liberia TS (CTL)
2?Aug86 Lower Gulf ? ? AGM-65 Weelek No.3 Panama (damaged)
28Aug86 Sirri Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS IrAF AJ.168 Radar Station IRIAF (damaged)
3Sep6 al-Omayeh SBS Yuness IRGC SMAF al-Omayeh GOSP captured & damaged
3Sep6 Um ol-Qassr HY-2 site 3rd Brigade IrN 7xHY-2 Silkworm al-Omayeh GOSP IRGC (damaged)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Mirage F.1EQ/Su-22 ?? FS bombs Assault boat IRGC (sunk)
4Sep86 Um ol-Qassr SA.321H ??S IrAF AM.39 al-Omayeh GOSP IRGC (damaged)
4Sep86 al-Omayeh GOSP Assault Boat Yanuss IRGC 57mm P205A/Osa II IrN (sunk)
1Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Angel Cyprus TS (damaged)
3Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Free Enterprise Malta TS (damaged)
6Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Faroship L Greece TS (damaged)
12Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF AM.39 Freedomship L Greece TS (damaged)
14Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS IrAF 2xAM.39 - missiles jettisoned
17Oct86 Mina al-Ahmadi IRINS Sabalan IRIN Sea Killer Five Brooks Panama (damaged)
28Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS AM.39 Dena ? TS (damaged)
31Oct86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS AM.39 Josh Stove Philippines TS (damaged)
9Nov86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS 2xAM.39 Angel Cyprus TS (damaged)
14Nov86 Sassan OO Mirage F.1EQ-5 111FS AM.39 Reshadat GOSP (exRostam) INOC (damaged)
14Nov86 Sassan OO Mirage F.1EQ-5 111FS AM.39 Resalat GOSP (exRakhsh) INOC (damaged)
14Nov86 UAE F-4E TFB.9/IRIAF AGM-65 Abu Bakush UAE (damaged)
25Nov86 Bushehr Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS AM.39 Actias Malta (sunk)
25Nov86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ 114FS 250kg Dynasty ? TS (damaged)
25Nov86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ 114FS 250kg Shining Star ? TS (damaged)
25Nov86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ 114FS 250kg Tabriz ? TS (damaged)
25Nov86 Larak Mirage F.1EQ-4 114FS 250kg Tenacity ? TS (damaged)
7Dec86 Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS AM.39 Free Enterprise (II attack) ? TS (damaged)
20Dec86 60nm S Khark Mirage F.1EQ-5 91FS AM.39 Achilles ? TS (CTL)
23Dec86 Khowr-e Musa SA.321H ??S AM.39 Ibn al-Beitar (Note 5) Kuwait TS (w/o)

Note 3: Minab was not completely finished by this attack: her forepart was cut off and later joined to the aft part of the tanker Mokran, damaged during an attack in September 1986, to make a “new” Mokran.

Note 4: The first strike against Energy Mobility caused sufficient damage for the ship to be declared "CTL". Nevertheless, two days later the Iraqis delivered their next strike - obviously not knowing what are they attacking - while the wrecked hull of this ship was towed by Iranians to Sirri for salvage of the cargo.

Note 5: Note 3: Kuwaiti merchant Ibn al-Beitar was anchored in the Khowr al-Musa already since the begin of the war and declared CTL in April 1981. The crew of the Iraqi Super Frelon had certainly targeted the first object their radar detected, so that even if the ship was set ablaze by the hit and subsequently sunk, this attack cannot really be considered as a “success”.

Note 6: While avoiding an Exocet, Asil was stranded and sufficiently damaged to later be declared CTL.

Note 7: Missile missed, but the ship collided with another vessel in the convoy and suffered sufficient damage to be declared “Considered Total Loss”.


IRIAF F-4E Phantoms from TFB.6 (Bushehr AB), were instrumental in destruction of the Iraqi Navy, on 29 November 1980, when they are known to have sunk at least three P205/Osa I and Osa II fast-missile crafts, as well as four P-6 torpedoboats - all within a single mission flown by two Phantoms, piloted by Capts. Yassini (later CO TFB.6) and Dowran. All kills were scored by AGM-65A Maverick guided missiles: out of at least eight, but probably nine Mavericks fired eleven hit their targets, while the results of one remain unknown - this despite the fact that Yassini's RIO underwent a crash-course in deployment of the AGM-65 during that mission! (Artwork by Tom Cooper)


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