Smetlivy Left Italy after Repairs

According to Russian website Rusnavy.com, the Russian destroyer Smetlivy left Italy.

She was in the Mediterranean Sea to take part in the joint Russo-Italian naval exercise IONIEX-2012.  Smetlivy apparently suffered a problem with her fuel system so that it was necessary to repair her in Taranto naval base. She will join other Russian ships already in the Mediterranean and they will altogether sail to Gulf of Aden to combat piracy.

It was earlier said that one of oil pump blocks was broken down on BSF destroyer Smetlivy that had called at Italian port Taranto after completion of the IONIEX-2012 joint naval exercise. The ship’s commanding staff decided to ask Italian partners to help. 

In order to eliminate the failure found in the Russian destroyer, Italian Navy’s workshops made the needed parts in a day. When the crew had finished all repair works, Smetlivy departed from Taranto in the evening of Nov 13 and is currently heading for assigned zone in the Mediterranean Sea. 

BSF task group consisting of Guards missile cruiser Moskva, landing ship Saratov, and replenishment tanker Ivan Bubnov is performing combat training tasks in the East Mediterranean. 

The ships are holding joint tactical drills practicing short-range antisubmarine and antiaircraft warfare. It is planned to conduct watch officer drills, train signalmen and radar operators, and carry out damage control drills. 

The task group will be soon reinforced by BSF landing ship Novocherkassk which is to pass the Black Sea Straits in the next few days. 

Late in Nov, the task group will pass the Suez Canal and start anti-piracy mission near the Horn of Africa early in Dec, reports Russian defense ministry

 

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Russian Destroyer Smetlivy Returned Home

Smetlivy, passing through Bosphorus on 30 May 2012.  Photo: Cem Dogut, used with permission.

On 30th May 2012, the Russian Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy returned from her deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean. She was send to the region to show Russian support to the Syrian regime and to show flag. As this photo shows there was less smoke on the water this time.

Russian Destroyer Smetlivy Passed Through Bosphorus


Fog of war or smoke and mirrors? Russian destroyer Smetlivy on her way to Mediterranean Sea.

The Kashin class Russian destroyer Smetlivy passed through Bosphorus this morning. According to news on Turkish media she is on her way to Syrian port Tartus.

The large anti-submarine ship (I guess this means destroyer in Russian) Smetlivy was laid in 1966 and commissioned in 1969. She is the sole remaining Kashin class destroyer and is attached to Russian Black Sea Fleet. She was refitted from 1990 till 1996. Though she is one of the oldest vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, she is still very active.

I am not sure whether she has received as ticked for polluting the air of Istanbul but as you can see she was smoking heavily- remaining me that Deep Purple song! I am not a marine propulsion expert but her machinery may not be in a good condition.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2018

List of foreign warship movements through Turkish Straits in 2018. Last updated: 23.6.2018

