Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 30)

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

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Russia’s sole Admiral Grigorovich class frigate Admiral Grigorovich made a southbound passage through Istanbul.

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Note the change of the pennant number on Admiral Grigorovich. It was 749, when she made her northbound passage in June.

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Large landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets made a southbound passage on her way to the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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The small auxiliary Kazan-60 returned from her Syian depylement aftyer 15 days. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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The Russian auxiliary Dvinitsa-50 passed through Istanbul on her deployment to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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The research and deep dive support ship of the Russian Northern Fleet, Yantar made a northbound passage through Turkish Straits.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 29)

Here are the photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 14 days:

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Russian Buyan-M class corvette Zeleny Dol returns from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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The second Buyan-M class corvette Serpukhov made a northbound passage through Istanbul following Zeleny Dol. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian tug MB-31 made a northbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler.

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With the rest of the landing ships taking part in Kavkas-2016 exercise Georgy Pobedonests was tasked with Alexander Shablin to supply Russian forces in Syria. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Romanian training ship Mircea made a rare southbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler.

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With the majorty of the large landing ships tied up in naval exercise Russian started using auxiliary ships for the Syrian Exprees deployments. Kazan-60 made a southbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Alexander Shablin returned from Syrian Express deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Turkish Navy Conducted An Exercise In The Black Sea

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Turkish fast attack craft TCG Atak (left) and TCG Tufan passing through Bosphorus in formation.

This week between 5th and 8th September 2016,  Turkish Navy conducted an unannounced exercise in the Black Sea.

During the week several Turkish warships of different types and some tugs towing practice targets were observed passing through Istanbul.

Interestingly there was no official statement from Turkish Naval Forces or from Turkish General Staff about the exercise. Since some of these passages were during the night, the exact number of the participating warships remains elusive.

Here is the list of the warships seen during the week:

Number Name Type
A-577 TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Tender
A-579 TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasanpaşa Tender
A-595 TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör Tanker
F-241 TCG Turgutreis Frigate
F-243 TCG Yıldırım Frigate
F-244 TCG Barbaros Frigate
F-245 TCG Oruçreis Frigate
F-496 TCG Gökova Frigate
F-497 TCG Göksu Frigate
F-512 TCG Büyükada Corvette
P-333 TCG Tufan Fast attack craft
P-336 TCG Zıpkın Fast attack craft
P-337 TCG Atak Fast attack craft

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 28)

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

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Russian tug SB-36 made her southbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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PM-56 starts her 6 month deployment to Syria. She has replaced PM-138 which returned 19 day ago. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Georgiy Pobedonosets made a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Alexander Shabalin passes TCG Yıldırım on her way to Syria. Turkish frigate was in Istanbul for the Victory Day commemorations. Photo: Alper Böler.

The stern view of Alexander Shablin as she is heading to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

The stern view of Alexander Shablin as she is heading to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 27)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 11 days:

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Italian training ship ITS Palinuro returned from her Black Sea deployment after 20 days. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian training ship Smolny returned to the Black Sea without any cadets on board apparently. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian intelligence gathering ship Kildin made her first Mediterranean deployment in 2016. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alexander Shablin returned to the region for her Syrian Express deployments. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 26)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 11 days:

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Natya class mine sweeper Valentin Pikul passed through Istanbul without her usual Coast Guard escort, because of this accident.

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The silhouette of Azov returning from her Syrian deployment.

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Russian large landing ship Georgiy Pobedonesets as she passes through Istanbul

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Minsk heading for her 11. Syrian deployment in 2016.

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Amur class repair ship PM-138 returned, after spending the last 6 months in Syria.

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Buyan-M class corvette Zeleny Dol made a southbound passage through Istanbul together with her sister Serpukhov. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Buyan-M class corvette Serpukhov passing through Istanbul. Both Buyan-M’s are taking part in a naval exercise. Photo: Alper Böler.

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One of the Italian Navy’s training ships, the barquentine Palinuro passed through Bosphorus for her Black Sea deployment.

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Because of the strong current and weak engine power Palinuro had to be towed northbound.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 25)

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

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Russian training ship Smolnyy returns from her Black Sea deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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After spending 35 days in the Black Sea, the Krivak class frigate Pyvitliy returned to the Mediterranean for her second deployment. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

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Russian landing ship Minsk returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Kerim Böler.

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Polish frigate General Tadeusz Kosciuszko finished her Black Sea deployment after 20 days and made her southbound passage through Istanbul.

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Canadian contribution to NATO SNMG-2, HMCS Charlottetown made her southbound passage minutes before the Polish frigate.

