Russian Intelligence Gathering Ship Liman, Sunk Off The Coast Of Istanbul

The stricken Liman look very much just like this ship, her sister Kildin. Here Kildin moving northbound in November 2016.

On 27th April 2017 the Russian intelligence gathering ship Liman sunk off the coast of Istanbul.

The Project 861 / Moma class ship of Russian Black Sea Fleet was approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of the northern entrance of Istanbul Strait when Togo flagged livestock carrier Youzarsif H hit Liman. The accident happened at 08.41 UTC (11:41 local time). There was fog and the visibility was limited. This part of the Black Sea is usually used as a staging area for the ships as the wait for their turn to sail the Bosphorus. Thus there are usually many ships either adrift or sailing with very slow speed.

It was apparently Youzarsif H that hit Liman since Russian ships hull was  breached below the waterline. Both ship are similar in displacement around 1.500 tons and size. The damage to the Russian ship has overwhelmed the damage control party and the ship sunk at 11:48 UTC (14:48 local time).

The proximate location of the incident.

Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety dispatched life boats Kıyı Emniyeti 3, Kıyı Emniyeti 6, Kıyı Emniyeyi 8 and tug Kurtarma 3 to the accident site.

Of the 78 sailors on board of Liman, 26 were rescued by life boat Kıyı Emniyeti 3, 37 by Kıyı Eminyeti 8 and 15 by Youzarsif H. There are no casualties.

Liman was one of the 3 Project 861M / Moma class intelligence gathering ships. All are based in the Black Sea. The ship was deployed to the Mediterranean in Winter 2016 and was last seen passing northbound through Istanbul on 26 January 2017.

Liman was not expected to pass southbound through Istanbul Strait. This means she was sailing just outside of the Turkish territorial waters for collecting intelligence.

Intelligence gathering ships are equipped with highly sensitive sensors, special eavesdropping hardware and software to record and decipher the collected data. Some of the sailors on board must be “scientist” specialized gathering and interpreting data. A good question is whether the Russians had time to destroy the sensitive equipment before abandoning the ship. Another question is whether there will be any efforts to raise the ship or salvage any sensitive equipment that was not destroyer by the crew.

Though we don’t have details, how the accident ever happened and who was right according to COLREG, it is kind a ironic, that a ship with a mission to gather all the intelligence around it, fails to see an ungainly merchant ship sailing directly on it.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 4)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, last two weeks:

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Moma class intelligence gathering ship Kildin passed through Istanbul on her way to the Eastern Mediterranean. She has replaced Liman that returned to the Black Sea last week.

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Amur class repair ship PM-56 returned to the Black Sea after being replaced by her sister PM-138. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian landing ship Tsezar Kunikov silhouetted against old city as she returns from her Syrian deployment.

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USS Porter passing through Istanbul on her way to Constanta, Romanian. Photo: Yörük Işık

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Southbound, Korolev on her 2. Syrian deployment on 2017. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Canadian frigate HMCS St. John’s passing through Istanbul after a 3 day port visit. She is taking part in NATO exercise Sea Shield 2017. Photo: Alper Böler

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Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón sailed to the Black Sea after finishing her port visit in Istanbul. She too, is taking part in NATO exercise Sea Shield 2017.

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Ropucha class large landing ship Yamal passed through Istanbul on the first Syrian Express deployment of 2017. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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An empty Nikolai Filchenkov returning from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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The intelligence gathering ship Liman returned after a 3 months deployment in the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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The next day MB-304 returned alone to the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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On 23th January MB-304 was observed making a northbound passage through Istanbul towing the floating crane SPK-46150. Photo: Alper Böler.

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 32)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 7 days:

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The flagship of the 6th Fleet of US Navy, USS Mount Whitney,  departured from Black Sea on 23 October 2016. The ship spend 13 days in the region and visited Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria.

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French warship, FS Premier Maître l`Her made her southbound passage through Istanbul. She spent 17 days in the region.