Date Number Name Direction Nationality Fleet
17.6.2018 652 Grad Sviyazhsk Southbound Russia Black Sea
17.6.2018 651 Veliki Ustyug Southbound Russia Black Sea
15.6.2018 152 Nikolia Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
14.6.2018 Ekwator Northbound Russia Black Sea
9.6.2018 Kildin Southbound Russia Black Sea
7.6.2018 Shaktar Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.6.2018 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
2.6.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
31.5.2018 494 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
31.5.2018 868 Pytlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
30.5.2018 837 Kinel Northbound Russia Black Sea
30.5.2018 SB-739 Northbound Russia
30.5.2018 908 Vitze Admiral Zakharin Northbound Russia Black Sea
29.5.2018 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.5.2018 SB-5 Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.5.2018 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
23.5.2018 844 P-433 Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.5.2018 Shaktar Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.5.2018 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
23.5.2018 Iman Northbound Russia
22.5.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.5.2018 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.5.2018 D-37 Duncan Southbound UK SNMG-2
12.5.2018 MB-304 MB-304 Southbound Russia
12.5.2018 911 Turbinist Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.5.2018 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
11.5.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
10.5.2018 F-82 Victoria Southbound Spain SNMG-2
9.5.2018 SB-5 Southbound Russia Black Sea
9.5.2018 Iman Southbound Russia
6.5.2018 P-611 Syphax Southbound Tunisia
2.5.2018 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
1.5.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
1.5.2018 F-82 Victoria Northbound Spain SNMG-2
1.5.2018 D-37 Duncan Northbound UK SNMG-2
29.4.2018 MAI-1103 MAI-1103 Southbound Romania  
25.4.2018 148 Orsk Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.4.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.4.2018 870 Smetlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
21.4.2018 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
15.4.2018 148 Orsk Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.4.2018 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
9.4.2018 148 Orsk Northbound Russia Black Sea
7.4.2018 Hurst Point Southbound UK
5.4.2018 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
4.4.2018 Hurst Point Northbound UK
2.4.2018 868 Pytlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.4.2018 310 Perekop Southbound Russia
30.3.2018 837 Kinel Southbound Russia Black Sea
30.3.2018 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
26.3.2018 148 Orsk Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.3.2018 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
22.3.2018 29 Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu Northbound Romania
22.3.2018 51 Oak Hill Southbound USA
21.3.2018 PM-56 Northbound Russia Black Sea
20.3.2018 63 Priboy Northbound Bulgaria
17.3.2018 310 Perekop Northbound Russia
15.3.2018 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea 
15.3.2018 148 Orsk Northbound Russia Black Sea
14.3.2018 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea 
13.3.2018 490 Admiral Essen Southbound Russia Black Sea 
12.3.2018 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic 
12.3.2018 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
8.3.2018 PM-138 Southbound Russia Black Sea 
7.3.2018 51 Oak Hill Northbound USA
6.3.2018 29 Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu Southbound Romania
6.3.2018 Shaktar Northbound Russia
6.3.2018 911 Ivan Golubets Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.3.2018 63 Priboy Southbound Bulgaria
5.3.2018 148 Orsk Southbound Russia Black Sea  
5.3.2018 P-610 Jugurtha Southbound Tunisia
5.3.2018 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
3.3.2018 64 Carney Southbound USA
28.2.2018 71 Ross Southbound USA
22.2.2018 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea  
21.2.2018 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
21.2.2018 908 Vitze Admiral Zakharin Southbound Russia Black Sea  
21.2.2018 SB-739 Southbound Russia  
17.2.2018 71 Ross Northbound USA
16.2.2018 64 Carney Northbound USA
16.2.2018 D-37 Duncan Southbound UK SNMG-2
13.2.2018 H-88 Enterprise Northbound UK SNMCMG-2
13.2.2018 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
11.2.2018 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
6.2.2018 Ekwator Southbound Russia Black Sea
3.2.2018 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
1.2.2018 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
31.1.2018 D-37 Duncan Northbound UK SNMG-2
29.1.2018 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
29.1.2018 Professor Nikolay Muru Northbound Russia
27.1.2018 148 Orsk Northbound Russia Black Sea
26.1.2018 Professor Nikolay Muru Southbound Russia
26.1.2018 Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
24.1.2018 H-88 Enterprise Northbound UK SNMCMG-2
22.1.2018 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Southbound Russia Northern
17.1.2018 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.1.2018 64 Carney Southbound USA  
10.1.2018 148  Orsk Southbound Russia Black Sea
9.1.2018 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
8.1.2018 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
8.1.2018 KIL-158 Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.1.2018 64 Carney Northbound USA
5.1.2018 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Northbound Russia Northern
1.1.2018 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 19)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, during the last 3 weeks:

Amur class factory ship PM-138 returned from her Syrian deployment. Her southbound passage was on 18. January 2017. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Ropucha class landing ship Azov making her northbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

Ropucha class large landing ship Tsezer Kunikov returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Destroyer Smetlivy returned back to the Black Sea after a short deployment in the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Russian Alligator class warship Nikolai Filchenkov returns from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 18)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that passed through Bosphorus, during the last week:

Romanian training ship Mircea made a southbound passage. She will be used to train German naval cadets until German training ship Gorch Fock is repaired. Mircea and Gorch Fock are sisters. Photo: Yörük Işık.

