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Yavuz-class frigate
Turgutreis F241.jpg
F-241 TCG Turgut Reis, a Yavuz class (MEKO 200TN Track I) frigate of the Turkish Navy, in Cartagena, Spain.
Class overview
Name: Yavuz, MEKO 200 TN
Builders: Blohm + Voss,
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft,
Gölcük Naval Shipyard
Operators:  Turkish Navy
Succeeded by: Barbaros class frigate
In commission: 1987 - present
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 3030 tons full load
Length: 110.50 m
Beam: 13.25 m
Draught: 3.94 m
Installed power: 2 MTU 20V 1163 diesel-engines, 40,000 hp
Propulsion: 2 shaft, controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 27 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 180 (29 officers, 151 enlisted men)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar
    TM 1126
    HSA D08
    HSA STIR 124
  • Sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Rapid/Rameses suite, Mk 36 decoy
Aviation facilities:

Hangar and platform for

1 x AB 212 ASW helicopter

The Yavuz class are a group of four frigates that were built for the Turkish Navy. They were designed in Germany and are part of the MEKO family 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 similar in design to the larger Barbaros class frigates of the Turkish Navy, which are improved versions of the Yavuz class frigate.

Ships[edit | edit source]

Ship Namesake Builder Launched Commissioned Status
TCG Yavuz (F-240) Sultan Selim I "Yavuz" Blohm + Voss, Hamburg 7 November 1985 17 July 1987 In Service 2011
TCG Turgutreis (F-241) Turgut Reis Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 30 May 1986 4 February 1988 In Service 2011
TCG Fatih (F-242) Sultan Mehmed II "Fatih" Gölcük Naval Shipyard, Kocaeli 24 April 1987 22 July 1988 In Service 2011
TCG Yıldırım (F-243) Sultan Bayezid I "Yıldırım" Gölcük Naval Shipyard, Kocaeli 22 July 1988 21 July 1989 In Service 2011

U.S. Marines from USS Taylor (FFG-50) preparing to board TCG Yavuz (F-240), a Yavuz class (MEKO 200 TN Track I) frigate of the Turkish Navy, during the NATO exercise Sea Breeze 2010.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995

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