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.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 22)

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

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Russian auxiliary cargo ship Vologda-50 making a southbound passage. Her crudely painted over older names are visible. Photo: Yörük Işık.

Georgy Pobdonesets returned from her Syrian deployment 10 day after passing southbound. Photo: Alper Böler

Yamal made a very quick return trip to Syria. She was seen southbound just after 5 days from her northbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Buoy tender KIL-158 made a southbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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US Navy destroyer USS Porter left Black Sea 12 after spending 12 in the region. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian Navy auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 returned from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Berting tug of Royal Netherlands Navy A-873 Zuiderzee passed through Turkish Straits on her way to Netrherlands. She was built in Damen Shipyard in Galati, Romania.

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

Russian landing ship Georgiy Pobdonesets on her way to Syria.  Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 21)

This was an interesting week for a ship spotter in Istanbul. We have witnessed the maiden voyage of Admiral Grigorovich the first ship of her class of 6. and we have also saw the first Black Sea deployment of a US Navy warship in 2016.

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Russian buoy tender KIL-158 returns from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Russian Krivak class frigate Ladny returns back to her home base. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy, made her northbound passage together with the Krivak class Ladny Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Destroyer Smetlivy (left) and frigate Ladny in the same picture. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian auxiliary Vologda-50 returns from Syria with 3 containers. Photo: Alper Böler

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Romanian Border Police craft MAI-1104 makes a northbound passage through Bosphorus. She took part in Frontex operations in Aegean. Photo: Alper Böler.

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The newest warship of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Grigorovich made her début passage through Turkish Straits.

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Admiral Grigorovich making her northbound passage.

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Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov sails southbound for her Syrian deployment.

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Stern view of USS Porter. The SeaRam self-defence system that combines the sensors of Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS with RIM-116 missiles.

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USS Porter sailing northbound.

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US Navy destroyer USS Porter made her first deployment in 2016 to the Black Sea.

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Tug, MB-31 made a southbound passage. Will she return with the third improved Kilo class submarine of the Black Sea Fleet? Photo: Alper Böler.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 20)

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Landing ship Yamal making her 4 deployment in 2016. Her last passage through Turkish Straits was in February. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt.

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Landing ship Minsk returned from her 8. Syrian deployment in 2016. Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Russian Alligator class landing ship Saratov passed through Istanbul.

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Dvinitsa-50 going to Syria. She appears to be lightly loaded. Photo: Yörük Işık

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Russian tanker Iman making a southbound passage through Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Romanian Coast Guard vessel Stefan Cel Mare passed through Istanbul . She is most probably going for a Frontex Operation somewhere in Mediterranean or Aegean.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 19)

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Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov returned from her Syrian deployment after 10 days. Note the two guards laying down at the bow of the ship.

 

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According to news reports after two years of absence, North Fleet landing ship Georgiy Pobedonesets passed through Turkish Straits to join the other ships in Syrian Express deployments. Photo: Karar

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Alexander Otrakovski making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Minsk, making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: via Yörük Işık.

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Natya class mine sweeper Kovrovets returned to her home port. She was deployed in Syria since February 2016. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Krivak class frigate Pytlivy made a southbound passage through Istanbul with her new pennant number. Note the two guards laying down, one at the bow the other at aft.

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Turkish Coast Guard boat TCSG-93 was unusual close to the Russian frigate during a part of the transit. Pytlivy is joining Ladny, Smetlivy and Serpukhov which are already in the Mediterranean Sea.

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French warship D-615 FS Jean Bart left the Black Sea after spending 6 days.

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Thick smoke coming from Jean Bart‘s funnel indicates her old age. She will be replaced by a FREMM class warship in a 7 years.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 18)

This is a double issue as I was not able to update last week.

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An empty Dvinitsa-50 heading back to the Black Sea. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Tsezar Kunikov, making a southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç.

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Ropucha class landing ship Minsk, returns from Mediterranean. Alexander Otrakovski can be seen in the background. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alexander Otrakovski returning from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler. Turkish frigate F-241 TCG Yıldırım is in the background.

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French warship Jean Bart, making a northbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç

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Second Natya class mine sweeper deployed to the Mediterranean, Valentin Pikul, passes through Istanbul, escorted by Turkish Coast Guard vessels. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 17)

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Russian buoy tender KIL-158 passing through Istanbul on her Syrian deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 passing through Istanbul on her way to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Krivak class frigate Ladny passing through Istanbul on her southbound journey.

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An empty Tsezar Kunikov returns from Syria.

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A heavy loaded Saratov makes her southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Alexander Otrakovski returning from a Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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

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