>Old Minesweeper Sunk As Target

>Probably nobody does remember it or does care or is interested. But I do.
The identity of old minesweeper that was sunk as target during last month’s Deniz Yıldızı naval exercise was revealed as ex-TCG Seddülbahir (M-513).

She was decommissioned in March 2006. She can be seen on the background, burning.


6 Responses to >Old Minesweeper Sunk As Target

  1. >Do you know what date the sinking happened? Would like to add to my files. I'm like you; I love that kind of info.

  2. >Forgot to add, it was USN hull number MSC 272 but was build for Turkey.

  3. Saturn 5 says:

    >I am glad to know that there are others just like me. The live firings took place on 15 April 2010.

  4. Anonymous says:

    >Thanks for the ID, I was trying to figure that one out too!

  5. Anonymous says:

    >Do you know what weapon system was used to sink?

  6. Saturn 5 says:

    >TCG Gaziantep and F-497 TCG Göksu executed each one SM-1 MR Block VI missile firing in surface mod. The MEKO 200 Track I class F-241 TCG Turgutreis fired a Sea Sparrow RIM-7 M missile in surface mod as well. Further more the fast attack craft P-328 TCG Şimşek performed a Penguin Mk2 firing.The last live firing was made by a Sea Hawk helicopter with a AGM-114B Hellfire air to surface missile.But I do not know for sure if all these missiles were fired to that old minesweeper or not.

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