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Somali Navy

The Somali Navy (Somali: Ciidamada Badda Soomaaliyeed, Arabic:القوات البحرية الصوماليةAl-Quwwat al-Bahriyah as-Sumaliyah) is the naval warfare service branch of the Somali Armed Forces. During the post-independence period, the Somali Navy mostly did maritime patrols so as to prevent ships illegally infringing on the nation's maritime borders. The Somali Navy and Somali Air Force also regularly collaborated. In addition, the Somali Navy carried out Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.

Somali Navy
Ciidamada Badda Soomaaliya
Emblem of the Somali Navy
Founded1965
CountrySomalia
Part ofSomali Armed Forces
Garrison/HQMogadishu
Motto(s)Somali: Isku Tiirsada!
English: Support each other!
Colors of the NavyBlue, Gold Black (beret colour)
Anniversaries
  • 1 July (Independence Day)
  • 26 October (Armed Forces Day)
Commanders
Chief of the Navy Rear Admiral Cabaas Amiin Cali
Chief of Armed Forces Brigadier General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh
Notable
commanders
Insignia
Naval ensign

Contents

The Somali Navy was founded in 1965 with the help of Soviet military advisers. It had its bases in Berbera, on the Gulf of Aden and Kismayo on the Indian Ocean near the border with Kenya. It also operated a radar facility in Merca. Its inventory consisted of Soviet-made patrol craft. In 1977, Siad Barre terminated the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with Moscow and expelled all Soviet military advisers from Somalia due to their intervention in the Ogaden War.

In 1990 the naval inventory included two Soviet Osa-II missile-armed fast attack craft, four Soviet Mol PFT torpedo-armed fast attack craft, and several patrol craft. The navy also possessed a Soviet Polnocny-class landing ship capable of carrying five tanks and 120 soldiers, and four smaller landing craft.

The Navy dissolved as Barre's regime fell in 1990-91; there are reports that some vessels took refuge in Aden.

Re-establishment

In June 2009, the Somali navy was re-established with a new commander appointed: Admiral Farah Omar Ahmed.

Up to 500 naval personnel were training in Mogadishu, with their training expected to finish in December 2009. They were reported as the first batch of a 5000 strong navy force. Admiral Farrah Ahmed Omaar told a New Yorker reporter in December 2009 that the navy was 'practically nothing' at the time, though five hundred new recruits were in training.

It was said by Admiral Omar that the recruits were being paid $60 per month.

A Somali delegation visiting Turkey in August 2011 submitted a request for two search-and-rescue ships and six coast guard boats. Worth some 250 million euros, if approved, the request might have turned the new Somali navy into a stronger naval force, capable of curbing piracy and protecting its coastline.

In August 2011 a Transitional Federal Government-Puntland cooperative agreement called for the creation of a Somali Marine Force.

On 30 June 2012, the United Arab Emirates announced a contribution of $1 million toward enhancing Somalia's naval security. Boats, equipment and communication gear necessary for the rebuilding of the coast guard would be bought. A central operations naval command was also planned to be set up in Mogadishu.

On 23 January 2020, it was announced that the Turkish Naval Forces donated several patrol vessels and amphibious vessels to the Somali Navy as a form of military aid to Somalia and to carry on its commitment to the nations joint task force.

On July 2020, it was reported that China and the Somali Navy were planning to Conduct joint naval patrols in the waters including Somaliland’s coast.

Two Somali Navy missile boats in August 1983.

Current equipment

Type Description Country of Manufacture Inventory
Patrol boat
ONUK MRTP Class 16 Patrol boat Turkey 11
Rigid Inflatable Boat
Grand RIB Rigid inflatable boat Ukraine 8

Inventory circa 1970s

The following was the Somali Navy's major equipment:

Type Description Country of Manufacture Inventory
Missile boat
Osa-II missile-armed fast attack craft Missile boat Soviet Union 2
Mol PFT torpedo-armed fast attack craft 4
Patrol boats
Poluchat-class patrol boats Patrol torpedo boat Soviet Union 5

Somali Navy personnel wear camouflage uniforms but with black shoulder boards to identify them as Navy men. They also wear black berets to identify them as such, their service uniform is white, and they traditionally wear black ties alongside a white blazer, shirt, trousers, belts and if their rank allows, golden laces on their dress uniforms and black laces on their regular service dress and black gorget patches with more golden ornate design for flag officers and black formal shoes, however in more recent years, a high collar variant is worn by more junior officers who graduate from Camp TURKSOM's Navy Academy, also Rear Admirals and Commodore Admirals may have a red stripe at the bottom of their shoulder boards (similarly to those in the Yemeni Navy) to identify them as staff officers, also the Navy also utilises sleeve rank insignia. There is also khaki uniforms utilised by the Navy with them retaining the black shoulder boards, lace and berets, although officers may wear a peaked cap.

