TCG YZB, the first ship of the Logistics Support Ship Project. Güngör Durmuş A-574 arrived in Foça, the main port of Izmir, according to the statement made on the social media account of the Ministry of National Defense. In the statement, “Our newly built logistics support ship TCG YZB. GÜNGÖR DURMUŞ was welcomed with a ceremony in Leventler/Foça, the home base he transferred to.” statements were included.
The first of the two Logistics Support Ships built for the needs of the Naval Forces Command within the scope of the Logistics Support Ship Project, YZB. Güngör Durmuş A-574 was launched on 08 October 2016, and the second ship First Lieutenant Arif Ekmekçi A-575 was launched on 08 July 2017 with a ceremony.
Logistic Support Ship Project
With the project, which was initiated to increase the sea supply capabilities of the Turkish navy, it is planned to build two supply ships. The first of these is TCG YZB. Güngör Durmuş A-574 was delivered to the Naval Forces with a ceremony held on 8 December 2021. The ship was built in as little as 8 months. ÜTĞM, the second ship of the project. Arif Ekmekçi's A-575 is planned to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024.
YZB. Who is Gungor Durmus?
Marine Captain Güngör Durmuş, who served as the team commander in the Turkish Naval Forces Underwater Defense Group Command, was martyred during an exercise in July 1998.