The Graduation Ceremony At The Turkish Naval Academy
Gabya class frigate F-497 TCG Göksu. She is one of the four ships which will receive Smart Mk2 radar and Mk-41 VLS launcher upgrade and the new ESSM missiles.
Barbaros class frigate F-245 TCG Oruçreis. She will receive Smart Mk2 radar and her Mk29 launcher will be replaced with a Mk41 VLS.
S-349 TCG Batıray. One of the six Ay class submarines.
S-354 TCG Sakarya. One of the four Preveze class submarines.
P-337 TCG Atak She is the same class as TCG Mızrak.
M-265 TCG Alanya. This Aydın class mine hunter is one of the most modern ships of her kind in Turkish Navy.
M-268 TCG Akçakoca. She is the same class as TCG Alanya.
A-579 TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa. She is one of the two large training ships of Turkish Naval Forces.
SG-702 TCSG Güven. One of the four Dost class OPVs of Turkish Coast Guard.
SG-90 TCSG-90 was on patrol duty protecting the other ships
Today, there was a graduation ceremony at Turkish Naval Academy. I did not attend the ceremony but I was able to take photos of the warships anchored off the Naval Academy for the celebrations. I guess, the number of the warships and their combined firepower was more than the naval armed forces of many nations.
I wish friendly seas, following winds and a successful career to the new officers of our naval forces