SNMG-1 Visiting Istanbul
Interestingly only the Canadian frigate has a floating barrier as a protection against small boats. Are the Spaniards and the Portuguese expendable or is there a specific thread against Canadian warship?
The Spanish frigate ESPS Blas De Lezo inside the flagship of SNMG-1 NRP Francisco de Almeida.
This is a very lonely Buffalo very far away from home.
HMAC Winnipeg has her legacy SPS-49 radar replaced with modern SMART Mk2 3D radar during The Halifax Class Modernisation/Frigate Life Extension (FELEX) programme.
The Spanish frigate ESPS Blas De Lezo inside the flagship of SNMG-1 NRP Francisco de Almeida. The difference of their sizes is very obvious in this photo.
Since 3 December 2015 the three ship strong NATO Standing Naval Group One is in Istanbul.Today I had the opportunity to go near to the ships and take some more photos.