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Iran Launches New Corvette on Caspian

Iran launches a new warship, its sixth by some counts, in the Caspian Sea port of Anzali on December 5. (photo: Ministry of Defense, Iran)

Iran has launched a new warship on to the Caspian, in what a senior naval commander called a "symbol of the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran at sea."

The new ship, called Separ ("Shield") was launched at a December 5 ceremony from Iran's Caspian naval base at Anzali. There was apparently some sort of last-minute delay, as earlier press reports had said that the ship would be launched on the occasion of Iran's Navy Day, which is November 28.

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Iran Launches New Corvette on Caspian

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