30 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
Italian helicopter cruiser, C-550 ITS Vittorio Veneto in Istanbul. She visited Istanbul a few times before being decommissioned in 2003. I have no date for this photo but it looks like late 1990’s.
9 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
F-301 HNoMS Bergen in Istanbul on 11 October 1992. The Oslo class frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy was commissioned on 22 June 1967. She served till 3 August 2005. Like last weeks post, she is one of her kind as I have not seen any other Norwegian warship in Istanbul.
2 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
A-302 SAS Outeniqua in Istanbul on 15 September 1993. It was her inaugural voyage from Ukraine to South Africa. She was built as Arctic supply vessel of Project 10621 in Ukraine for Russia and bought by South Africa. She was decommissioned on 30 July 2004. As far as I know she is the only South African warship ever visited Istanbul.
19 May 2016 1 Comment
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.