The sole Kashin class destroyer of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Smetlivy made a southbound passage through Istanbul.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017

List of foreign warship movements through Turkish Straits in 2017. Last updated: 29.12.2017

Date Number Name Direction Nationality Fleet
27.12.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.12.2017 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Southbound Russia Northern
23.12.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.12.2017 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
21.12.2017   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia  
12.12.2017 127  Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic 
10.12.2017   Alexander Pushkin Southbound Russia  
9.12.2017 95 James E. Williams Southbound USA
9.12.2017 F-714 Guépratte Southbound France
4.12.2017 32 Tsibar Northbound Bulgaria
2.12.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
30.11.2017 SB-739 Northbound Russia
30.11.2017 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
26.11.2017 95 James E. Williams Northbound USA
23.11.2017 32 Tsibar Southbound Bulgaria  
21.11.2017 41 Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
19.11.2017 F-714 Guépratte Northbound France
19.11.2017   Donuzlav Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.11.2017 265 Admiral Horia Macelariu Northbound Romania
18.11.2017 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
17.11.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
14.11.2017 868 Pytlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
14.11.2017 62 Shkval Southbound Bulgaria  
11.11.2017 Ekwator Northbound Russia Black Sea
11.11.2017 31 Alexander Otrakovsky Southbound Russia Northern
8.11.2017 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
6.11.2017 Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
5.11.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
5.11.2017 265 Admiral Horia Macelariu Southbound Romania
3.11.2017 911 Ivan Golubets Southbound Russia Black Sea
3.11.2017 Shaktar Southbound Russia
1.11.2017 F-221 Regele Ferdinand Northbound Romania
1.11.2017 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Northbound Russia Northern
31.10.2017 525 Obzor Southbound Bulgaria
30.10.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
29.10.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.10.2017 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
22.10.2017 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Southbound Russia Northern
22.10.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.10.2017 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia Black Sea
14.10.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.10.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
12.10.2017 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.10.2017 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.10.2017 Yantar Southbound Russia
7.10.2017 F-221 Regele Ferdinand Southbound Romania
5.10.2017 031 Alexander Otrakovsky Northbound Russia Northern
3.10.2017 494 Admiral Grigrovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.10.2017 Yaman Northbound Russia
2.10.2017 Viktor Konetskiy Southbound Russia
1.10.2017 Alexander Pushkin Northbound Russia
29.09.2017 Yantar Northbound Russia
29.09.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
28.9.2017 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
28.9.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
25.9.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.9.2017 Viktor Konetskiy Northbound Russia
23.9.2017 Viktor Cherokov Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.9.2017 751 Admiral Essen Northbound Russia Black Sea
20.9.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
20.9.2017 Mircea Northbound Romania
19.9.2017 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
15.9.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.9.2017 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.9.2017 D-560 Luigi Durand de la Penne Southbound Italy  
3.9.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.9.2017 MAI-1101 MAI-1101 Northbound Romania
1.9.2017 D-560 Luigi Durand de la Penne Northbound Italy
1.9.2017 78 Porter Southbound USA
31.8.2017 511 Pomorie Southbound Bulgaria
31.8.2017 MAI-1104 MAI-1104 Southbound Romania
25.8.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.8.2017 310 Perekop Southbound Russia
19.8.2017   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
18.8.2017 78 Porter Northbound USA
7.8.2017 770 Valentin Pikul Northbound Russia Black Sea
7.8.2017 Krasnodar Northbound Russia Black Sea
3.8.2017 868 Pytlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.8.2017 Kildin Southbound Russia Black Sea
1.8.2017 D-37 Duncan Southbound UK SNMG-2
29.7.2017 66 Hué City Southbound USA
24.7.2017 P-71 A. Ritsos Southbound Greece
24.7.2017 64 Carney Southbound USA
23.7.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
23.7.2017 D-621 Chevalier Paul Southbound France
22.7.2017 152 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
22.7.2017 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
20.7.2017 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
17.7.2017 D-621 Chevalier Paul Northbound France
16.7.2017 Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
13.7.2017 D-37 Duncan Northbound UK SNMG-2
13.7.2017 P-71 A. Ritsos Northbound Greece
11.7.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
10.7.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
10.7.2017 751 Admiral Essen Southbound Russia Black Sea
9.7.2017 66 Hué City Northbound USA
8.7.2017 64 Carney Northbound USA
6.7.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
4.07.2017  751 Admiral Essen Northbound Russia Black Sea
27.06.2017 SB-739 Southbound Russia Black Sea
24.06.2017 Kildin Northbound Russia Black Sea
15.06.2017 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia Black Sea
14.06.2017 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.06.2017 Dvintsa-50 Northbound Russia
07.06.2017 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
02.06.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
02.06.2017 870 Smetlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
