Logistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delay

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TCG Yzb. Güngör Durmuş (A-574) auxiliary ship is expected to enter service with the Turkish Navy on August 2021. She is designed to support fleet operations with fuel and dry stores. The ship was expected to start serving fleets in 2017.

A contract was signed between the Defence Industry Under secretariat and the Shipyard in November 2014. Selah Shipyard had 26 months for planning and then had 16 months to deliver the first ship (TCG Yzb. Güngör Durmuş /A-574)and 26 months to complete the project by delivering TCG Ütgm. Arif Ekmekçi A-575). Both ships were launched sea. However, Selah went bankrupt in 2019 before delivering them to the navy.

A year later, in 2020, works started at the dockyard to complete the final workLogistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delay

A574 the auxiliary ship is expected to enter service with the Turkish Navy on August 2021. She is designed to support fleet operations with fuel and dry stores. The ship was expected to start serving fleets in 2017.

A contract was signed between the Defence Industry Under secretariat and the Shipyard in November 2014. Selah Shipyard had 26 months for planning and then had 16 months to deliver the first ship and 26 months to complete the project. Both ships were launched sea. However, Selah went bankrupt in 2019 before delivering them to the navy.

Logistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delayA year later, in 2020, works started at the dockyard to complete the final work on the ships. The first ship, A-574 is out of docks; it is at sea trials. The ship was examined as it was left unused for three years. The ship is expected to pass all the trials and be delivered to the Turkish Navy in August 2021.

Logistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delayTurDef has learned that the works are carried out at the same dockyard but under new patronage. Once Selah went bankrupt, STM got involved in the project. Selah Shipyard’s neighbour, the Ada Shipyard, fulfils the mission on behalf of STM.

Both ships have the same capacity. Each ship can carry 336 tons of helicopter fuel, 594 tons of freshwater, eight containers and 108 cubic meters of food, cargo and provisions.

Logistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delay

The ships have a length of 106.51 meters and a width of 16.80 meters. LDGs have 82 crews. The ships have an electro-hydraulic service crane with a lifting capacity of 18 tons on the deck. They are also equipped with 2 x 12.7 mm ASELSAN STAMP systems.

In addition to one vehicle for personnel transfer, one life-saving boat and one ATAK boat are stationed on the ship.

Logistic Support Ship is near entering inventory with four years’ delay

The helicopter platform is suitable for the landing and take-off of a 15-ton general-purpose helicopter day and night.

The ship may cruise at over 12 knots, and its maximum range is 9,500 nautical miles.

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