Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 6)

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

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Halifax class frigate 340 HMCS St. John’s departed Black Sea, after the Spanish frigate. She too, is part of NATO’s SNMG-2 TU-2

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Alvaro De Bazan class frigate F-102 ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón returned from her Black Sea deployment on the 20th day. She is part of NATO’s SNMG-2 TU-2

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Alligator class landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov passed through Istanbul southbound with a fresh paint job.

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Russian landing ship Yamal completed her northbound passage in a single day. Thus it was very late as she passed through Istanbul.

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Tsezar Kunikov started her second Syrian deployment of 2017. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Korolev returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Georgy Podobedonests Photo: Yörük Işık.

Georgy Podobedonests returning from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

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Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 5)

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

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USS Porter returned to the Mediterranean after the Romanian led Sea Shield finished. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

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Large landing ship Korolev returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian Ropucha class large landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets made her first southbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

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.

Spanish Warship Arrived For A Port Visit

f102The Spanish frigate F-102 ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbon arrived this morning in Istanbul. It was a cold, chilly morning with little sun and with much snow fall.

The frigate is doing a port visit here. She will stay in Istanbul, presumably until Monday and will later pass through Bosphorus and enter Black Sea. Her next port of call has not been disclosed but it will be either Varna or Constanta or maybe both.

It was in 2014, when ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbon was in Istanbul the last time.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 3)

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

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Russian tug SB-5 returned to the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Korolev made a northbound passage through Turkish Straits. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Buoy tender KIL-158 was one of the ships that returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alligator class landing ship, Nikolai Filchenkov made her southbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Amur class repair ship PM-138 passed through Istanbul for her 6 month long deployment in Tartus. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 2)

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

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Tsezar Kunikov, returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Korolev, went south for her first deployment in 2017. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Kyzyl-60, was loaded and had even three 40 feet containers on her deck. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 1)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, during the first week of 2017:

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Nikolai Filchenkov returned from her Syrian deployment and passed through Turkish Straits in one day. Probably they were in a hurry to be at home before the Christmas. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 made her southbound passage with at least six 40 feet containers on board.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Kazan-60 returned from her Syrian Express deployment along with the tug SB-5. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Tug SB-5 escorted Kazan-60. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Alexander Shabalin was the first Ropucha to pass through the Turkish Straits.

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The first foreign warship to pass through Turkish Straits in 2017 was the small Romanian Border Guard vessel MAI-1102. She went south to take part in EU naval operations. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 38)

This the last edition of 2016. Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 15 days:

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Tsezar Kunikov made her southbound passage just after the sunset on a rainy cold winter day. This the last deployment for her in 2016. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian mine hunter Kovrovets passed through Istanbul for her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Sorum class tug MB-304 made her southbound passage through Turkish Straits in the last week of 2016. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alexander Shabalin made her northbound passage through Istanbul late in the evening. Photo: Alper Böler.

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After mere 7 days, Nikolay Filchenkov was heading again to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Korolev returned from her Syrian Express deployment just in time to celebrate the new year at home.

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Nikolay Filchenkov returned from her Syrian deployment on a cold, misty gray morning. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 37)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 15 days:

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Black Sea Fleet’s sole Admiral Grigorovichclass frigate Admiral Grigorovich returned from her 44 day long deployment with the Kuznetsov Taskforce.

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Alexander Shabalin passed through Istanbul for another Syrian deployment, just minutes before Admiral Grigorovich passed northbound

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Large landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets, from Russian Northern Fleet returned from her syrian deployment on a cold, windy morning.

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Russian large landing ship, Tsezar Kunikov was passing southbound through Istanbul just 8 days after her northbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 returned from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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After completing her port visit in Russia, Pakistan warship PNS Alamgir made her southbound passage through Turkish Straits. The ship is on her way back to Pakistan. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Small auxiliary cargo ship Kazan-60 made her southbound passage through Turkish Straits. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship from the Baltic Flet, Korolev made her first deployment for Syrian Express in 2016. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Alexander Shabalin returned from her 9th Syrian deployment in 2016, well after sunset. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Alligator class landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov, passing through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov made her northbound passage in the middle of the night. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Romanian mine sweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente, returned back to home after taking part in Nusret 2016 mine warfare exercise. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Bulgarian mine sweeper Priboy returned to her home port, after the Nusret 2016 mine exercise was finished.

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Romanian corvette Contraamiral Horia Macellariu, also returned to her home port, following the completion of the anti submarine warfare exercise Mavi Balina 2016.

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Bulgarian frigate Verni, seen during her northbound passage through Istanbul, at the end of her 39 day long deployment to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 36)

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

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Ropucha class landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets, sailed through Istanbul for her 10th Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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PNS Alamgir, made her first Black Sea deployment in 2015. The ship will make a port call in Novorossiysk after taking part in Turkish led ASW exercise, Mavi Balina 2016.

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Ropucha class landing ship Alexander Shablin made her southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

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