Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 19)

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Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov returned from her Syrian deployment after 10 days. Note the two guards laying down at the bow of the ship.

 

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According to news reports after two years of absence, North Fleet landing ship Georgiy Pobedonesets passed through Turkish Straits to join the other ships in Syrian Express deployments. Photo: Karar

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Alexander Otrakovski making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Minsk, making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: via Yörük Işık.

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Natya class mine sweeper Kovrovets returned to her home port. She was deployed in Syria since February 2016. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Krivak class frigate Pytlivy made a southbound passage through Istanbul with her new pennant number. Note the two guards laying down, one at the bow the other at aft.

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Turkish Coast Guard boat TCSG-93 was unusual close to the Russian frigate during a part of the transit. Pytlivy is joining Ladny, Smetlivy and Serpukhov which are already in the Mediterranean Sea.

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French warship D-615 FS Jean Bart left the Black Sea after spending 6 days.

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Thick smoke coming from Jean Bart‘s funnel indicates her old age. She will be replaced by a FREMM class warship in a 7 years.

The list of the foreign warships passed through Istanbul Strait is here.

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