SNMG-1 Visiting Istanbul

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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?

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The Spanish frigate ESPS Blas De Lezo inside the flagship of SNMG-1 NRP Francisco de Almeida.

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This is a very lonely Buffalo very far away from home.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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11 Responses to SNMG-1 Visiting Istanbul

  1. harry dardanel says:

    These barriers are routine for the USN and HMCS.

  2. Shoku Abome says:

    They are to contain any oil spills

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  9. That Buffalo might be far away from home, but the weather’s probably warmer :)

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