27 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
This weeks post features the Hamburg class destroyer of German Navy D-185 FGSHessen. This photo was taken in 1989 during her last cruise. She was decommissioned March 1990.
24 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
The resolution of the photo is not excellent but it is good enough to recognize the shapes of the warships of SNMCMG-2 making a port visit in Istanbul.
The NATO taskforce arrived, on 23 July 2014 in Istanbul, after making port visits in Varna Bulgaria and Constanta Romania. While in Bulgaria, the task force took part in the Bulgarian led naval exercise Breeze 2014.
2 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
On 30 June 2014 a fleet of 4 landing craft was sighted moving towards the Black Sea.
TCG Ç-151, TCG Ç-155, TCG Ç-156, TCG Ç-157, the half of the 8 new LCT craft Turkish Navy has procured sailed to an unknown destination. Together they could carry up to 12 main battle tanks or up to 1000 troops.
22 Jun 2014 2 Comments
Almost one year later, the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 is in Istanbul again.
According to NATO Maritime Command web site the SNMG 2 is made up from the following ships: F-105 SPS Cristobal Colon as flagship, F-247 TCG Kemalreis, FFG-50 USS Taylor, 334 HMCS Regina and A-630 FS Marne. The task force, without the US and French warships arrived in Istanbul on 19 June 2014 afternoon.
The big question is where it will sail when their port visit is over? To the Black Sea or to the Mediterranean?
15 Jun 2014 3 Comments
This is the first post of a new feature I would like to share.
Now I have the opportunity to digitize my archive of film negatives. Thus I can easily upload and share the photos of warships I have taken before the digital age of photography.
Every week I will post a warship from my archive, long decommissioned from service and probably ended in a break yard or used as a target.
So the first post of the new feature I have selected a photo of CG-26 USS Belknap as the flagship of US 6th Fleet. This photo was taken in October 1991.