TCG Bozcaada (F-500) is the lead ship of the six Burak-class ASW corvettes of the Turkish Navy. She was named after Bozcaada Island, which is in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Bozcaada is an ex-D'Estienne d'Orves-class A69 type aviso.
|Name:||Commandant de Pimodan|
|Fate:||Transfer to the Turkish Navy in 2001|
|Class and type:||Burak-class corvette|
|Length:||80 m (260 ft)|
|Beam:||10.3 m (34 ft)|
|Draft:||5.3 m (17 ft)|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
|Range:||4,500 nautical miles (8,330 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Complement:||104 including 10 officers, 46 petty officers, 9 specials, 39 enlisted|
|Electronic warfare |
On 2 August 2012, she was tasked to escort the Turkish cargo vessel MV Dadalı on the first leg of her voyage to Somalia from Port of Mersin to Suez Port in eastern Mediterranean Sea. The cargo ship carried aid materials dispatched by the Turkish Red Crescent to Somalia, which was drought stricken as a result of the 2011 East Africa drought. Dadalı was escorted following her passage after Suez Canal by TCG Gemlik.
- "d'Estienne d'Orves class". Helicopter History Site. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
- "Kızılay'ın insani yardım gemisini haydutlardan Gemlik savaş gemisi korudu". F5 Haber (in Turkish). 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
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