KARTAL CLASS

NUMBER NAME COMMISIONED
P-326 PELİKAN 17 December 1984
P324
Characteristics:
Displacement: 190 tons full load
Dimensions: 42.5 x 7 x 2.4 metres
Speed, Range: 42 knots, 500 miles at 40 kts.
Crew: 39 (4 officers)
Weapons:
Guns: 2 x 40mm/90 Bofors
Missiles: 2 x Penguin Mk2 SSM
Torpedoes: 2 x 533mm single launcher for G-7A
Sensors:
Radars: 1226, navigation
Comments:
All build in Germany based on the Zobel class used by the German Navy. Can carry up to 4 mines. Their keel is made from light metal and have a wooden planking and aluminum superstructure. TCG Meltem was lost in a collision with the Russian training ship Khasan on 25th September 1985. She was later salvaged and scrapped. Although these boats are getting old they are still in service because they very fast and very hard to detect.As these boats have reached the end of their useful lifes theyt are getting decommssioned. In 2013 TCG Denizkuşu, TCG Atmaca, TCG Kartal, in 2014 TCG Şimşek, TCG Kasırga, in 2015 TCG Şahin and TCG Atmaca were retired from active service.
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