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Foreign Warship On Bosphorus (Part 17)

We had a again a very busy day at Bosphorus. First, one of the NATO’s standing maritime task forces, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) passed through Bosphorus. They are heading to Burgas, Bulgaria and the task force will take part in the Bulgarian led naval exercise Breeze.

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The Flagship of SNMCMG-2 F-583 ITS Aviere. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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A double barreled 40mm fast gun as a CIWS. Not the the empty place to the left of the gun were the Otomat anti ship missiles used to be. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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The Flagship of SNMCMG-2 F-583 ITS Aviere. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Turkish contribution to SNMCMG-2 M-270 TCG Akçay. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Italian mine hunter 5561 ITS Rimini, the second Italian ship in SNMCMG-2. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Italian frigate F-583 ITS Aviere, after exiting from the Bosphorus.

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ITS Rimini as she was entering the Bosphorus.

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ITS Rimini on Bosphorus.

According the NATO webpage the SNMCMG-2 is made up from the following ships: Flagship F-583 ITS Aviere, 5561 ITS Rimini, M-270 TCG Akçay and M-37 HMS Chiddingfold.  The British warship was not with the task force and here whereabouts are not known.

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Greek patrol boat P-266 HS Machitis passing though Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Greek patrol boat P-266 HS Machitis passing though Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

In addition to the NATO task force the Greek patrol boat P-266 HS Machitis passed through the Bosphorus. It is safe to assume that she is going to Bulgaria to take part in the exercise.

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S-354 TCG Dolunay, passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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S-354 TCG Dolunay, passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

May be the most important sighting was however the northbound passage of an Atılay class (Type 209/1200) submarine. This is the second Turkish submarine to sail to the Black Sea in 48 hours! As Turkish submarine do not carry pennant numbers or name shields anymore is not possible to identify this submarine.

According to the official Turkish Navy website the Atılay class submarine S-354 TCG Dolunay has passed through the Bosphorus to take part in the naval Exercise Breeze 2014.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
02.01.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
02.01.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
18.01.2014 151 Azov Southbound Russia
18.01.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
27.01.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
01.02.2014 151 Azov Northbound Russia
01.02.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
05.02.2014 20 Mount Whitney Northbound USA
05.02.2014 50 Taylor Northbound USA
07.02.2014 810 Smetlivy Northbound Russia
10.02.2014 151 Azov Southbound Russia
10.02.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
20.02.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
20.02.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
26.02.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
26.02.2014 127 Minsk Northbound Russia
27.02.2014 20 Mount Whitney Southbound USA
04.03.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
04.03.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
05.03.2014 U-130 Hetman Sahaidachny Northbound Ukraine
08.03.2014 103 Truxtun Northbound USA
09.03.2014 50 Taylor Southbound USA
22.03.2014 103 Truxtun Southbound USA
23.03.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
23.03.2014 127 Minsk Southbound Russia
23.03.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Southbound Russia
28.03.2014 A-645 Alize Northbound France
03.04.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
03.04.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Northbound Russia
10.04.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
10.04.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
11.04.2014 75 Donald Cook Northbound USA
11.04.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
11.04.2014 138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
12.04.2014 A-645 Alize Southbound France
12.04.2014 MB-304 MB-304 Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 127 Minsk Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russian
23.04.2014 50 Taylor Northbound USA
25.04.2014 75 Donald Cook Southbound USA
29.04.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
29.04.2014 Kruzenshtern Northbound Russia
29.04.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
30.04.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
XX.04.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
XX.04.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
30.04.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
30.04.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
01.05.2014 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
09.05.2014 605 Admiral Levchenko Northbound Russia
10.05.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
10.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
12.5.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
12.05.2014 50 Taylor Southbound USA
14.05.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
15.05.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.05.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Southbound Russia
15.05.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
21.05.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
21.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
23.05.2014 72 Vella Gulf Northbound USA
28.05.2014 F-711 Surcouf Northbound France
29.05.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
29.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
29.05.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
04.06.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russian
04.06.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gornyak Southbound Russia
07.06.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
09.06.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
09.06.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
12.06.2014 102 Vella Gulf Southbound USA
15.06.2014 A-5340 Elettra Northbound Italy
16.06.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
17.06.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
17.06.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
17.06.2014 F-711 Surcouf Southbound France
24.06.2014 251 Wodnik Northbound Poland
03.07.2014 5561 Rimini Northbound Italy
03.07.2014 F-583 Aviere Northbound Italy
03.07.2014 P-266 Machitis Northbound Greece

I have archived the list of the Russian ship movements in 2013.

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