02.06.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.05.2017 Mircea Southbound Romania
22.05.2017 870 Smetlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.05.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
21.05.2017 79 Oscar Austin Southbound USA
21.05.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
20.05.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.05.2017 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
15.05.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
12.05.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.05.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
09.05.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
07.05.2017 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia Black Sea
07.05.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
06.05.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
05.05.2017 79 Oscar Austin Northbound USA
02.05.2017 MB-304 Northbound Russia Black Sea
02.05.2017 913 Kovrovets Northbound Russia Black Sea
02.05.2017 MAI-1102 MAI-1102 Northbound Romania
01.05.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
29.04.2017 MAI-1101 MAI-1101 Southbound Romania  
29.04.2017 D-32 Daring Southbound UK  
28.04.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
28.04.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea 
25.04.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia  
24.04.2017 D-32 Daring Northbound UK
21.04.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
17.04.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
16.04.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.04.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.04.2017 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
07.04.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
06.04.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
06.04.2017   MB-174 Southbound Russia Black Sea
06.04.2017 836 Unarmeec Kryma Southbound Russia Black Sea
05.04.2017 F-710 La Fayette Southbound France
06.04.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
03.04.2017 130 Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic
29.3.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
27.3.2017 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
25.3.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
24.3.2017 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.3.2017 770 Valentin Pikul Southbound Russia Black Sea
24.3.2017 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania SNMCMG-2
24.3.2017 M-1061 Rottweil Southbound Germany SNMCMG-2
24.3.2017 M-35 Duero Southbound Spain SNMCMG-2
24.3.2017 511 Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki Southbound Poland SNMCMG-2
22.3.2017 50 Carter Hall Southbound USA  
17.3.2017 50 Carter Hall Northbound USA
17.3.2017 130 Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic
16.3.2017 F-710 La Fayette Northbound France
16.3.2017 M-62 Evropi Southbound  Greece SNMCMG-2 
15.3.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.3.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
12.3.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.3.2017 870 Smetlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.3.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
4.3.2017 M-62 Evropi Northbound Greece SNMCMG-2
4.3.2017 M-1061 Rottweil Northbound Germany SNMCMG-2
4.3.2017 M-35 Duero Northbound Spain SNMCMG-2
4.3.2017 511 Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki Northbound Poland SNMCMG-2
4.3.2017 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
2.3.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
2.3.2017 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia Northern
2.3.2017 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
2.3.2017 Donuzlav Northbound Russia Black Sea
27.2.2017  158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.2.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
21.2.2017 130 Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic
19.2.2017 340 St. John’s Southbound Canada SNMG-2
19.2.2017 102 Almirante Juan de Borbón Southbound Spain SNMG-2
19.2.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
18.2.2017 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.2.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
16.02.2017 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia Northern
11.02.2017 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
11.02.2017 78 Porter Southbound USA
6.02.2017 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia Northern
5.02.2017 Kildin Southbound Russia Black Sea 
4.02.2017 PM-56 Northbound Russia Black Sea
3.02.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.02.2017 78 Porter Northbound USA
1.02.2017 130 Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic
31.1.2017 340 St. John’s Northbound Canada SNMG-2
31.1.2017 102 Almirante Juan de Borbón Northbound Spain SNMG-2
29.1.2017 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
27.1.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
26.1.2017 Liman Northbound Russia
26.1.2017 158  Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.1.2017 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
23.1.2017   MB-304 Southbound Russia  
22.1.2017 MB-304 Northbound Russia
23.1.2017 911 Ivan Golubets Northbound Russia Black Sea
22.1.2017 SB-5 Southbound Russia
22.1.2017 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
21.1.2017 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
20.1.2017 KIL-158 Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.1.2017 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia Black Sea
18.1.2017 152  Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.1.2017 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
11.1.2017 130  Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic 
10.1.2017 Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
5.1.2017 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.1.2017   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia  
4.1.2017 SB-5 Northbound Russia
4.1.2017 Kazan-50 Northbound Russia
3.1.2017 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
1.1.2017 MAI-1102 MAI-1102 Southbound Romania

