During the Sinai Campaign, the Israel Navy successfully carried out missions which included:
Supporting to the ninth division on its way to Sharm-e-Sheik.
Recovering a complete Egyptian MIG aircraft from the Bardawil lagoon. This recovery by the Navy provided the Israel Air Force with an excellent opportunity to learn about the systems and vulnerable points of their aircraft, which had been used extensively by the Egyptians.
Capturing the Egyptian flagship, the Ibrahim el-Awal, on the night of 30-31 October, 1956. This was the crowning achievement of the Israel Navy during the Sinai Campaign. The destroyer’s crew were taken prisoner and the vessel was towed to Haifa port, where it was refitted and commissioned as the third destroyer in the Israel Navy, under the name INS Haifa.