Foreign Warships On Bosphorus in 2015

According to our observations Ropucha class landing ship and a reliable member of Syrian Express, Alexander Otrovski passed through Turkish Straits 20 times in both directions. She is closely followed by Tsezar Kunikov with 19 passages and by Novocharkassk with 18 passages.

Below is the list of the ships with 10 or more transits through Turkish Straits. It should not suprise anyone, that all of them are Russian Navy landing ships.

Name Northbound Southbound Total
Alexander Otrakovski 11 9 20
Tsezar Kunikov 9 10 19
Novocharkassk 8 10 18
Korolev 7 10 17
Nikolay Filchenkov 7 9 16
Azov 6 8 14
Saratov 7 7 14
Yamal 5 6 11
Alexander Shabalin 5 5 10

Kindly note that these 272 transits are compiled by actual spotting of these ships mostly in Istanbul and sometimes in Çanakkale Straits. Therefore the list is not complete but I would say %99 correct.

List of foreign warship movements through Turkish Straits in 2015:

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
30.12.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.12.2015 810 Smetlivy Northbound Russia
26.12.2015   Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
25.12.2015 MB-31 Northbound Russia
25.12.2015 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 52)

sayany

Russian salvage and mooring ship Sayany passing through Istanbul.

CDY_3770

Russian Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy, passing through Istanbul on her way to her home base. Thankfully there was no nasty incidents with Turkish fishing boats.

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The close-up of the bridge of Smetlivy.

Vologda-50

Vologda-50 heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: @Ata_Umurbey. Used with permission.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 being towed by MB-31. Photo: Cihan Haber Ajansı.

This is going to be the last update of this year.

The Russian auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 (ex M/V Symrna) passed through Turkish Straits being towed by tug MB-31. Kyzyl-60 was last seen sailing under her own power on 11 December 2015. The ship was sold to Russia a few months ago and with other auxiliary ships she was seen carrying supplies from Russia to Syria.

The conditions of these auxiliary ships are not good. This is something even someone watching from the shore can see. There is no information about the problem on board of Kyzyl-60 and there is also no information how long it will take to fix her.

Another auxiliary cargo ship, Vologda-50 was the only Russian ship observed going to south last week.

The Kashin class destroyer Smetlivy returned from her escort duties in the Eastern Mediterranean. She was off the coast of Syria with the Slava class cruiser Moskva.

Two Ropucha class landing ships, Tsezar Kunikov and Novocharkassk passed through the Turkish Straits together with the auxiliary ship Yauza.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
30.12.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
28.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
26.12.2015   Vologda-50 Southbound Russia
25.12.2015 MB-31 Northbound Russia
25.12.2015 Kyzyl-60 Northbound Russia
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 51)

CDY_3589

Korolev making another southbound deployment.

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Russian large landing ship Saratov returning from Syria with 9 to 10 trucks on deck. Note the high waterline suggesting there is neither few cargo inside the ship or none at all.

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A close up view of the Kamaz trucks on deck on Saratov.

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Saratov passing through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç. used with permission.

Tsezar Kunikov making a southbound passage through Istanbul without any MANPADs carrying sailors on deck. Photo: Victor M.S. Barreira. Used with permission.

CDY_3473

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Yauza heading to Mediterranean.

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USS Ross leaving the Black Sea during a heavy down pour.

Yamal making a northbound passage during night. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Yamal making a northbound passage during night. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Since the last update the only non-Russian warship to pass through Turkish Straits was USS Ross. She left Black Sea and returned to Mediterranean on 17 December 2015. USS Ross spend 14 days in the Black Sea participating in various exercises with allied navies.

The passages of Russian warships were uneventful, there were no sailors standing on deck with missiles.

The passage of Saratov was noteworthy as it was the first time we have seen any cargo on a northbound ship. The cargo on deck seems to be 9 or 10 trucks. They seem to be Kamaz-4310. The high waterline of the ship suggested that,  there was neither few cargo inside  or none at all.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
19.12.2015   Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
18.12.2015   Yauza Southbound Russia
17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
14.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 50)

RostavOnDon_2

The second improved Kilo classsubmarine Rostov-na-Donu passing through Istanbul and being escorted by Turkish Coast guard vessel TCSG-90.

