Turkey's First Logistics Support Ship Delivered to the Turkish Navy

Turkey's First Logistics Support Ship Delivered to the Turkish Navy
Turkey's First Logistics Support Ship Delivered to the Turkish Navy

The first ship was delivered in the project, which was initiated within the scope of the logistics ship needs of the Turkish Navy. For the development announced by İsmail Demir, President of the Turkish Defense Industry, “The first ship of our Logistics Support Ship Project, which was initiated for the logistics needs of our combat ships, is TCG Yzb. Güngör Durmuş (A-574), under the main contractor of STM, was completed at Ada Shipyard and entered the service of our Naval Forces Command.” statements were made.

During the presentation "An Overview of the Capabilities and Objectives of the Construction/Modernization of Submarine and Surface Platforms" organized by STM as part of the 10th Naval Systems Seminar, information was given on the latest situation on the Logistics Support Ship. The first ship was to be delivered at the end of November 2021, and the second at the end of February 2024.

While the sea acceptance activities of the first ship, whose construction had already started, reached the initial stage, the second ship was launched and its equipment was 'bred to a certain level'. Testing and outfitting activities of ships continue at Ada Shipyard. Selah Shipyard, which took part in the Logistics Support Ship project, declared a concordat due to economic problems.

STM provided design support for the Logistics Support Ship, designed by the Naval Forces Command and managed by the SSB.

Technicial Specifications:

  • Height: 106,51 m
  • Width: 16,80 m
  • Cargo Capacity: 4880 tons
  • Range of navigation: 9500 nautical miles
  • Speed: 12 knots per hour
  • Weapon System: 2 x 12,7 mm STAMPs
  • Helicopter platform suitable for day and night landing and take-off of a 15-ton utility helicopter

Source: defenceturk

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