Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 10)

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

Whidbey Island/Harpers Ferry class dock landing ship LSD-50 USS Carter Hill made a northbound passage through Istanbul. She was heading to Romania.

A rare visitor to this region, French warship F-710 FS La Fayette passed northbound through Istanbul as she sailed to Varna. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

Russian Ropucha class large landing ship Korolev started her 4th deployment to Syria in 2017. Photo: Alper Böler.

After the completion of the mine warfare exercise Poseidon 2017, the Greek ship HS Evropi returned home, while other participants sailed to Odessa.

Russian Alligator class landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov made yet another southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 9)

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

Russian Ropucha class large landing ship Yamal, escorted by Turkish coast guard vessels TCSG-303 and TCSG-4306 returns from her Syrian deployment.

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 followed Yamal and passed northbound through Istanbul a few minutes after the landing ship.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 8)

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

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An empty Nikolai Filchenkov returns from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Greek mine hunter HS Europa has also passed through Istanbul on her way to the Romania.

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M-1061 FGS Rottweil is the German contribution to SNMCMG-2.

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Spanish Mine hunter M-35 ESPS Duero on her way to Poseidon 2017 naval exercise.

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511 OPR Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki led the NATO fleet as the flagship of SNMCMG-2.

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Russian landing ship Korolev made her northbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Leucothea

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Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich made her southbound passage through Istanbul. It is rumored that she will shadow George W. Bush carrier group in eastern Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Georgiy Pobedonosets made her southbound passage together with her sister ship Yamal. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Yamal made her southbound passage together with her sister ship Georgiy Pobedonosets Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian rersearch vessel Donuzlav finished her Mediterranean deployment after 133 days.

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Tsezar Kunikov returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Serhat Güvenç

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2017 (Part 7)

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

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Ropucha class large landing ship Korolev making a southbound passage. This is her 3rd Syrian deployment in 2017. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 making her second Syrian deployment. There are 3 x 40′ and 2 x 20′ containers on deck. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

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.

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.

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