Republic Day 2012

Today is the 89th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

It is a custom of Turkish Navy to send a couple of warships to port cities and open them for public visiting.

This year F-240 TCG Yavuz and F-496 TCG Gökova are in Istanbul.

The 76mm gun of F-496 TCG Gökova. Note the “Tiger” logo, this is new.

The business end of F-496 TCG Gökova. Mk-13 launcher with a training SM-1 missile and the newly installed Mk-48 VLS with ESSM missiles.

These ships look very impressive from this point of view

F-240 TCG Yavuz.

TCG Yavuz and TCG Gökova weren’t the only ships opened to the public. Below is a map from the official website of Turkish Navy showing all the ships and the one submarine for the public to visit. 

7 Responses to Republic Day 2012

  1. Izabela says:

    Hey Devrim, have you been there today? Have you managed to get on Gokova’s board?

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