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.
Russian buoy tender KIL-158 returns from her Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.
Russian Krivak class frigate Ladny returns back to her home base. Photo: Yörük Işık.
Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy, made her northbound passage together with the Krivak class Ladny Photo: Serhat Güvenç.
Destroyer Smetlivy (left) and frigate Ladny in the same picture. Photo: Yörük Işık.
Russian auxiliary Vologda-50 returns from Syria with 3 containers. Photo: Alper Böler
Romanian Border Police craft MAI-1104 makes a northbound passage through Bosphorus. She took part in Frontex operations in Aegean. Photo: Alper Böler.
The newest warship of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Grigorovich made her début passage through Turkish Straits.
Admiral Grigorovich making her northbound passage.
Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov sails southbound for her Syrian deployment.
Stern view of USS Porter. The SeaRam self-defence system that combines the sensors of Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS with RIM-116 missiles.
USS Porter sailing northbound.
US Navy destroyer USS Porter made her first deployment in 2016 to the Black Sea.
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.