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Russian intelligence gathering ship Liman deployed to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian oceanographic research ship Donuzlav made a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Alper Böler

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Tarantul class corvette Ivanovets returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Serhat Güvenç

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Alligator class landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov passed southbound through Istanbul, for her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016

List of foreign warship movements through Turkish Straits in 2016. Last updated: 31.12.2016

Date Number Name Direction Nationality Fleet
30.12.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
27.12.2016 913 Kovrovets Southbound Russia Black Sea
27.12.2016 MB-304 Southbound Russia Black Sea
26.12.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Black Sea
26.12.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.12.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.12.2016 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
19.12.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.12.2016 494 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.12.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
15.12.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
14.12.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia Northern
14.12.2016 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
11.12.2016 260 Alamgir Southbound Pakistan  
11.12.2016   Kazan-60 Southbound Russia  
10.12.2016 130 Korolev Southbound Russia Baltic
9.12.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
9.12.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.12.2016 Divinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
7.12.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
6.12.2016 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
5.12.2016 63 Priboy Northbound Bulgaria
5.12.2016 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
5.12.2016 42 Verni Northbound Bulgaria
4.12.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia Northern
3.12.2016 260 Alamgir Northbound Pakistan
1.12.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
26.11.2016 868 Pvytilvy Northbound Russia Black Sea
26.11.2016 130 Korolev Northbound Russia Baltic
26.11.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia Northern
23.11.2016 63 Priboy Southbound Bulgaria  
23.11.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.11.2016 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania  
23.11.2016   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia  
22.11.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
22.11.2016 MB-31 Northbound Russia
21.11.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
20.11.2016 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
20.11.2016 Professor Nikolai Muru Northbound Russia
20.11.2016 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.11.2016 MB-31 Southbound Russia
18.11.2016 SPK-46150 Southbound Russia
17.11.2016 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Southbound Romania
16.11.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia Northern
16.11.2016 Kazan-60 Northbound Russia
15.11.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
14.11.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
13.11.2016 Iman Northbound Russia Black Sea
10.11.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.11.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia Northern
8.11.2016 Kildin Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.11.2016 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.11.2016 Professor Nikolai Muru Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.11.2016 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
3.11.2016 KIL-158 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
2.11.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
30.10.2016 64 Carney Southbound USA
29.10.2016 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
29.10.2016 870 Smetlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
29.10.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonestes Southbound Russia Northern
28.10.2016 42 Verni Southbound Bulgaria
28.10.2016 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
26.10.2016 SB-5 Southbound Russia
25.10.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
25.10.2016 SB-5 Northbound Russia
25.10.2016   Kazan-60 Southbound Russia  
25.10.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
24.10.2016 64 Carney Northbound USA
23.10.2016 20 Mount Whitney Southbound USA
22.10.2016 F-792 Premier-Maitre L’Her Southbound France
20.10.2016 Liman Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.10.2016 Donuzlav Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.10.2016 954 Ivanovets Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.10.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
18.10.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Southbound Russia Black Sea
16.10.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.10.2016 Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
11.10.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
10.10.2016 20 Mount Whitney Northbound USA
9.10.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
7.10.2016 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia Black Sea
7.10.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
7.10.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
6.10.2016 F-792 Premier-Maitre L’Her Northbound France
6.10.2016 494 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
6.10.2016 152 Nikolai Filchenkov Northbound Russia Black Sea
5.10.2016 603 Serpukhov Southbound Russia Black Sea
5.10.2016 602 Zeleny Dol Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.10.2016 Yantar Southbound Russia
3.10.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
2.10.2016 Mircea Northbound Romania
29.9.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia Baltic
27.9.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.9.2016 494 Admiral Grigorovich Southbound Russia Black Sea
24.9.2016 Kazan-60 Northbound Russia
24.9.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
23.9.2016 SPK-46150 Northbound Russia
22.9.2016 Divinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
21.9.2016 Yantar Northbound Russia
19.9.2016 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
16.9.2016 603 Serpukhov Northbound Russia Black Sea
16.9.2016 602 Zeleny Dol Northbound Russia Black Sea
16.9.2016 MB-31 Northbound Russia Black Sea 
13.9.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
13.9.2016   Mircea Southbound Romania  
9.9.2016 Kazan-60  Southbound Russia Black Sea 
8.9.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
6.9.2016 300 Smolny Southbound Russia Black Sea 
4.9.2016 SB-36  Southbound Russia Black Sea 
2.9.2016 PM-56 PM-56  Southbound Russia Black Sea 
1.9.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
30.8.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin  Southbound Russia Baltic
28.8.2016 A-5311 Palinuro Southbound Italy
26.8.2016 300 Smolnyy Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.8.2016 Kildin Southbound Russia Black Sea
20.5.8.2016 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia Baltic
17.8.2016 770 Valentin Pikul Northbound Russia Black Sea
15.8.2016 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
15.8.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
14.8.2016 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia Black Sea
12.8.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic 
12.8.2016 603 Serpukhov Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.8.2016 602 Zeleny Dol Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.8.2016 A-374 Prometheus Southbound Greece  
8.8.2016 A-5311 Palinuro Northbound Italy
8.8.2016 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.8.2016 300 Smolnyy Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.8.2016 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.8.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
5.8.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
5.8.2016 339 Charlottetown Southbound Canada
5.8.2016 273 General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Southbound Poland
4.8.2016 A-374 Prometheus Northbound Greece
3.8.2016 41 Whidbey Island Southbound USA
31.7.2016 71 Ross Southbound USA
28.7.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
28.7.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
28.7.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
27.7.2016 300 Smolnyy Northbound Russia Baltic
27.7.2016 M-34 Turia Southbound Spain  
25.7.2016 SSV-201 Priazove Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.7.2016 832 R-32 Southbound Egypt  
24.7.2016   MB-31 Southbound Russia  
24.7.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
23.7.2016 603 Serpukhov Northbound Russia Black Sea
22.7.2016 71 Ross Northbound USA
21.7.2016 41 Whidbey Island Northbound USA
20.7.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
20.7.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.7.2016 P-70 Ypoploiarchos Grigoropoulos Southbound Greece
18.7.2016 273 General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Northbound Poland