Ranks

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Somali Navy
Vice admiral
Admiraal guud
Rear admiral
Admiraal gaas
Commodore admiral
Admiraal guuto
Captain
Gashaanle sare
Commander
Gashaanle dhexe
Lieutenant commander
Gashaanle
Lieutenant
Dhamme
Sub lieutenant
Laba xídígle
Ensign
Xídígle
Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Somali Navy
No insignia
Chief warrant officer
Musharax sarkaal
Warrant officer class 3
Sadex xarígle
Warrant officer class 2
Laba xarígle
Warrant officer class 1
Xarígle
Petty officer, first class
Sadex alífle
Petty officer, second class
Laba alífle
Leading seaman
Alífle
Seaman
Dable
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Somali Navy
Somali Navy Language Watch Edit The Somali Navy Somali Ciidamada Badda Soomaaliyeed Arabic القوات البحرية الصومالية Al Quwwat al Bahriyah as Sumaliyah is the naval warfare service branch of the Somali Armed Forces During the post independence period the Somali Navy mostly did maritime patrols so as to prevent ships illegally infringing on the nation s maritime borders The Somali Navy and Somali Air Force also regularly collaborated In addition the Somali Navy carried out Search and Rescue SAR missions Somali NavyCiidamada Badda SoomaaliyaEmblem of the Somali NavyFounded1965Country SomaliaPart ofSomali Armed ForcesGarrison HQMogadishuMotto s Somali Isku Tiirsada English Support each other Colors of the NavyBlue Gold Black beret colour Anniversaries1 July Independence Day 26 October Armed Forces Day CommandersChief of the NavyRear Admiral Cabaas Amiin CaliChief of Armed ForcesBrigadier General Odowaa Yusuf RagehNotable commandersVice Admiral Mohammed Omar Osman Colonel Mohamed Isse Lacle Rear Admiral Farah QareInsigniaNaval ensign Contents 1 History 1 1 Re establishment 2 Ships and equipment 2 1 Current equipment 2 2 Inventory circa 1970s 3 Ranks and uniform 3 1 Ranks 4 ReferencesHistory EditThe Somali Navy was founded in 1965 with the help of Soviet military advisers It had its bases in Berbera on the Gulf of Aden and Kismayo on the Indian Ocean near the border with Kenya It also operated a radar facility in Merca 1 Its inventory consisted of Soviet made patrol craft 1 In 1977 Siad Barre terminated the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with Moscow and expelled all Soviet military advisers from Somalia due to their intervention in the Ogaden War 2 In 1990 the naval inventory included two Soviet Osa II missile armed fast attack craft four Soviet Mol PFT torpedo armed fast attack craft and several patrol craft 3 The navy also possessed a Soviet Polnocny class landing ship capable of carrying five tanks and 120 soldiers and four smaller landing craft The Navy dissolved as Barre s regime fell in 1990 91 there are reports that some vessels took refuge in Aden 4 Re establishment Edit In June 2009 the Somali navy was re established with a new commander appointed Admiral Farah Omar Ahmed Up to 500 naval personnel were training in Mogadishu with their training expected to finish in December 2009 They were reported as the first batch of a 5000 strong navy force 5 Admiral Farrah Ahmed Omaar told a New Yorker reporter in December 2009 that the navy was practically nothing at the time though five hundred new recruits were in training 6 It was said by Admiral Omar that the recruits were being paid 60 per month 7 A Somali delegation visiting Turkey in August 2011 submitted a request for two search and rescue ships and six coast guard boats Worth some 250 million euros if approved the request might have turned the new Somali navy into a stronger naval force capable of curbing piracy and protecting its coastline 8 In August 2011 a Transitional Federal Government Puntland cooperative agreement called for the creation of a Somali Marine Force 9 On 30 June 2012 the United Arab Emirates announced a contribution of 1 million toward enhancing Somalia s naval security Boats equipment and communication gear necessary for the rebuilding of the coast guard would be bought A central operations naval command was also planned to be set up in Mogadishu 10 On 23 January 2020 it was announced that the Turkish Naval Forces donated several patrol vessels and amphibious vessels to the Somali Navy as a form of military aid to Somalia and to carry on its commitment to the nations joint task force 11 On July 2020 it was reported that China and the Somali Navy were planning to Conduct joint naval patrols in the waters including Somaliland s coast 12 13 Ships and equipment Edit Two Somali Navy missile boats in August 1983 