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TCG Gazal On The News

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A-587 TCG Gazal in exercise with a MEKO 200 Track I class frigate. Photo: Hürriyet

The Turkish daily Hürriyet ran a photo reportage on A-587 TCG Gazal. She is one of the few World War 2 veteran ships still remaining in Turkish Navy and is 72 years old.

She was launched in December 1942 as USS Sioux a Cherokee class tug. After 30 years of service in US Navy she was leased to Turkish Navy in 1972 and was renamed as TCG Gazal. The was completely transferred to Turkish Navy in 1973.

A couple of photos that I like most:

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For the rest of the beautiful photos of this iron lady click here.

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2 Responses to TCG Gazal On The News

  1. Kevin Brent says:

    The excellent condition of this vessel after 72 years, says a lot about the Turkish Navy. Well done!!

  2. Kevin Brent says:

    Reblogged this on J. Kevin Brent and commented:
    The excellent condition of this vessel after 72 years, says a lot about the Turkish Navy. I have seen younger, more modern vessels transferred to other navies by the USA, that did not fair anywhere near as well as TCG Gazal.

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