18.7.2016 339 Charlottetown Northbound Canada
18.7.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
17.7.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
14.7.2016 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
10.7.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.7.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
7.7.2016 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
7.7.2016 M-34 Turia Northbound Spain
7.7.2016 P-70 Ypoploiarchos Grigoropoulos Northbound Greece
7.7.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
6.7.2016 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
2.7.2016 868 Pytlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
1.7.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
1.7.2016 KIL-158 Northbound Russia Black Sea
1.7.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
29.6.2016 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
29.6.2016 Stary Oskol Northbound Russia Black Sea
29.6.2016 Professor Nikolay Muru Northbound Russia Black Sea
29.6.2016 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
27.6.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.6.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
22.6.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.6.2016 KIL-158 Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.6.2016  151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.6.2016 MAI-1101 MAI-1101 Southbound Romania
18.6.2016 78 Porter Southbound USA
17.6.2016 A-873 Zuiderzee Southbound Netherlands
17.6.2016 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
14.6.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
13.6.2016 954 Ivanovets Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.6.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
11.6.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Southbound Russia Northern
10.6.2016 KIL-158 Northbound Russia Black Sea
9.6.2016 861 Ladny Northbound Russia Black Sea
9.6.2016 870 Smetlivy Northbound Russia Black Sea
8.6.2016 745 Admiral Grigorovich Northbound Russia Black Sea
7.6.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.6.2016 MAI-1104 MAI-1104 Northbound Romania
6.6.2016 78 Porter Northbound USA
6.6.2016 MB-31 Southbound Russia
5.6.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
5.6.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
3.6.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
3.6.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
1.6.2016 Iman Southbound Russia
30.5.2016 MAI-0201 Stefan Cel Mare Southbound Romania
29.5.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
28.5.2016 016 Georgiy Pobedonesets Northbound Russia Northern
27.5.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
27.5.2016 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia Northern
27.5.2016 913 Kovrovets Northbound Russia Black Sea
26.5.2016 868 Pytlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
24.5.2016 Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
24.5.2016 D-615 Jean Bart Southbound France
20.5.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
19.5.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
19.5.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
19.5.2016 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
18.5.2016 D-615 Jean Bart Northbound France
14.5.2016 770 Valentin Pikul Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.5.2016  127 Minsk Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.5.2016  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.5.2016 KIL-158 Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.5.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
6.5.2016 861 Ladny Southbound Russia Black Sea
6.5.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
4.5.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.5.2016 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
26.4.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.4.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
24.4.2016 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia Northern
24.4.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
22.4.2016 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
20.4.2016 337 Fredericton Southbound Canada
19.4.2016 F-222 Regina Maria Northbound Romania
19.4.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
18.4.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
16.4.2016 F-222 Regina Maria Southbound Romania
14.4.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
13.4.2016 602 Zeleny Dol Northbound Russia Black Sea
9.4.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea 
9.4.2016 Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
8.4.2016 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
8.4.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
5.4.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
4.4.2016 MAI-0201 Stefan Cel Mare Northbound Romania
4.4.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.4.2016 MAI-1104 Southbound Romania
2.4.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
31.3.2016 337 Fredericton Northbound Canada
31.3.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovsky Southbound Russia Northern
31.3.2016 603 Serpukhov Southbound Russia Black Sea
29.3.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
27.3.2016 Epron Northbound Russia Black Sea
24.3.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.3.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
22.3.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
21.3.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
20.3.2016 Dvnitsa-50 Northbound Russia
20.3.2016   Yauza Southbound Russia  
16.3.2016 29 Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu Northbound Romania
14.3.2016 150 Saratov Northbound Russia Black Sea
12.3.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia Black Sea
10.3.2016 U811 Balta Northbound Ukraine
10.3.2016 U130 Hetman Sahaydachniy Northbound Ukraine
10.3.2016   Vologda-50 Southbound Russia  
9.3.2016 Kazan-60 Northbound Russia
9.3.2016 525 Obzor Northbound Bulgaria
7.3.2016 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia Black Sea
7.3.2016 U811 Balta Southbound Ukraine  
7.3.2016 U130 Hetman Sahaydachniy Southbound Ukraine  
7.3.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
7.3.2016  870 Smetlivy Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.3.2016   Professor Nikolay Muru Southbound Russia Black Sea
4.3.2016 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia Black Sea
3.3.2016   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia  
3.3.2016 150 Saratov Southbound Russia Black Sea
2.3.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
2.3.2016 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.3.2016 Yauza Northbound Russia
1.3.2016 29 Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu Southbound Romania  
28.2.2016 M-33 Tambre Southbound Spain  
25.2.2016   Alexander Tkachenko Southbound Russia  
25.2.2016   Kazan-60 Southbound Russia  
24.2.2016 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.2.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
21.2.2016 SSV-201 Priazove Southbound Russia Black Sea
20.2.2016   Yauza Southbound Russia  
19.2.2016 151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
19.2.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
18.2.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia Northern
18.2.2016 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia Black Sea
17.2.2016 602 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
14.2.2016 913 Kovrovets Southbound Russia Black Sea
14.2.2016 602 Zeleny Dol Southbound Russia Black Sea
12.2.2016 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
12.2.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
11.2.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia Northern
9.2.2016 151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
9.2.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
8.2.2016 62 Shkval Northbound Bulgaria
8.2.2016 M-33 Tambre Northbound Spain
4.2.2016 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia Black Sea
4.2.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
2.2.2016 Afalina Northbound Russia
2.2.2016 Taurus Northbound Russia
1.2.2016  151 Azov Northbound Russia Black Sea
1.2.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
1.2.2016 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
1.2.2016 31 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia Northern
1.2.2016   Alexander Tkachenko Southbound Russia  
30.1.2016 Yauza Northbound Russia
25.1.2016 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia Black Sea
25.1.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
23.1.2016 525 Obzor Southbound Bulgaria  
22.1.2016  151 Azov Southbound Russia Black Sea
22.1.2016  127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic
18.1.2016   Yauza Southbound Russia  
17.1.2016 156 Yamal Northbound Russia Black Sea
16.1.2016 127 Minsk Northbound Russia Baltic
14.1.2016 62 Shkval Southbound Bulgaria  
8.1.2016 121 Moskva Northbound Russia Black Sea
8.1.2016 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia Black Sea
8.1.2016 156 Yamal Southbound Russia Black Sea
7.1.2016 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
6.1.2016 127 Minsk Southbound Russia Baltic