HEPSI 2051

Rostov-na-Dona passing through Istanbul. Photo: Serhat Güvenç. Used wtih permission.

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Rostov-na-Dona passing through Istanbul. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Rostov-na-Dona heading to the Black Sea. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Kyzyl-60

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 making a southbound passage through Bosphorus.

SB-36

Russian tug SB-36 following the submarine Rostov-na-Donu. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

Vologda-50

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Vologda-50 heading south. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used wtih permission.

Yamal

Ropucha class large landing ship Yamal going to the Mediterranean. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Korolev passing by Turkish frigate TCG Gökova. Korolev was heading north and TCG Gökova to south.

CDY_2274

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa-50 returning from the Mediterranean.

CDY_2211

Russian Baltic Fleet large landing ship Minsk is deployed to the Black Sea Fleet, propably to help the other over used ships in suppying the troops in Syria.

manpads

Tsezar Kunikov making a south bound passage and headlines with the sailor carrying a SA-18 SAM. 

Today the second improved Kilo class submarine of the Black Sea Fleet Rostov-na-Donu made her inaugural passage through Istanbul. It was interesting to watch her sail 4 day after she had fired an undisclosed number of Kalibr (3M-14) submarine launched cruise missiles towards targets in Syria, from Eastern Mediterranean.

As usual she was not alone. Her entourage was the tug SB-36.

The remaining passages of Russian ships were the usual Syrian Express deployments. With the exception of the much discussed transit of Tsezar Kunikov where a sailor had to carry a  what appears to be a 9K38 Igla (SA-18 “Grouse”).

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
13.12.2015 Rostov-na-Donu Northbound Russia
13.12.2015 SB-36 Northbound Russia
11.12.2015   Kyzyl-60 Southbound Russia
09.12.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
09.12.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
07.12.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
06.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Northbound Russia
05.12.2015 Ivan Bubnov Northbound Russia
04.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 49)

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US Navy destroyer USS Ross making her northbound passage. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

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USS Ross passing through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Korolev on her way to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Saratov making a southbound passage. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Russian auxiliary cargo shio Yauza passing through Istanbul at night. Photo : Alper Böler. Used with permission.

On 3rd December 2015 the US Navy destroyer USS Ross returned to the Black Sea after 183 days. Her latest deployment to the region was in July. 

One of the most discussed topics after the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 by Turkish F-16 was whether Turkey would allow Russian warships to pass through the Turkish Straits. The answer as evident from the photos is yes, Turkey did allow Russian warship to pass through the Straits.

We have observed Ropucha class landing ship Korolev and Alligator class landing ship Saratov going to south and Ropucha class landing ship Yamal going to north.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
03.12.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
02.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
02.12.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
01.12.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
28.11.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
25.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
23.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 48)

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Alligator class landing ship Saratov heading back to the Black Sea. It’s the first time a north bound ship has cargo on her deck. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Buoy tender KIL-158 returning from her deployment in the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian auxiliary cargo ship Yauza making a southbound passage. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Korolev on her northbound bound passage, escorted by Turkish Coast Guard vessel SG 312. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Rear view of Russian Alligator class large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian Alligator class large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov returning from Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Russian intelligence gathering ship Liman on her northbound passage through Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian intelligence gathering ship Liman returning to the Black Sea. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Bulgarian frigate Drazki, on her home bound transit through Istanbul, after taking part in NATO exercise Trident Junction 2015. Photo: Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov heading to the Mediterranean.

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Russian landing ship Yamal returning from Mediterranean deployment.

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HMS Duncan leaving Black Sea, after spending 7 days in the region.

The south bound return of HMS Duncan on 15 November 2015, created a nice diversion from the usual foreign warships passing through Turkish Straits.

The Bulgarian frigate Drazki returned from her deployment in the Mediterranean. She took part in NATO exercise Trident Juncture and sailed with NATO SNMG-2 task force.

