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SARUCABEY CLASS

NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
NL-123 SARUCABEY 30 July 1981 31 May 1985
NL-124 KARAMÜRSELBEY 26 July 1984 1 August 1986

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Characteristics:
Displacement: 2600 tons full load
Dimensions: 92 x 14 x 2.3 meters
Speed, Range: 14 knots,
Crew: 107 (9 officers)

Weapons:
Guns: 3 x 40mm/70; 2 x 20mm (twin)
Mines: 120 – 135 depending on the type
Helicopters: Platform for one large

Sensors:
Radars: Decca 1226, navigation

Comments:
They can carry 600 troops, 11 tanks and 2 LCVP’s.  Both were built in now closed Taşkızak Naval Shipyard, İstanbul. The Sarucabey class is an enlarged version of now deleted Çakabey class.
Like all large Turkish amphibious ships they have mine laying capability as a secondary role.

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