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Greek replenishment tanker HS Prometheus passed through Istanbul, on her way to Constanta. As far as I know, this is her first passage through the Turkish Straits. The cadets on board were on the flight deck during her transit.

USS Whidbey Island returned from the Black Sea. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

USS Whidbey Island returned from the Black Sea. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

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USS Ross, departed the Black Sea, after participating to Sea Breeze 2016 naval exercise. This was her first Black Sea deployment in 2016 and she spend 10 days in the region.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 24)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 18 days:

A full loaded Yamal heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: Bleda Kurtdarcan

A full loaded Yamal heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: Bleda Kurtdarcan

Russian training ship Smolnyy heads to the Black Sea with hundreds of cadets on decks.

Russian training ship Smolnyy heads to the Black Sea with hundreds of cadets on decks.

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Spanish contribution to SNMCMG-2, ESPS Turia returned from the Black Sea with rest of the task force, after her allocated 21 days were up.

Russian inteligence gathering ship Priazove returned from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Alper Böler

Russian inteligence gathering ship Priazove returned from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Alper Böler

Russian Tug MB-31 tows Egpytian Tarantul class corvette R-32 to her new home port.

Russian Tug MB-31 tows Egpytian Tarantul class corvette R-32 to her new home port.

Russian landing ship Minsk making her southbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Russian landing ship Minsk making her southbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Buyan-M class corvette Serpukhov, armed with Kalibr missiles returned from her Syrian deployment.

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US Navy destroyer USS Ross, passing through Istanbul on her way to Ukraine. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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US Navy amphibious ship LSD-41 USS Whidbey Island making a rare appearance in Istanbul as she passed on her way to Ukraine.

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A fully loaded Georgy Podedonosets, passing through Istanbul on her way to syria. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Yamal returns from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

Greek fast attack craft returned from her Black Sea deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

Greek fast attack craft, Ypoploiarchos Grigoropoulos returned from her Black Sea deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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A very rare visitor to Istanbul a Polish frigate. General Tadeusz Kosciuszko pases through Bosphorus on her way to the Black Sea. Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Canadian frigate Charlottetown passed with the Polish frigate. Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Minsk returns from her Syrian deplyment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Azov on her northbound passage through Bosphorus. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 23)

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

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Yamal heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Ropucha class landing ship Minsk heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Romanian mine sweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente passed Bosphorus northbound as part of NATO SNMCMG-2. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Greek fast attack craft HS Ypoploiarchos Grigoropoulos passed Istanbul to take part in Breeze 2016 naval exercise in Bulgaria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Spanish mine hunter SPS Turia passed Bosphorus northbound as part of NATO SNMCMG-2. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Loaded, Russian landing ship Azov heads back to the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Alper Böler

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Frigate Pytlivy headed back to her home base. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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The buoy tender KIL-158 returned from her Mediterranean deployment Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Romanian mine sweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente made a southbound passage through Istanbul one week before returning back to the Black Sea. as part of NATO SNMCMG-2.

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The third Russian improved Kilo class submarine Stary Oskol made her inaugural passage to the Black Sea.

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Landing ship Saratov made a Syrian deployment with a presumably military truck on her deck.

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Azov returned from her Syrian deployment in late June. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Russian Submarine Stary Oskol Passed Through Bosphorus

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Russian submarine Stary Oskol passing through Istanbul.

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Russian submarine was escorted by Turkish Coast Guard vessel TCSG-88 and trailed by Turkish ASW boat P-1207 TCG Tekirdağ during the submarines passage through Istanbul. Frigate TCG Yıldırım was waiting for the submarine at the northern entrance of the Strait.

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Stary Oskol is the third improved Kilo class submarine assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

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On 29 June 2016, the improved Kilo submarine of the Black Sea Fleet, Stary Oskol made her inaugural passage through Istanbul Strait.
She is the third of a four Varshavyanka submarines being build for the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The first pair of these submarines, Novorossiysk and Rostov-na-Donu are already been commissioned.

With the arrival of this boat, the number of submarines in Russian Black Sea Fleet has increased to four: the Kilo class Alrosa and the impreoved Kilo (Varshavyanka) class Novorossiysk, Rostav-na-Donu and Stary Oskol.

During her passage through Istanbul Strait, the submarine was escorted by Turkish Coast Guard vessel TCSG-88 and trailed by anti submarine warfare patrol boat TCG Tekirdağ. Turkish frigate TCG Yıldırım was waiting for her at the northern enterance of the Istanbul Strait.

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