TCG Büyükada

TCG Büyükada (F-512) is the second ship of the Ada-class ASW corvettes of the Turkish Navy. TCG Büyükada was named after Büyükada Island. Büyükada Island is part of the Prince Islands archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, to the southeast of Istanbul. Its sister ship is TCG Heybeliada.

Name: TCG Büyükada
Namesake: Büyükada
Laid down: 27 September 2008
Launched: 27 September 2011
Commissioned: 27 September 2013
Identification: F-512
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Ada-class corvette
Displacement: 2,300 tonnes
Length: 99.56 m (326.6 ft)
Beam: 14.40 m (47.2 ft)
Draught: 3.89 m (12.8 ft)
Installed power: 30,000 kW (CODAG)
Propulsion: 1 gas turbine, 2 diesels, 2 shafts
  • Economy 15 knots (28 km/h)
  • Maximum 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km) at 15 knots
  • 21 days with logistic support
  • 10 days autonomous
Complement: 93 including aviation officers, with accommodation for up to 106
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • SMART-S Mk2 search radar
  • Sonar, GPS, LAN, ECDIS
  • UniMACS 3000 IPMS
  • X-band radar, Fire control radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

Aselsan ARES-2N

Others: Laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, SSTD
Aviation facilities:
Notes: Capability of storing armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refueling (HIRF) and maintenance systems

Designed, developed and built by the Tuzla (Istanbul) Naval Shipyard as a part of the MILGEM project, it was laid down on 22 January 2008, launched on 27 September 2011, and commissioned on 27 September 2013.[1][2][3]


In 2015, she completed a three-month voyage, visiting ports in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti.[4] She was involved in the successful evacuation of 55 Turkish citizens from Yemen.[4]

References and notes

  1. "Milli Olarak Dizayn ve İmşa Edilen İlk Türk Korveti MİLGEM Projesi" (in Turkish). Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  2. "TCG Büyükada, DZKK'ya teslim edildi". Deniz Haber (in Turkish). 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  3. Küçük, Mustafa (2013-09-28). "2. hayalet gemi denizde". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  4. "Milli gururumuz TCG Büyükada yurda döndü". Deniz Haber. Retrieved 2016-04-27.

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