Turkish Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Auxiliaries and Other Ships

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Replenishment Oiler

Akar Class LOA 476′ / 145 m TDISP 19,040 tons (2 active since 1987) one unti, TCG Akar, is a tanker, while the other, later ship TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör, is a logistics support vessel with different equipment and fuel mix.

Akar A-580 AOR Turkish
TCG Akar A-580, Cartagena ca. 2010 Credit: Diego Quevedo Carmona / CC BY-SA 
Akar class AOR Golcuk 2017
This appears to be the second unit TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör A-595, which is a logistics support vessel

Akar class AOR Marmaris 2018


TCG Isin A-589 Diver Class Salvage Ship (1979) LOA 214′ / 65.2 m TDISP 2,000 tons (US service as USS Safeguard (1944-1979)TCG Isin Istambul 2019

Submarine Rescue

TCG Akin A-585 (1970) Chanticleer Class LOA 252′ / 76.8 m TDISP 2,300 tons formerly USS Greenlet ASR-10 (1943-1970)TCG Akin A-585 Istanbul 2020


TCG Gazal A-587 Cherokee Class (1973) LOA 205′ / 62.5 m TDISP 1,600 tons (formerly USS Sioux ATF-75 (1942-1973) can be used also for salvageTug, Golcuk naval base, 2018


TCG İskenderun A-1600 (2002) originally a ferry. LOA 418′ / 127.4 m TDISP 7,000 tonsTCG İskenderun Istambul 2012

Training Ships

Rhein Class LOA 320′ / 97.5 m TDISP 2,900 tons (2 active, service since 1993) originally German Rhein class tenders, since 1962.

TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa A-579 Training Ship, 2014 Credit: Chrumps / CC BY-SA 

Rhein class TS Istambul 2019

MY Savarona Turkish Presidential Yacht (1931) LOA 446′ / 135.9 m TDISP 4,600 tons. Designed by Gibbs & Cox, Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, as a American luxury yacht for Emily Roebling Cadwalader, sold to Turkey 1938.

MY Savarona, Turkish Presidential Yacht, Istambul, 2013. Credit: Alexxx1979 / CC BY-SA 

MY Savarona presidential yacht Istambul 2018MY Savarona presidential yacht Istambul 2017MY Savarona presidential yacht Istambul 2016

TCG Nusret N-16 (2011) commissioned replica. A replica of the Ottoman-era minesweeper TCG Nusret LOA 132′ / 40.2 m TDISP 365 tons. Original served 1915-1955, built in Kiel, and laid the a 26-mine field during the Dardanelles Naval Campaign in Feb. 1915 that HMS Irresistible, HMS Ocean and the French battleship Bouvet were sunk in. Located at Çanakkale Naval Museum.

TCG Nusret replica
TCG Nusret N-16 replica, a commissioned Turkish naval vessel, at its current location Çanakkale Naval Museum, 2012. Credit: Elelicht / CC BY-SA
TCG Nusret replica N-16 Canakkale 2018
Note the replica mines on the stern deck.
TCG Nusret replica N-16 Canakkale
Though the replica is listed as having been built at the Golcuk naval shipyard, it was first displayed or completed in this park adjoining the Canakkale Naval Museum.

TCG Nusret (1915-1955) LOA 132′ / 40.2 m TDISP 365 tons. Original ship (other details as above), after 1955 was converted to a civilian cargo ship, and was mostly unrecognizable. Later, the ship sunk in Mersin Harbor in 1990, raised in 1999. Modified back to her original naval appearance. Transported and installed in a park at Tarsus, 2003.

TCG Nusret original museum ship, located near the highway at the Çanakkale Park in Tarsus, 2017. Credit: Nedim Ardoğa / CC BY-SA 

TCG Nusret Tarsus 2017

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