The Moma class intelligence gathering ship Liman returned from her deployment in the Mediterranean. Her sister Kildin was observed making a northbound passage in early October. With both Kildin and Liman now back in the Black Sea there are no Black Sea Fleet spy ships off the coast of Syria at the moment as far as I know.

The northbound passage of Saratov was interesting to watch as she carried containers on her deck. This is the first time that a northbound Russian warships carries cargo. One of the many containers on her deck appeared to be a refrigerated one.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
21.11.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
20.11.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 Liman Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
18.11.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
17.11.2015 41 BS Drazki Northbound Bulgaria
16.11.2015 617 Mirazh Southbound Russia
15.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Southbound UK
15.11.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.11.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 47)

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Korolev southbound. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Nikolay filchenkov southbound. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Russian alligator class landing ship Nikolay Filchenkov southbound.  Note there is no cargo on the deck this time. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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HMS Duncan northbound. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian large landing ship Yamal on her way to Syria.

CDY_1124

Auxiliary cargo ship Vologda-50 northbound.

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Tsezar Kunikov northbound. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Last week we have witnessed something rare: A British warship, Type 45 class destroyer HMS Duncan heading to the Black Sea. As she passed through Istanbul Strait well after sunset, thus her photo is a little bit dark. But here are a couple of photos of her, when she was in Çanakkale in March this year.

Other than HMS Duncan we have seen the usual Russian logistics movement to keep the troops in Syria well supplied.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
9.11.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
8.11.2015  152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
7.11.2015 D-37 HMS Duncan Northbound UK
6.11.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
5.11.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
4.11.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
4.11.2015 Vologda-50 Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 46)

MACE_01

Romanian Tetal class corvette Contraamiral Horia Macellariu returns to the Black Sea after participating in a naval exercise with Turkish Navy. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

DIV_01

Shkval by Yörük Işık

Bulgarian mine hunter Shkval returning from Nusret 2015 mine warfare exercise. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

YAU_01

Russian auxiliary cargo ship Yauza returning from Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Azov seen from 30.000 feet. Photo by Kerim Bozkurt. Used with permission.

AZOV_02

Ropucha class large landing Azov making a southbound passage through Istanbul Strait. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

CDY_0582

Ropucha class warship Tsezar Kunikov heading to the Mediterranean.

CDY_0414

USS Porter exiting Black Sea after spending her allocated 21 days.

CDY_0341

USS Porter passing beneath the Bosphorus Bridge. The shadow of the bridge falls on the ship.

CDY_0145

Ropucha class large landing Korolev making a southbound passage through
Istanbul Strait.

AlexanderOtrakovski by Yörük Işık.

Alexander Otrakovski heading towards Syria. Photo by Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

CDY_9992.NEF

Ropucha class warship Yamal heading to the Mediterranean.

DON_04

Russian survey, research and intelligence gathering ship Donuzlav returning from the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

 

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
31.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
31.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
30.10.2015 265 Contraamiral Horia Macellariu Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 62 Shkva Northbound Bulgaria
28.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Northbound Romania
28.10.2015 158 Azov Southbound Russia
27.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
27.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
26.10.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
24.10.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.10.2015 Sayany Southbound Russia
22.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
20.10.2015 Donuzlav Northbound Russia
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 45)

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Romanian mine sweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente heading to the south.

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Alligator class Russian large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov carrying cargo to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

Saratov

Alligator class Russian large landing ship Saratov carrying cargo to Syria. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian auxiliary cargo ship Yauza heading to Syria with containers on board. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used wtih permission.

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Russian landing ship Tsezar Kunikov returning from her ecent deployment in Syria. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

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Ex M/V Alican Deval, the new Russian auxiliary cargo ship Dvinitsa 50. Her trim is not set correctly as she list to starboard. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Bulgarian frigate Drazki on a rare deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission.

Otrakovski and Korolev

Photo: Yörük Işık. UIsed with permission.

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Russian Amur class repair ship PM-56 is going to replace the PM-138 in Syria. Photo Alper Böler. Used with permission.

