Auxiliaries

ÇEŞME CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-599 ÇEŞME (ex- Silas Bent T-AGS 26) 23 Jul 1965 8 June 2000
A-588 ÇANDARLI (ex- Kane T-AGS 27) 20 Nov 1965 25 July 2001

Characteristics:

Displacement: 2550 tons full load
Dimensions: 87 x 14.6 x 4.6 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots, 12,000 miles at 14 kts.
Crew: 37 (12 officers)

Sensors:

Radars: RM 1650, navigation

Comments:

TCG ÇEŞME was transferred by US. Navy on 28 October 1999 in Singapur and TCG ÇANDARLI was transferred in March 2001. Designed specially for surveying operations.


ÇUBUKLU CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-594 ÇUBUKLU 17 Nov 1985 20 June 1986

Characteristics:

Displacement: 643 tons full load
Dimensions: 40.5 x 9.6 x 3.2 metres
Speed, Range: 11
Crew: 32 (5 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 2 x 20mm

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Built in Gölcük Naval Shipyard for surveying operations. Has integrated navigation and data processing system.


MESEHA CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
Y-35 MESEHA-1 1994 1994
Y-36 MESEHA-2 1994 1994

Characteristics:

Displacement: 38 tons full load
Dimensions: 16 x 4.5 x 1.3 metres
Speed, Range: 10, 600 miles at 10 kts.
Crew: 9

Sensors:

Radars: navigation

Comments:

Can carry 340 tons of cargo.


AKAR CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-580 AKAR 17 Nov 1983 9 Sep 1987
A-595 YARBAY KUDRET GÜNGÖR 1994 23 May 1997

Characteristics:

Displacement: 19.350 tons full load
Dimensions: 145 x 22.8 x 8.4 metres
Speed, Range: 16 knots, 6000 miles at 14 kts.
Crew: 203 (14 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 1 x 20mm Mk15 Phalanx; 2 x 40mm/70
Helicopters: Platform for one medium

Sensors:

Radars: SPG-34, fire control (A-580); Decca 1226, navigation

Comments:

A-580 carries: 16,000 tons fuel oil A-595 carries: 9,980 tons fuel oil, 2,700 tons water, 80 tons oil, 500m3 cargo. YARBAY KUDRET GÜNGÖR is the first ship ever build for the Turkish Navy by a private Turkish shipyard. She is named after the commander of the destroyer DM-357 TCG MUAVENET, killed by a Sea Sparrow fired from USS Saratoga


ALBAY HAKKI BURAK CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A- 571 ALBAY HAKKI BURAK August 1999 21 Nov 1999
A-572 YÜBAŞI İHSAN TULUNAY 21 November 1999 16 Feb 2000

Characteristics:

Displacement: 3200 tons full load
Dimensions: 81.3 x 12.2 x 5 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots
Crew: 64 (7 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 2 x 12,7mm MG.

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Can carry 1865 tons fuel oil; 225 ton water.  Built by the private RKM shipyard for the Turkish Navy. The contract was signed on 30 December 1997. Both ships have replaced older ships with the same names.


TRANSPORT SHIPS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-1600 İSKENDERUN 25 July 2002

Characteristics:

Displacement: 10.583 gross tons
Dimensions: 127.5 x 19.5 x 5.4 metres
Speed, Range:15.5 knots
Crew: 129 (11 officer)

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Built in Istanbul Camialtı Shipyard for Turkish Maritime Lines. Identical to Polish built ferries Samsun and Ankara. Launched in 1987. Can carry 214 cars.


RHEIN CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-577 SOKULLU MEHMET PAŞA (ex- Donau) 23 May 1995
A-579 CEZAYİRLİ GAZİ HASAN PAŞA (ex- Elbe) 31 March 1993

Characteristics:

Displacement: 2940 tons full load
Dimensions: 98.2 x 11.8 x 4.4 metres
Speed, Range: 20.5 knots, 1625 miles at 15 kts.
Crew: 188 (15 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 2 x 100mm/55; 4 x 40mm/60

Sensors:

Radars: DA 02, surface search; M 45, fire control

Comments:

Elbe replaced ex-Ruhr with the same name and number and Donau replaced ex-Isar with the same name and number. Both are used as training ships for cadets.


TRAINING CRAFT

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-1531 E-1 2 April 2000
A-1532 E-2 2 April 2000
A-1533 E-3 2 April 2000
A-1534 E-4 2 April 2000
A-1535 E-5 2 April 2000
A-1536 E-6 2 April 2000
A-1537 E-7 2 April 2000
A-1538 E-8 2 April 2000

Characteristics:

Dispalcement: 97 tons full loaded
Dimensions: 28.6 x 6 x 1.4 metres
Speed, Range: 12 kts., 240 miles
Crew: 10 (1 officer) + 10 ratings

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Built by the private Bora shipyard. They are used for seamanship training of the Naval Academy cadets.


DIVER CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-589 IŞIN 28 Oct. 1979

Characteristics:

Displacement: 1970 tons full load
Dimensions: 65.08 x 12.5 x 4 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots
Crew: 110 (9 officers)

Weapons:

Guns:2 x 20mm

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Leased in 1979 and purchesed in 1987. Used as salvage ship.


BLUEBIRD CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-584 KURTARAN 25 August 1950

Characteristics:

Displacement: 1760 tons full load
Dimensions: 62.5 x 12.2 x 4.88 metres
Speed, Range: 16 knots
Crew: 100 (9 officers

Weapons:

Guns:1 x 76mm; 2 x 20mm

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Converterted tug. Used as a submarine rescue ship. Carries a diving bell and other equipment


CHANTICLEER CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-585 AKIN 23 December 1970

Characteristics:

Displacement: 2321 tons full load
Dimensions: 76.7 x 13 x 4.5 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots
Crew: 111(9 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 1 x 40mm 4 x 20mm

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Submarine rescue ship. Carries a diving bell and other equipment.


DARICA CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-578 DARICA 27 July 1987 13 June 1991

Characteristics:

Displacement: 750 tons , full load
Dimensions: 41 x 9.8 x 4 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots, 2,500 at 14 kts.
Crew: 27 (3 officers)

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Built at Taşkızak Naval Yard. Has firefighting and torpedo tendering capabilites.


TENACE CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-576 DEĞİRMENDERE 14 May 1974 22 July 1999

Characteristics:

Displacement: 1580 tons, full load
Dimensions: 51 x 11.6 x 5.7 metres
Speed, Range: 15 kts.; 9,500 at 13 kts.
Crew: 37 (3 officers)

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Purchased from French Navy in 1999. She is a ocean going tug but has firefighting capabiliy too.
Old name: Centaure


CHEROKEE CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
A-587 GAZAL 1942 9 March 1973

Characteristics:

Displacement: 1675 tons full load
Dimensions: 62.5 x 11.5 x 5.2 metres
Speed, Range: 16,
Crew: 85 (9 officers)

Weapons:

Guns: 1 x 76mm; 2 x 20mm

Sensors:

Radars: Navigation

Comments:

Transferred from USN on 9 March 1973. Purchased on 15 August 1973. Near sister to submarine salvage ship TCG KURTARAN.

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