The Seal of the Turkish Navy.

The Turkish Naval Forces (Turkish: Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri), or Turkish Navy (Turkish: Türk Donanması) is the naval warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.

The navy can trace its lineage back to the first Turkish fleets to sail the Aegean in the late 11th century, the fleets of the Anatolian beyliks in the 14th century, and, more immediately, to the Ottoman Navy. However, the modern naval traditions and customs of the Turkish Navy can be traced back to 10 July 1920, when it was established as the Directorate of Naval Affairs during the Turkish War of Independence led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Since July 1949, the service has been officially known as the Turkish Naval Forces.

In 2008, the Turkish Navy had a reported active personnel strength of 48,600; this figure included an Amphibious Marines Brigade as well as several Special Forces and Commando detachments. The navy has approximately 112 ships in commission (excluding minor auxiliary vessels) and around 50 maritime aircraft.

List of Ships[edit | edit source]

  • Bayraktar-class (LST-511 class) Tank Landing Ship (2) - 1972
    • TCG Bayraktar (NL-120) - former USS Saline County (LST-1101)
    • TCG Sancaktar (NL-121) - former USS Rice County (LST-1089)
  • Ertugrul-class (Terrebone Parish class) Tank Landing Ship (2) - 1973
    • TCG Ertugrul (L-401) - former APNS Windham County (LST-1170)
    • TCG Serdar (L-402) - former APNS Westchester County (LST-1167)
  • Çakabey-class Tank Landing Ship (1) - 1977
    • TCG Çakabey (NL-122)
  • Sarucabey-class Tank Landing Ship (2) - 1984
    • TCG Sarucabey (NL-123)
    • TCG Karamürselbey (NL-124)
  • Osman Gazi-class Tank Landing Ship (2) - 1994
    • TCG Osman Gazi (NL-125)
    • TCG Orhan Gazi (NL-126)
  • Anadolu-class (Modified Juan Carlos I class) Amphibious Assault Ship (1 UC) - 2021
    • TCG Anadolu (L-408) - under construction
  • Yavuz-class frigate (4) - 1987
    • TCG Yavuz (F-240)
    • TCG Turgutreis (F-241)
    • TCG Fatih (F-242)
    • TCG Yıldırım (F-243)
  • Barbaros-class frigate (4) - 1997
    • TCG Barbaros (F-244)
    • TCG Oruçreis (F-245)
    • TCG Salihreis (F-246)
    • TCG Kemalreis (F-247)
  • Gabya-class (Defiant class) frigate (8) - 1999
    • TCG Gaziantep (F-490) - former APNS Zealous (FFG-16)
    • TCG Giresun (F-491) - former APNS Dominant (FFG-20)
    • TCG Gemlik (F-492) - former APNS Enforcer (FFG-21)
    • TCG Gelibolu (F-493) - former APNS Dynamic (FFG-30)
    • TCG Gökçeada (F-494) - former APNS Sagacity (FFG-27)
    • TCG Gediz (F-495) - former APNS Constant (FFG-19)
    • TCG Gökova (F-496) - former APNS Stalwart (FFG-13)
    • TCG Göksu (F-497) - former APNS Ascendant (FFG-15)
  • Istanbul-class multirole frigate (4) – 2022
    • TCG Istanbul (F-515)
    • TCG Izmir (F-516)
    • TCG Izmit (F-517)
    • TCG Içel (F-518)
  • TF2000-class Frigate (8 planned)
    • TCG Unnamed (F-248) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-249) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-250) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-251) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-252) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-253) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-254) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-255) - planned for construction
  • Burak-class corvette (6) - 2002
    • TCG Bozcaada (F-500) - former MN Commandant de Pimodan (F787)
    • TCG Bodrum (F-501) - former MN Drogou (F783)
    • TCG Bandırma (F-502) - former MN Quartier-Maître Anquetil (F786)
