TCG Burgazada

TCG Burgazada (F-513) is an Ada-class ASW corvette of the Turkish Navy, built as the third combat ship of the MILGEM project.[1] Burgazada was named after Burgazada Island, which is part of the Prince Islands archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, to the southeast of Istanbul.

History
Turkey
Name: Burgazada
Namesake: Burgazada
Laid down: 17 December 2014
Launched: 21 June 2016
Commissioned: 4 November 2018
Identification:
Status: in active service, as of 2018
General characteristics
Class and type: Ada-class corvette
Displacement: 2,300 long tons (2,340 t)
Length: 99.56 m (326.6 ft)
Beam: 14.40 m (47.2 ft)
Draft: 3.89 m (12.8 ft)
Installed power: 31,640 kW (42,430 shp) (CODAG)
Propulsion: 1 gas turbine, 2 diesels, 2 shafts
Speed:
  • Economy 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
  • Maximum 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,480 km) at 15 knots
Endurance:
  • 21 days with logistic support
  • 10 days autonomous
Complement: 93 including aviation officers, with accommodation for up to 106
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • GENESIS CMS
  • 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
Armament:
Aviation facilities:
Notes: Capability of storing armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refueling (HIRF) and maintenance systems

The construction of TCG Burgazada began on 17 December 2014 at the Istanbul Naval Shipyard as the third combat ship of the MILGEM project.[2][3] She was launched on 21 June 2016.[3][4] After outfitting works, sea trials began in March 2018. She was commissioned on 4 November 2018.[5][6]

TCG Burgazada is an Ada-class corvette featuring a landing platform for ASW/ASuW helicopters, and is teamed with Harpoon anti-surface missiles and a 76 mm (3 in) OTO Melara Super Rapid gun. She is equipped with the indigenously-developed combat management system GENESIS.[6]

References

  1. "İşte Türkiye'nin 3'üncü milli savaş gemisi". İhlas News Agency (in Turkish). 4 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. "F-513 TCG Burgazada was Launched". 10 (69). Defence Turkey. 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2018. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Burgazada (F-513) Denize İndirildi". MSI (in Turkish). 21 June 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. Chakraborthy, Srijanee (19 July 2016). "Turkish Navy's third Milgem corvette TCG Burgazada (F-513) launched". Naval Technology. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  5. Kenarlı, Gülseli; Usta, Güven (4 November 2018). "Erdoğan: Doğu Akdeniz'deki doğal kaynakların gasp edilmesine yönelik girişimleri kabul etmeyeceğiz". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. "Turkish Navy commissions third MILGEM corvette TCG Burgazada". Naval Today. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
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