QENF Receives Fourth Corvette “Semaisma"
The delivery ceremony took place in İtaly and was attended by Staff Major General (Navy) Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti, Commander of Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF), Staff Major General Hilal Al Muhannadi, Defence Attaché of the State of Qatar in Rome, Vice Admiral Salvatore Vitiello, Commanding Officer of Italian Navy Logistic Command and Naval Equipment Inspector, and Dario Deste, General Manager Naval Vessels Division of Fincantieri.
The Al Zubarah-class corvettes are about 107 meters long, 14.70 meters wide, and equipped with a combined diesel and diesel power plant (CODAD), with a maximum speed of 28 knots. The units accommodate 112 persons on board. The flight deck and hangar are suitable for deploying one NH90 helicopter.
The third vessel of this class, Al Khor, was delivered to Qatari Emiri Navy in December 2022.