CEZAYİRLİ HASAN PAŞA (Rhein) CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISSIONED
A-577 SOKULLU MEHMET PAŞA 23 May 1997
A-579 CEZAYİRLİ GAZİ HASAN PAŞA 31 March 1993
A-577 TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, passing through Bosphorus in 2012.

A-577 TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, passing through Bosphorus in 2012.

A-579 TCG Cezayirli Hasan Paşa

Characteristics:
Displacement: 2940 tons full load
Dimensions: 98,2 x 11,8 x 4,4 meters
Speed, Range: 20 knots, 1600 miles at 15 kts.
Crew: 188

Weapons:
Guns: 2 x 100mm/55; 4 x 40mm/60; 2 x 12,7mm

Sensors:
Radars: Surface search; fire control; navigation

Comments:
Four ships of this class Elbe, Donau, Isar and Ruhr were transferred to Turkish Navy in 1980’s. Isar was the first TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa. She was replaced by Donau. Similarly Ruhr was the first TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa; she was replaced by Elbe.

They are formally training ship and usually used for training cruises of Turkish Naval Petty Officer Vocational School and Turkish Naval Academy. Besides training cruises both ships are used in flagships duties.

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