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2015

According to our observations Ropucha class landing ship and a reliable member of Syrian Express, Alexander Otrovski passed through Turkish Straits 20 times in both directions. She is closely followed by Tsezar Kunikov with 19 passages and by Novocharkassk with 18 passages.

Below is the list of the ships with 10 or more transits through Turkish Straits. It should not suprise anyone, that all of them are Russian Navy landing ships.

Name Northbound Southbound Total
Alexander Otrakovski 11 9 20
Tsezar Kunikov 9 10 19
Novocharkassk 8 10 18
Korolev 7 10 17
Nikolay Filchenkov 7 9 16
Azov 6 8 14
Saratov 7 7 14
Yamal 5 6 11
Alexander Shabalin 5 5 10

Kindly note that these 272 transits are compiled by actual spotting of these ships mostly in Istanbul and sometimes in Çanakkale Straits. Therefore the list is not complete but I would say %99 correct.

List of foreign warship movements through Turkish Straits in 2015:

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
30.12.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.12.2015 810 Smetlivy Northbound Russia
26.12.2015   Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
25.12.2015 MB-31 Northbound Russia
25.12.2015 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 52)

sayany

Russian salvage and mooring ship Sayany passing through Istanbul.

CDY_3770

Russian Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy, passing through Istanbul on her way to her home base. Thankfully there was no nasty incidents with Turkish fishing boats.

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The close-up of the bridge of Smetlivy.

Vologda-50

Vologda-50 heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: @Ata_Umurbey. Used with permission.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 being towed by MB-31. Photo: Cihan Haber Ajansı.

This is going to be the last update of this year.

The Russian auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 (ex M/V Symrna) passed through Turkish Straits being towed by tug MB-31. Kyzyl-60 was last seen sailing under her own power on 11 December 2015. The ship was sold to Russia a few months ago and with other auxiliary ships she was seen carrying supplies from Russia to Syria.