Is Russian Navy getting stretched thin? The frequency of the Ropucha and Alligator class ships conducting the Syrian Express deployment may not be enough to keep the troops in Syria as secong auxiliary cargo ship is quickly commissioned in service. M/V Alican Deval, previously owned by Deval Shipping of Turkey was sold to Russia. She was quickly renamed as Dvinitsa 50 and send to Syria carrying cargo and listing to starboard.

The Alligator class ships Saratov and Nikolay Filchenkov made south bound pasage through Turkish Straits just as Dvinitsa 50 and Yauza. While Ropucha class ships Korolev, Alexander Otrakovski and Tsezar Kunikov returned to the north.

We were delighted to see the Bulgarian frigate Druzki and the Romanian minesweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente going to south. The Bulgarian frigate is going to tak part in NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015. I have no idea about the purpose of the deployment of the Romanian mine sweeper.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
18.10.2015 30 Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente Southbound Romania
17.10.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
17.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
16.10.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
14.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
12.10.2015 41 Drazki Southbound Bulgaria
11.10.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
11.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
10.10.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Southbound Russia
9.10.2015 808 Privitly Northbound Russia
9.10.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
8.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.10.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
7.10.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
6.10.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
6.10.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
3.10.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 Kildin Northbound Russia
1.10.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
1.10.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.9.2015 Yauza Northbound Russia
27.9.2015   KIL-158 Southbound Russia
27.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
26.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
25.9.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 952 R-109 Southbound Russia
24.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
22.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
21.9.2015  142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.9.2015 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
19.9.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.9.2015 Sayany Northbound Russia
16.9.2015 Novorossiysk Northbound Russia
15.9.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
14.9.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
13.9.2015  75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
10.9.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
9.9.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia
7.9.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
4.9.2015 210 Smolny Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
3.9.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
31.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Southbound Russia
30.8.2015 616 Samum Northbound Russia
30.8.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
28.8.2015 Epron Southbound Russia
28.8.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Northbound USA
26.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
26.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
25.8.2015 210 Smolny Northbound Russia
20.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
19.8.2015 SB-921 Paradox Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 832 R-32 Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 617 Mirazh Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
19.8.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
17.8.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
16.8.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
16.8.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.8.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.8.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
7.8.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
2.8.2015 Liman Southbound Russia
31.7.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
30.7.2015 L-177 HS Rodos Northbound Greece
29.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
29.7.2015 RB-365 RB-365 Northbound Russia
25.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Southbound Greece
24.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Southbound Portugal
24.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Southbound Netherlands
19.7.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
17.7.2015 78 USS Porter Southbound USA
16.7.2015 P-68 HS Daniolos Northbound Greece
15.7.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
12.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Southbound Greece
10.7.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
7.7.2015 P-268 HS Aittitos Northbound Greece
5.7.2015 78 USS Porter Northbound USA
5.7.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Southbound France
4.7.2015 F-334 NRP D. Francisco de Almeida Northbound Portugal
4.7.2015 F-803 HNLMS Tromp Northbound Netherlands
3.7.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
3.7.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
2.7.2015 58 USS Laboon Southbound USA
1.7.2015 M-36 ESPS Tajo Northbound Spain
24.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
24.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound Russia
22.6.2015  031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
22.6.2015  130 Korolev Southbound Russia
21.6.2015 58 USS Laboon Northbound USA
21.6.2015 A-759 Dupuy De Lôme Northbound France
20.6.2015 Kildin Southbound Russia
18.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
18.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Northbound Russia
16.6.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 Shaktar Southbound Russia
12.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.6.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.6.2015 130 Korolev Northbound Russia
3.6.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
2.6.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
2.6.2015 Ivan Bubnov Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
1.6.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
30.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
30.5.2015 141 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
26.5.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
25.5.2015 801 Ladny Northbound Russia
24.5.2015 121 Moskva Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 71 USS Ross Northbound USA
23.5.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
23.5.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
20.5.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
20.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
19.5.2015 808 Pytliviy Southbound Russia
15.5.2015 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
14.5.2015 547 Linyi Southbound China
14.5.2015 109 Weifang Southbound China
14.5.2015 616 Samum Southbound Russia
12.5.2015 151 Azov Northbound China
12.5.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound China
4.5.2015 547 Linyi Northbound China
4.5.2015 550 Weifang Northbound China
28.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
28.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
17.4.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
14.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Southbound USA
8.4.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
8.4.2015 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
5.4.2015 MAI 1101 MAI 1101 Northbound Romania
3.4.2015 109 USS Jason Dunham Northbound USA
30.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette  Southbound French
29.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
29.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
28.3.2015 MB-31 Southbound Russia
24.3.2015 F-710 FS La Fayette Northbound France
24.3.2015 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound Russia
21.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Southbound Germany
21.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Southbound Canada
21.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Southbound Italy
21.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Southbound USA
19.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
19.3.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
17.3.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
8.3.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
7.3.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
7.3.2015 151 Azov Northbound Russia
4.3.2015 A-1442 FGS Spessart Northbound Germany
4.3.2015 337 HMCS Fredericton Northbound Canada
4.3.2015 F-547 ITS Aliseo Northbound Italy
3.3.2015 69 USS Vicksburg Northbound USA
25.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
25.2.2015 151 Azov Southbound Russia
25.2.2015  142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
22.2.2015 67 USS Cole Southbound USA
21.2.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
17.2.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
15.2.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
8.2.2015 67 USS Cole Northbound USA
7.2.2015 801 Ladny Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
7.2.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Southbound Russia
5.2.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
21.1.2015  156 Yamal Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound Russia
21.1.2015 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 Shaktar Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 KIL-158 Northbound Russia
19.1.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
17.1.2015 131 Moskva Northbound Russia
14.1.2015 75 USS Donald Cook Southbound USA
13.1.2015 031 Alexander Otrakovski Northbound Russia
11.1.2015 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
10.1.2015 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
5.1.2015 KIL-158 Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian warship movements in 2013 and the list of foreign warship movements in 2014.