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 21)

This was an interesting week for a ship spotter in Istanbul. We have witnessed the maiden voyage of Admiral Grigorovich the first ship of her class of 6. and we have also saw the first Black Sea deployment of a US Navy warship in 2016.

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Russian buoy tender KIL-158 returns from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian Krivak class frigate Ladny returns back to her home base. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy, made her northbound passage together with the Krivak class Ladny Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Destroyer Smetlivy (left) and frigate Ladny in the same picture. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian auxiliary Vologda-50 returns from Syria with 3 containers. Photo: Alper Böler

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Romanian Border Police craft MAI-1104 makes a northbound passage through Bosphorus. She took part in Frontex operations in Aegean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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The newest warship of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Grigorovich made her début passage through Turkish Straits.

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Admiral Grigorovich making her northbound passage.

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Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov sails southbound for her Syrian deployment.

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Stern view of USS Porter. The SeaRam self-defence system that combines the sensors of Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS with RIM-116 missiles.

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USS Porter sailing northbound.

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US Navy destroyer USS Porter made her first deployment in 2016 to the Black Sea.

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Tug, MB-31 made a southbound passage. Will she return with the third improved Kilo class submarine of the Black Sea Fleet? Photo: Alper Böler.

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

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.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 10)

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Tsezar Konikov, returning from her Syrian deployment. Her southbound passage through Bosphorus was 8,5 days ago. With this deployment she may win the Blue Riband. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Auxiliary cargo ship, Vologda-50 going to Syria

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Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sagaidachny returning to the Black Sea. Note the two containers on her flight deck. According to Ukraine, they are part of a mobile military hospital. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

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Ukrainian warship Balta returning to her home after conducting training with Turkish Navy. Photo: Alper Böler.

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A very rare visit of Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sagaidachny outside of the Black Sea

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A very rare appearance of Ukrainian warship Balta

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PM-56 heading home after 6 month of deployment in Syria.

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Kashin class destroyer, Smetlivy with her new pennant number heading to the Mediterranean.

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Smetlivy with her new pennant number heading to the Mediterranean.

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Ropucha class landing ship Minsk, making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Rescue tug of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Professor Nikolay Muru making a southbound passage through Istanbul. She will be deployed in Eastern Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Novocharkassk returninig from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Returning from her Syrian deployment, Yauza passes through Istanbul in the middle of the night. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 heading to Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alligator class landing ship Saratov passing through Istanbul on a party foggy day. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Amur-I class repair ship PM-138 heading to Syria. She and her sister PM-56 rotate in every 6 months their deployment to Tartus, Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Tsezar Kunikov heading to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

This is a double issue. The last two weeks was interesting for a ship spotter.

First we have witnessed the semi yearly rotation of Amur class floating workships PM-138 and PM-56. One of them is stationed in Syria for 6 months. PM-138 made her southbound deployment and the relived PM-56 made her northbound passage a couple of days later.

Second we have seen the newly renumbered Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy passing through Istanbul.  Her old pennant number 810 was replaced as 870.

The most noteworthy sighting was without any doubt the passages of two Ukrainian warships. On 7th March 2015 frigate Hetman Sagaidachny and degaussing ship Balta made their southbound passage through Istanbul. This was the first passage of Ukrainian warships since the annexation of Crimea. The ships sailed to the Gölcük Naval Base, the main base of Turkish Navy. There some training activities were conducted. Both ships arrived in Istanbul on 10th March for a half day port visit. During this time Ukrainian President visited the ships.
The list of the foreign warships passed through Istanbul Strait is here.

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