YAVUZ CLASS (MEKO 200 Track I)

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
F-240 YAVUZ 30 May 1985
11 Oct 1987
F-241 TURGUTREİS 17 July 1987
4 Feb 1988
F-242 FATİH 24 Apr 1987
12 Oct 1988
F-243 YILDIRIM 22 July 1988
17 Nov 1989

F240 F241_1 F242_2 F243

Characteristics:
Displacement: 2919 tons full load
Dimensions: 110.5 x 14.2 x 4.1 metres
Speed, Range: 27 knots, 4100 miles at 18 kts.
Crew: 180 (24 officers)

Weapons:
Guns: 1 x 127 mm/54; 3 x 25 mm Sea Zenith (quad)
Missiles: 8 x Harpoon SSM; Mk 29 Mod4 launcher: 16 x Sea Sparrow SAM
Torpedoes:  2 x 324 mm Mk 32 triple launcher for Mk 46 Mod 5; anti-submarine torpedoes.
Helicopters: 1 x AB 212 ASW

Sensors:
Radars: DA 08, air search; AWS 6 Dolphin, air/surface search; STIR, fire control; WM 25, fire control; 2 x Seaguard, fire control; TM 1226, navigation; URN 25, Tacan
Sonars: SQS-56

Comments:
This class of ships are first modern frigates of Turkish Navy. The first was built in Germany the last two in Turkey. They are all diesel configuration.

There is an on going procurement project for implantation of an Electronic Warfare Suite for Yavuz class ships. There will be locally produced ECM, ECCM systems, active decoys, LWR’s, IRST and the necessary user interface systems.

These ships are nearing to the end of their service life. When the next generation of general propose frigates enter into Turkish Navy this class may be phased out.

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