CEZAYİRLİ HASAN PAŞA (Rhein) CLASS
|A-577||SOKULLU MEHMET PAŞA||23 May 1997|
|A-579||CEZAYİRLİ GAZİ HASAN PAŞA||31 March 1993|
Displacement: 2940 tons full load
Dimensions: 98,2 x 11,8 x 4,4 meters
Speed, Range: 20 knots, 1600 miles at 15 kts.
Guns: 2 x 100mm/55; 4 x 40mm/60; 2 x 12,7mm
Radars: Surface search; fire control; navigation
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.