>Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

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

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

But it was worth it and it was fun.

Following ships took part in the parade:

F-245 TCG Oruçreis

F-244 TCG Barbaros

F-240 TCG Yavuz

F-495 TCG Gediz with MK-41 VLS

P-338 TCG Atak

P-331 TCG Kalkan

P-330 TCG Kılıç

SG-312 TCSG-312 with STAMP

SG-308 TCSG-308 with STAMP

SG-93 TCSG-93

SG-94 TCSG-94

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

209 Type 1200 class submarine 

209 Type 1100 class submarine

F-243 TCG Yıldırım

SG-4 TCSG-4

SG-15 TCSG-15

SG-16 TCSG-16

SG-84 TCSG-84

Y-161 TCG Öncü

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

>Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

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

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

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

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

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

and French frigate F-795 FS Commandant Ducuing

>Naval Parade On The Dardanelles Naval Victory Day

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Tomorrow, on 18th March 2010, Turkish Navy will conduct a naval parade at Dardanelles. The naval parade will be for the remembrance and celebration of the victory against the Allied Fleet in 18 March 1915.

The parade is scheduled to start at 14:30 and will last 75 minutes. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend it. Any news, comments etc about the parade is more than welcomed.

>Naval Parade on The Victory Day (Part 2)

>More photos from the naval parade from last Sunday.

>Naval Parade on The Victory Day

>30th August is the Victory Day. This year Turkish Navy organized a naval parade through Bosphorus. It was an impressive show of force, enjoyed much by the on lookers.

5 frigates, 4 submarines, 4 fast attack craft, 4 mines hunters and 4 coast guard vessels, 9 helicopters took part. Numerous RHIB of naval special forces were also present.

I hope you will enjoy the photos.

>Turkish Navy Fleet Parade

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Turkish Navy will make a fleet parade in Bosphorus on 30th August 2009 to commemorate the 87th anniversary of Turkish victory in War of Independence.

If the weather will permit it will be a good show and fun to watch. It will be also a good show case for recruiting.

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TCG Pirireis in Istanbul during a naval parade. This photo was taken between 1998 and 2003. She was decommissioned in 2004 and serves as a museum today.

19th May 1919, is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence. We thank those who gave their lives to free our homeland from occupation.

TCG Gemlik Returned Home

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TCG Gemlik acted as the flagship of the Combined Task Force 151 between August and December 2015. She is seen here during the 18 March naval parade in March 2015.

The frigate TCG Gemlik returned to her home port Aksaz Naval Base in Marmaris on 29 December 2015. She was deployed to the Gulf of Aden since August 2015.

During her deployment to the region she acted as the flagship of the Combined Task Force 151. And the Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay was the commander of the task force.

The Combined Task Force 151 is created to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at off the coast of Somalia and to engage with regional and other partners to build capacity and improve relevant capabilities in order to protect global maritime commerce and secure freedom of navigation.

Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, Commander Combined Maritime Forces, presided over the handover ceremony and noting the achievements of CTF 151, said: “Rear Admiral Bay, your accomplishments are numerous and impressive. The hard work of the ships and sailors under your Command has made it possible to keep the waters of the Gulf of Aden safer than they have been in decades. There have been no attacks in your tenure, maintaining a proud record of forward-leaning prevention that benefits everyone in the region.”

This was the fourth time Turkey led the multinational maritime task force. during her 5 month-long deployment TCG Gemlik, sailed 21.600 nautical miles and spend 2.350 hours on high seas.

PLAN Frigates In Black Sea

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Close up photos of the PLAN frigates. All photos by Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

After I have posted about the passage of PLAN frigates 550 Weifang and 547 Linyi more information and photos have emerged.

Mr. Mommsen from Marine Forum Magazine share the following information:

belong to 19th Chinese Navy anti-piracy task group which in the Gulf of Aden obviously has been relieved by arrived 20th Group … expect them to head for Sevastopol to participate in Russian “Victory Day” celebrations/naval parade on 09 May … afterwards return to Mediterranean … they are the ships earmarked (together with replenishment ship WEISHAN HU?) for announced exercise with Russian Navy (permanent MedSqn) … Chinese anti-piracy task groups upon completion of their missions in the Gulf of Aden routinely conduct visits to foreign countries (Europe, around Africa) before heading home.

The always informative Black Sea News states that at least one of the frigates is heading to Novorossiysk.

However, according to sources BSNews , frigates (or, at least, one of them) are sent to Novorossiysk to participate in activities in connection with the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.

So in a few days time we will definitely have more information about this deployment.

Turkish Stars

I am not much interested in aerial events, but the demonstration made by Turkish Stars following the Naval Parade in Çanakkale was so impressive I have decided to do an exception and post some airplane photos.

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