Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

Just like the last year, on 18 March 2012, Turkish Navy organized a naval parade in Dardanelles, to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the victory against the Allied Fleet in 18 March 1915.

Last year it was a 25 hours round trip to Çanakkale for me, but this year it was a family event for the whole weekend.

Following ships took part in the parade:

F-240 TCG Yavuz. She did not take part in the parade but was open for public visiting.

F-243 TCG Yıldırım

F-244 TCG Barbaros

F-245 TCG Oruçreis

F-246 TCG Salihreis

M-270 TCG Akçay

P-330 TCG Kılıç

P-332 TCG Mızrak

P-336 TCG Zıpkın

P-338 TCG Bora

SG-4 TCSG-4

SG-85 TCSG-85

SG-91 TCSG-91

SG-303 TCSG-303

SG-308 TCSG-308

SG-312 TCSG-312

SG-508 TCSG-508

Photos from 238th Anniversary Celebrations Of Turkish Naval Academy

Turkish Naval Academy was founded in 18 November 1773. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of this occasion a small armada of Turkish warships visited Heybeliada were today the Turkish Naval High School still educates the futures cadres of Turkish Navy. Among the visitors were the first of Milgem class, TCG Heybeliada, the first of New Type Patrol Boat class, TCG Tuzla, the second ship of Aydın Class mine hunters, TCG Amasra, one unidentified Type 209 submarine and various Coast Guard vessels. Enjoy the photos

F-511 TCG Heybeliada

F-511 TCG Heybeliada

P-1200 TCG Tuzla

M-266 TCG Amasra

Type 209 / 1400 class submarine

SG-12

SG-94

SG-312

>Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

>On Friday, 18 March 2011, to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the victory against the Allied Fleet in 18 March 1915,  Turkish Navy organized a naval parade in Dardanelles.

It meant a 25 hours round trip to Çanakkale for me, to watch the parade, take photos of the participating ships and return home.

But it was worth it and it was fun.

Following ships took part in the parade:

F-245 TCG Oruçreis

F-244 TCG Barbaros

F-240 TCG Yavuz

F-495 TCG Gediz with MK-41 VLS

P-338 TCG Atak

P-331 TCG Kalkan

P-330 TCG Kılıç

SG-312 TCSG-312 with STAMP

SG-308 TCSG-308 with STAMP

SG-93 TCSG-93

SG-94 TCSG-94

Additionally, I was able to take photos of the following ships and vessels:

209 Type 1200 class submarine 

209 Type 1100 class submarine

F-243 TCG Yıldırım

SG-4 TCSG-4

SG-15 TCSG-15

SG-16 TCSG-16

SG-84 TCSG-84

Y-161 TCG Öncü

For the photos of a similar naval pared from last year, click HERE.

>TCG Güven Launched

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SG-702 TCSG Güven  
Photo: http://www.denizhaber.com.tr

Yesterday, the second search and rescue ship for the Turkish Coast Guard Command SG-702 TCSG Güven was launched at RMK Marine Shipyard, Istanbul.

The first ship of the class, TCSG Dost, was launched in June 2010. She is currently being fitted aout at the same shipyard. She will begin with her HAT and SAT tests next week.

TCSG Güven is the second ship of the four ship programme that will supply Turkish Coast Guard with vessels, that can operate in sea state 5 and higher

These will be the first vessels operated by Turkish Coast Guard that can support helicopter operations.

SG-702 TCSG Güven  
Photo: http://www.denizhaber.com.tr

The backbone of Turkish Coast Guard is made of MRTP class fast interceptors and patrol craft. These boat have excellent speed and maneuverability but they do not have the range or helicopter support facilities required for mission with long range or long duration.

Based on Italian Commandante-Siro class, the ships have a displacement of 1,700 tons. Main features of the vessels: length 88.40 metres, breadth 12.20 metres, maximum speed 22 knots, range 3,000 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots.

These ships are the largest vessel Turkish Coast Guard, the future Border Police will operate.

>Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

>Yesterday, to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, Turkish Navy organized a naval parade in Dardanelles.

It meant a 20 hours round trip for me to Çanakkale, see the parade, take the photos of the participating ships and return home.

But it was worth it. 4 frigates, 4 fast attack craft and 4 coast guard vessels, took part in the parade as 4 navy and 2 coast guard 3 army helicopters.

Following ships and vessels took part in the parade:
F-247 TCG Kemalreis
F-241 TCG Turgutreis
F-242 TCG Fatih
P-331 TCG Kalkan
P-335 TCG İmbat
P-336 TCG Zıpkın
P-337 TCG Atak
SG-303 TCSG 303
SG-312 TCSG 312
SG-88 TCSG 88
SG-90 TCSG 90

Additionally, I was able to take photos of the following ships and vessels:
Y-161 TCG Öncü
A-1600 TCG İskenderun
SG-16 TCSG 16
SG-311 TCSG 311

and French frigate F-795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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