1955-1996 maritime warfare branch of Ethiopia's military
The Ethiopian Navy (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ባህር ኃይል, romanized: ye’ītiyop’iya baḥiri ḫayil), also known as the Imperial Ethiopian Navy (until 1974) was the navy of Ethiopia, was created in 1955 and was disbanded in 1996 after the Independence of Eritrea.
|የኢትዮጵያ ባህር ኃይል|
|Size||11,500 personnel (1991)|
|Part of||Ministry of Defence|
Ethiopian Armed Forces
|Headquarters||Massawa (actual Eritrea) (1955–1990)|
Addis Ababa (1990–1996)
|Engagements||Ethiopian Civil War|
Eritrean War of Independence
|Commander in Chief (1955–1974)||Emperor Haile Selassie|
|Deputy Commander (1958–1974)||Rear Admiral Iskinder Desta|
|Naval Ensign (During Empire)|
|Naval Ensign (Provisional Goverment)|
|Naval Ensign (Derg)|
Mil Mi-8/Mil Mi-14
In June 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed laid out plans to revive the navy, which would be established in the neighboring nation of Djibouti, and in March 2019 he would sign an agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron, where the French Army would help supply this new Ethiopian Navy. The headquarters of this army would be located in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
|Term of office||Ref.|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|Deputy Commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Navy|
|1958||12 September 1974||15–16 years|
|Commander of the Ethiopian Navy (Derg)|
|Commander of the Ethiopian Navy|
|19 January 2020||Incumbent||3 years, 117 days|
- ↑ "Ethiopia, France Sign Military, Navy Deal, Turn 'New Page' in Ties". Voice of America. Addis Ababa: Reuters. 13 March 2019. Archived from the original on 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
- ↑ Forrester, Charles (13 March 2019). "France, Ethiopia sign defence accords to create navy". Jane's 360. London. Archived from the original on 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
- ↑ "Ethiopia's navy will be based in Djibouti". 3 December 2019.
- ↑ "Ethiopia Navy to be based in Djibouti, command HQ in Bahir Dar (Report)". 3 December 2019.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "Admiral Kindu Gezu to lead Ethiopia's new navy". awdinle.com. Capital Ethiopia. 11 December 2019. Archived from the original on 29 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
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