25 Sep 2016 2 Comments
Here are the photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 7 days:
The list of the foreign warships, passed through Istanbul Strait is here.
9 Sep 2016 1 Comment
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:
|A-577||TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa||Tender|
|A-579||TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasanpaşa||Tender|
|A-595||TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör||Tanker|
|P-333||TCG Tufan||Fast attack craft|
|P-336||TCG Zıpkın||Fast attack craft|
|P-337||TCG Atak||Fast attack craft|
11 Jul 2016 1 Comment
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.