26 Apr 2015 1 Comment
I am not much interested in aerial events, but the demonstration made by Turkish Stars following the Naval Parade in Çanakkale was so impressive I have decided to do an exception and post some airplane photos.
26 Apr 2015 4 Comments
On 24 April 2015, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Çanakkale Wars, a naval parade was held under the command of Turkish Navy Northern Task Group Commander Rear Admiral Ali Murat Dede.
The formation led by Turkish frigate TCG Salihreis was made up from the following ships from 5 different nations:
|6||F-77||HMNZS Te Kaha||New Zealand||Frigate|
|8||L-15||HMS Bulwark||Great Britain||Assault Ship|
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli Land Wars, 4 different ceremonies were held. The first ceremony was organised by Turkish Republic at the Turkish War Memorial on 24 April 2015. On the same day following these Turkish ceremony one ceremony at the British War Cemetery and one in French Cemetery are held simultaneously by their respective nations.
The last and, one of the major commemoration ceremonies was the Dawn Service at the Anzac Cove on 25 April 2015. More than ten thousand Australians and New Zealanders attended this special event.
The naval parade was organized for the commemorations at Turkish War Memorial and for the Anzac Dawn Service. The following photos are from the first event.
The parade of the warships was followed by an impressive show of Turkish Stars the aerobatic demonstration team of the Turkish Air Force. Click here for the photos.
For the photos of the rehearsal click here.
26 Apr 2015 1 Comment
On 23 April 2015, 11 warships from 5 different nations gathered in Çanakkale to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Çanakkale Wars.
Two of them F-77 HMNZS Te Kaha and 150 HMAS Anzac arrived after a very long journey. The New Zealand frigate Te Kaha left her home port in 16 February and The Australian Frigate Anzac on 15 March 2015.
In addition to Australian and New Zealand frigates the British assault ship HMS Bulwark and the french destroyer FS Cassard ware also present. From Turkish Navy TCG Salihreis, TCG Yavuz, TCG Turgutreis, TCG Fatih TCG Heybeliada took part in the commemorations. And Turkish Coast Guard participated with the offshore patrol vessels TCSG Güven and TCSG Umut.
The above photos are taken on 23 April 2015 as the ship sailed southbound on Dardanelles for a rehearsal.
For the photos from the international sail past click here.
25 Mar 2015 1 Comment
On 21 March 2015 the ships of the NATO’s SNMG-2 have left the Black Sea. While the Turkish frigate TCG Turgutreis left the task force and returned to her home port in Gölcük, İzmit, the flag-ship of the SNMG-2, USS Vicksburg sailed straight to the Mediterranean.
The Canadian and Italian frigates made a 2 day port visit in Istanbul which ended on 23 March 2015.
22 Mar 2015 1 Comment
On 18 March 2015, Turkish Navy organised a Naval Parade in Çanakkale Strait to commemorate Turkish Victory over the Allied Armada 100 years ago.
6 Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, 3 maritime patrol planes and 6 Army helicopters took part in a fly over. And the Turkish Stars, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Turkish Air Force made a display. The focal point of the commemorations was the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial, was off the limit for me. But I was never the less able to take photos of the warships taking part in the parade, Coast Guard Boats, providing security and ships that were open for public.
The point ship of the naval parade was the replica of the small minelayer TCG Nusret. She was followed by TCG Alanya, TCG Akçakoca and TCG Ayvalık. This was a very propitiate selection ans the mines of the original Nusret laid 100 years ago had a had very definitive results, from the point of view of the continuation of the battle and the future of the world, the mines laid as Sir Winston Churchill once said.
3 Dec 2014 Leave a comment
The Ropucha class large landing ship of the Baltic Fleet, Kaliningrad returned to her home port at the end of November. For 12 months she was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet and made several transport runs for the so-called Syrian Express operations.
Another Ropucha class landing ship from the Baltic Fleet, Alexander Shabalin replaced Kaliningrad.
The photo was sent by Mr. Körnefeldt from Helsingborg, Sweden.
29 Oct 2014 1 Comment
Today we are celebrating the 91th anniversary the creation of Turkish Republic.
I am grateful to those who made it possible for me and my family to live in this beautiful country under our own flag.
And I can’t think of a better was to celebrate our independence with a couple of elegantly decorated ships.
31 Aug 2014 2 Comments
Today, there was a graduation ceremony at Turkish Naval Academy. I did not attend the ceremony but I was able to take photos of the warships anchored off the Naval Academy for the celebrations. I guess, the number of the warships and their combined firepower was more than the naval armed forces of many nations.
I wish friendly seas, following winds and a successful career to the new officers of our naval forces
3 Feb 2014 1 Comment
While the attention was turned to the passage of two US Navy warships to protect the US participants to the Sochi Olympics, the sailing vessel Kruzenshtern passed through the Bosphorus today.
Like the sailing ship Mir which passed last week, Kruzenshtern is heading to Sochi too.