|TCG Barbaros (F-244)|
TCG Barbaros on 1 October 2020
|Launched:||29 September 1993|
|Commissioned:||23 May 1997|
|Class & type:||Barbaros-class frigate|
|Beam:||14.8 metres (49 ft)|
|Draught:||4.25 metres (13.9 ft)|
|Range:||4,100 nautical miles (7,600 km; 4,700 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
|Complement:||24 officers, 156 enlisted men|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Racal Cutlass, Racal Scorpion, Mk 36 decoy|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × S-70B Seahawk or AB 212 ASW helicopters|
|Aviation facilities:||Hangar and platform|
Development and design
Barbaros-class frigates were designed in Germany and are part of the MEKO group of modular warships, in this case the MEKO 200 design. Two ships were built in Germany and two in Turkey with German assistance. They are larger than the previous Yavuz-class frigates and are also faster due to using CODOG machinery rather than pure diesels.
The first two vessels (F-244 and F-245) are defined as the Barbaros class (MEKO 200 TN Track II-A) while the last two vessels (F-246 and F-247) are defined as the Salih Reis class (MEKO 200 TN Track II-B) by the Turkish Navy.
Salih Reis subclass ships are built with 8-cell Mk. 41 VLS and longer than Barbaros class vessels to accommodate 16-cell Mk. 41 VLS upgrade in the future while Barbaros-class vessels built with Mk.29 Sea Sparrow launchers that planned to be replaced by 8-cell Mk. 41 VLS.
Construction and career
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- SABAH, DAILY (2020-09-18). "Turkey issues 3 new Navtexes for drills in Mediterranean, Black Sea" (in en-US). https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/turkey-issues-3-new-navtexes-for-drills-in-mediterranean-black-sea/news.
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- "TCG Barbaros fırkateyni ABD destroyeriyle Karadeniz'de geçiş eğitimi yaptı". https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/turkiye/tcg-barbaros-firkateyni-abd-destroyeriyle-karadenizde-gecis-egitimi-yapti/1994179.
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