Current equipment Edit Type Description Country of Manufacture InventoryPatrol boatONUK MRTP Class 16 Patrol boat Turkey 11Rigid Inflatable BoatGrand RIB Rigid inflatable boat Ukraine 8Inventory circa 1970s Edit The following was the Somali Navy s major equipment 14 Type Description Country of Manufacture InventoryMissile boatOsa II missile armed fast attack craft Missile boat Soviet Union 2Mol PFT torpedo armed fast attack craft 4Patrol boatsPoluchat class patrol boats Patrol torpedo boat Soviet Union 5Ranks and uniform EditSomali Navy personnel wear camouflage uniforms but with black shoulder boards to identify them as Navy men They also wear black berets to identify them as such their service uniform is white and they traditionally wear black ties alongside a white blazer shirt trousers belts and if their rank allows golden laces on their dress uniforms and black laces on their regular service dress and black gorget patches with more golden ornate design for flag officers and black formal shoes however in more recent years a high collar variant is worn by more junior officers who graduate from Camp TURKSOM s Navy Academy also Rear Admirals and Commodore Admirals may have a red stripe at the bottom of their shoulder boards similarly to those in the Yemeni Navy to identify them as staff officers 15 also the Navy also utilises sleeve rank insignia 16 There is also khaki uniforms utilised by the Navy with them retaining the black shoulder boards lace and berets although officers may wear a peaked cap 17 Ranks Edit Main article Military ranks of Somalia OfficersRank group General flag officers Field senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet Somali Navy vte Vice admiral Admiraal guud Rear admiral Admiraal gaas Commodore admiral Admiraal guuto Captain Gashaanle sare Commander Gashaanle dhexe Lieutenant commander Gashaanle Lieutenant Dhamme Sub lieutenant Laba xidigle Ensign XidigleEnlistedRank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted Somali Navy vte No insigniaChief warrant officer Musharax sarkaal Warrant officer class 3 Sadex xarigle Warrant officer class 2 Laba xarigle Warrant officer class 1 Xarigle Petty officer first class Sadex alifle Petty officer second class Laba alifle Leading seaman Alifle Seaman DableReferences Edit a b Lehr ed by Peter 2007 Violence at sea piracy in the age of global terrorism New York u a Routledge ISBN 978 0415953207 CS1 maint extra text authors list link Country Data Somalia Retrieved 22 June 2015 Helen Metz A Country Study 206 History of the Somali Navy February 10 2018 and Colin D Robinson 2021 The Somali Navy from 1965 to the 1980s A research note Journal of Central and Eastern European African Studies 1 1 2 ISSN 2786 1902 Somalia gets new navy force after years of absence English people com cn Retrieved 23 October 2014 Anderson Jon Lee 7 December 2009 The Most Failed State New Yorker ISSN 0028 792X Retrieved 13 July 2019 BBC News Somali navy chief World s worst job News bbc co uk Retrieved 23 October 2014 TURKEY Starving Somalia asks for coast guard ships hurriyetdailynews com Somalia Puntland President Speech at Constitutional Conference in Garowe Maritimesecurity asia Retrieved 23 October 2014 UAE committed to contribute US 1 million to support Somali naval security capabilities says Gargash UAE Interact 30 June 2012 Archived from the original on 14 June 2013 Retrieved 24 March 2013 Turkiga oo Doomo Dagaal ku wareejiyay Ciidamada Badda ee Soomaaliya retrieved 31 January 2020 China Somalia to Conduct Joint Naval Patrols NewsX Why is China so worried about the new alliance between Taiwan and Somaliland Telegraph Polmar Norman 1991 The Naval Institute guide to the Soviet Navy Annapolis Md Naval Institute Press ISBN 9780870212413 Khadar 11 June 2017 Image of Rear Admiral Farah Qare in Service Uniform Goobjoog Education Retrieved 8 March 2020 Taliyaha Ciidamada Badda Soomaaliya oo shaaciyay inaysan difaaci doonin Doomaha iyo kalluumeysata aan Sharciyeysnayn SAWIRRO www hiiraan com Retrieved 30 May 2020 Xarunta Ciidanka Badda Soomaaliya Oo La Dhagax dhigay Stone Laying of the Somali Naval Forces Headquarters Video is in Somali YouTube Waafi Films 17 September 2018 Archived from the original on 17 March 2020 Retrieved 17 March 2020 Somalia to Make Task Marine Forces to Secure Its Coast Shabelle Media Network 31 July 2012 Retrieved 9 August 2012 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Somali Navy amp oldid 1037973319, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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