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.
|Laid down:||27 September 2008|
|Launched:||27 September 2011|
|Commissioned:||27 September 2013|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Ada-class corvette|
|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|
|Range:||3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km) at 15 knots|
|Complement:||93 including aviation officers, with accommodation for up to 106|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
Aselsan ARES-2NOthers: Laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, SSTD
|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.
In 2015, she completed a three-month voyage, visiting ports in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti. She was involved in the successful evacuation of 55 Turkish citizens from Yemen.
References and notes
- "Milli Olarak Dizayn ve İmşa Edilen İlk Türk Korveti MİLGEM Projesi" (in Turkish). Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
- "TCG Büyükada, DZKK'ya teslim edildi". Deniz Haber (in Turkish). 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
- Küçük, Mustafa (2013-09-28). "2. hayalet gemi denizde". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-09-28.
- "Milli gururumuz TCG Büyükada yurda döndü". Deniz Haber. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
- Undersecretariat for Defence Industries official website
- TCG Büyükada Sighted On Bosphorus - 25 Jul 2013