Burak-class corvette

Burak-class corvette (Turkish: Burak sınıfı korvet), also known as the B-class corvette, is a warship class of the Turkish Navy, all ex-D'Estienne d'Orves-class A69 type Aviso corvettes, mainly designed for coastal anti-submarine defense and ocean escort missions. Their robust design and economical propulsion system allows them to be used for distant overseas operations.

Burak-class corvette TCG Bartın (F-504) at Izmir, 2007.
Class overview
Operators:  Turkish Naval Forces
Active: 6
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,325 tonnes
Length: 80.52 m (264 ft 2 in)
Beam: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
Draft: 3.42 m (11 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × SEMT-Pielstick 12PC2V400 diesels, 12,000 hp (8.95 MW)
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 7 Officers, 83 P/O and enlisted
Armament: 4 × Exocet SSM; 1 × 100mm/55 gun; 2 × 20mm guns; 4 × L5 torpedoes; 1 × 375mm 6 barrel ASW A/S mortars

A total of six ships under the Burak class are being operated by the Turkish Navy and will be phased out with introduction of Ada-class corvettes.


  • TCG Bozcaada (F-500), formerly Commandant de Pimodan (F787)
  • TCG Bodrum (F-501), formerly Drogou (F783)
  • TCG Bandırma (F-502), formerly Quartier-Maître Anquetil (F786)
  • TCG Beykoz (F-503), formerly D'Estienne d'Orves (F781)
  • TCG Bartın (F-504), formerly Amyot d'Inville (F782)
  • TCG Bafra (F-505), formerly Second-Maître Le Bihan (F788)


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