Photographs of The Sultan’s Forces 1974 – 76
Navy and Coast

‘Summary and Thumbnail photographic links’

In 1974 the Navy was being modernised and expanded but these photographs only relate to what were traditional coastal vessels and places. Dhows Charlie 2 and 3 played a significant role by denying enemy sea borne traffic and gave support to SAF Dhofar coastal land operations before being ‘retired’ in 1975.


Muscat Bay 1974
Navy Dhow Charlie 3 1974
New Muscat Naval Base 1975
Dhows at Raysut 1974

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Navy Dhow Charlie 2 1974
Raysut Area Coastline 1974
An Omani Dhow skipper 1974
Navy Dhow Charlie 2 1974
Crab hills Salalah beach 1975
Typical coastal dhow 1975
Dalmanyat Islands
Dhows near Muscat 1975

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