    • TCG Beykoz (F-503) - former MN D'Estienne d'Orves (F781)
    • TCG Bartın (F-504) - former MN Amyot d'Inville (F782)
    • TCG Bafra (F-505) - former MN Second-Maître Le Bihan (F788)
  • Ada-class corvette (2, 6 UC, 4 planned) - 2011
    • TCG Heybeliada (F-511)
    • TCG Büyükada (F-512)
    • TCG Burgazada (F-513) - fitting out
    • TCG Kinaliada (F-514) - fitting out
    • TCG Unnamed (F-515) - under construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-516) - under construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-517) - under construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-518) - under construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-519) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-520) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-521) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (F-522) - planned for construction
  • Atılay-class (Type 209/1200) submarine (6) - 1976
    • TCG Atılay (S-347)
    • TCG Saldıray (S-348)
    • TCG Batıray (S-349)
    • TCG Yıldıray (S-350)
    • TCG Doğanay (S-351)
    • TCG Dolunay (S-352)
  • Preveze-class (Type 209/1400) submarine (8) - 1994
    • TCG Preveze (S-353)
    • TCG Sakarya (S-354)
    • TCG 18 Mart (S-355)
    • TCG Anafartalar (S-356)
    • TCG Gür (S-357)
    • TCG Çanakkale (S-358)
    • TCG Burakreis (S-359)
    • TCG Birinci İnönü (S-360)
  • Type 214TN Submarine (6 planned) - 20XX
    • TCG Unnamed (S-361) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (S-362) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (S-363) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (S-364) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (S-365) - planned for construction
    • TCG Unnamed (S-366) - planned for construction
  • Albay Hakki Burak-class Tanker (2)
    • TCG Albay Hakki Burak (A-571)
    • TCG Yüzbasi Ihsan Tolunay (A-572)
  • Binbasi Saadettin Gürcan-class Tanker (1)
    • TCG Binbasi Saadettin Gürcan (A-573)
  • Rhein-class Fast Attack Craft Tender (2)
    • TCG Sokullu Mehmet Pasa (A-577)
    • TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa (A-579)
  • Akar-class Replenishment Vessel (2)
    • TCG Akar (A-580)
    • TCG Yüzbasi Kudret Güngör (A-595)
  • A-class Mine Hunter (6) - 2005
    • TCG Alanya (M265)
    • TCG Amasra (M266)
    • TCG Ayvalik (M267)
    • TCG Akçakoca (M268)
    • TCG Anamur (M269)
    • TCG Akçay (M270)
  • Dogan-class Fast Attack Craft (4) - 1977
    • TCG Dogan (P-340)
    • TCG Marti (P-341)
    • TCG Tayfun (P-342)
    • TCG Volkan (P-343)
  • Rüzgâr-class Fast Attack Craft (4) - 1986
    • TCG Rüzgâr (P-344)
    • TCG Poyraz (P-345)
    • TCG Girbet (P-346)
    • TCG Firtina (P-347)
  • Yildiz-class Fast Attack Craft (2) - 1997
    • TCG Yildiz (P-348)
    • TCG Karayel (P-349)
  • Kiliç-class Fast Attack Craft (9) - 1998
    • TCG Kiliç (P-330)
    • TCG Kalkan (P-331)
    • TCG Mizrak (P-332)
    • TCG Tufan (P-333)
    • TCG Meltem (P-334)
    • TCG Imbat (P-335)
    • TCG Zipkin (P-336)
    • TCG Atak (P-337)
    • TCG Bora (P-338)
  • Tulza-class Patrol Boat (16) - 2012
    • TCG Tuzla (P-1200)
    • TCG Karaburun (P-1201)
    • TCG Köycegiz (P-1202)
    • TCG Kumkale (P-1203)
    • TCG Tarsus (P-1204)
    • TCG Karabiga (P-1205)
    • TCG Karsiyaka (P-1206)
    • TCG Tekirdag (P-1207)
    • TCG Kas (P-1208)
    • TCG Kilimli (P-1209)
    • TCG Türkeli (P-1210)
    • TCG Tasucu (P-1211)
    • TCG Karatas (P-1212)
    • TCG Karpaz (P-1213)
    • TCG Kdz.Eregli (P-1214)
    • TCG Kusadasi (P-1215)
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