BURAK CLASS (Type A 69)

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
F- 500 BOZCAADA 30 November 1974 25 July 2001
F- 501 BODRUM 7 August 1976 25 July 2002
F- 502 BANDIRMA 7 August 1976 25 July 2002
F- 503 BEYKOZ 1 June 1973 25 July 2002
F- 504 BARTIN 30 November 1974 25 July 2002
F- 505 BAFRA 13 August 1977 24 July 2003

F502_1 F503_2 F504

Characteristics:
Displacement: 1250 tons, full load
Dimensions: 80 x 10.3 x 3.2 metres
Speed, Range: 23 knots, 4500 miles at 15 knots
Crew: 90 (7 officers)

Weapons:
Guns: 1 x 100mm/55, 2 x 20mm
Missiles: 4 x MM38 Exocet SSM
Torpedoes: 4 x 324 mm single launcher for L5 anti-submarine torpedoes
ASW A/S Mortars: 1 x MK 54 375mm; 6 barrel

Sensors:
Radars: 1226, navigation; DRBV 51A air/surface search; DRBC 32E fire control
Sonars: DUBA 25 search/attack

Comments:
Purchased from French Navy in 2000 and transferred to Turkish Navy in 2001-2002. 10 ships of this class are still operating in French Navy. Designed for coastal ASW missions, these ships are very economical and seaworthy.

Besides ASW missions these ships are also used for patrolling, escorting, search and rescue missions. The Exocet anti-ship missile has entered in to service with the commissioning of these ships.

Turkish Navy classified these ships as corvettes.

Former Names:
BOZCAADA: Commaqndant de Pimodan F-787
BODRUM: Drogou F-783
BANDIRMA: Quartier Maitre Anquetil F-786
BEYKOZ: d’Estienne d’Orves F-781
BARTIN: Amyot d’Inville F-782
BAFRA: Second Maitre Le Bihan F-788

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