The conditions of these auxiliary ships are not good. This is something even someone watching from the shore can see. There is no information about the problem on board of Kyzyl-60 and there is also no information how long it will take to fix her.

Another auxiliary cargo ship, Vologda-50 was the only Russian ship observed going to south last week.

The Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy returned from her escort duties in the Eastern Mediterranean. She was off the coast of Syria with the Slava class cruiser Moskva.

Two Ropucha class landing ships, Tsezar Kunikov and Novocharkassk passed through the Turkish Straits together with the auxiliary ship Yauza.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
30.12.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
26.12.2015   Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
25.12.2015 MB-31 Northbound Russia
25.12.2015 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 51)

CDY_3589

Korolev making another southbound deployment.

150

Russian large landing ship Saratov returning from Syria with 9 to 10 trucks on deck. Note the high waterline suggesting there is neither few cargo inside the ship or none at all.

CDY_3559

A close up view of the Kamaz trucks on deck on Saratov.

SD7A7377

Saratov passing through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç. used with permission.

Tsezar Kunikov making a southbound passage through Istanbul without any MANPADs carrying sailors on deck. Photo: Victor M.S. Barreira. Used with permission.

CDY_3473

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Yauza heading to Mediterranean.

DDG71v2

USS Ross leaving the Black Sea during a heavy down pour.

Yamal making a northbound passage during night. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Yamal making a northbound passage during night. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Since the last update the only non-Russian warship to pass through Turkish Straits was USS Ross. She left Black Sea and returned to Mediterranean on 17 December 2015. USS Ross spend 14 days in the Black Sea participating in various exercises with allied navies.

The passages of Russian warships were uneventful, there were no sailors standing on deck with missiles.

The passage of Saratov was noteworthy as it was the first time we have seen any cargo on a northbound ship. The cargo on deck seems to be 9 or 10 trucks. They seem to be Kamaz-4310. The high waterline of the ship suggested that,  there was neither few cargo inside  or none at all.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 50)

RostavOnDon_2

The second improved Kilo classsubmarine Rostov-na-Donu passing through Istanbul and being escorted by Turkish Coast guard vessel TCSG-90.

HEPSI 2051

Rostov-na-Dona passing through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç. Used wtih permission.

ROS_04

Rostov-na-Dona passing through Istanbul. Photo: Alper Böler.

Rostov-on-Don13

Rostov-na-Dona heading to the Black Sea. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Kyzyl-60

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 making a southbound passage through Bosphorus.

SB-36

Russian tug SB-36 following the submarine Rostov-na-Donu. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

Vologda-50

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Vologda-50 heading south. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used wtih permission.

Yamal

Ropucha class large landing ship Yamal going to the Mediterranean. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

130+496

Russian landing ship Korolev passing by Turkish frigate TCG Gökova. Korolev was heading north and TCG Gökova to south.

CDY_2274

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 returning from the Mediterranean.

CDY_2211

Russian Baltic Fleet large landing ship Minsk is deployed to the Black Sea Fleet, propably to help the other over used ships in suppying the troops in Syria.

manpads

Tsezar Kunikov making a south bound passage and headlines with the sailor carrying a SA-18 SAM. 

Today the second improved Kilo class submarine of the Black Sea Fleet Rostov-na-Donu made her inaugural passage through Istanbul. It was interesting to watch her sail 4 day after she had fired an undisclosed number of Kalibr (3M-14) submarine launched cruise missiles towards targets in Syria, from Eastern Mediterranean.

As usual she was not alone. Her entourage was the tug SB-36.

The remaining passages of Russian ships were the usual Syrian Express deployments. With the exception of the much discussed transit of Tsezar Kunikov where a sailor had to carry a  what appears to be a 9K38 Igla (SA-18 “Grouse”).

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 49)

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US Navy destroyer USS Ross making her northbound passage. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

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USS Ross passing through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Korolev on her way to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Saratov making a southbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Russian auxiliary cargo shio Yauza passing through Istanbul at night. Photo : Alper Böler. Used with permission.

On 3rd December 2015 the US Navy destroyer USS Ross returned to the Black Sea after 183 days. Her latest deployment to the region was in July. 

One of the most discussed topics after the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 by Turkish F-16 was whether Turkey would allow Russian warships to pass through the Turkish Straits. The answer as evident from the photos is yes, Turkey did allow Russian warship to pass through the Straits.

We have observed Ropucha class landing ship Korolev and Alligator class landing ship Saratov going to south and Ropucha class landing ship Yamal going to north.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

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