Bulgaria Hosts Breeze 2015 Naval Exercise

TCG Enez (left) and TCG Barbaros (right) on their way to Varna. Both are taking part in Breeze 2015 exercise with  NATO SNMCMG-2 task force.

TCG Enez (left) and TCG Barbaros (right) on their way to Varna. Both are taking part in Breeze 2015 exercise with NATO SNMCMG-2 task force.

Bulgaria is hosting Breeze 2015 naval exercise from 3 to 12 July 2015. According to Bulgarian minisry of Defence 30 warships from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and USA will take part.
Bulgaian Navy will contribute with 15 combat and auxiliary ships and boats, two helicopters and more than 1,000 personnel.

The main objective of the exercise is to improve the interoperability and interaction between the Navy included therein countries by practicing their participation in Operation in response to the crisis. Nineteenth edition of “Breeze” will contribute to improving cooperation in multinational environment with 21 state organizations, institutions and agencies from four ministries, local authorities and non-governmental and private organizations. Within the exercise will obtain certification of a ship of the Navy the Republic of Bulgaria – mine hunter “Tsibar” according to the methodology for assessment of NATO MAREVAL. Host of “Breeze 2015” Point is basing Varna Naval Base – Navy. July 6 (Monday) at 15.00. To 18.00. Of foreign warships based at Port Varna and Port Varna will be open to the citizens and visitors.

 

As usual, I have tried to find information about the participants. This is the list as far as I could compiled.

Number Name Type Nationality
F-244 TCG Barbaros Frigate Turkey
M-262 TCG Enez Mine hunter Turkey
M-36 ESPS Tajo Mine hunter Spain
S-350 TCG Yıldıray Submarine Turkey
P-336 TCG Zıpkın Attack craft Turkey
F-334 NRP Francisco De Almeida Frigate Portugal
F-803 HNLMS Tromp Frigate Netherlands
DDG-78 USS Porter Destroyer USA
189 Pescarusul Attack craft Romania
32 BGS Tsibar Mine hunter Bulgaria
41 BGS Drazki Frigate Bulgaria
42 BGS Verni Frigate Bulgaria
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