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     F-253 Zafer      

Photo byDecember 2009. The Mediterranean Sea. Photo by E. Pavlov.

Country: Turkey.
Class, [Type]: Knox, [FF].

Callsign: TBOD ( Tango Bravo Oscar Delta )

Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, USA.
Launch date: 12 August 1972.
Commission date: 30 August 1993.

Displacement ( tons ): 3000 standard, 3960 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 133,5 x 14 x 7,5.
Main machinery: 1 x Westinghouse geared turbine ( 35000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 27.
Complement: 288 ( 20 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 127mm Mk42, 1 x 6 GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS 20mm.
Missiles: SSM: 8 x Harpoon; A/S: 1 x 8 ACROC Mk16 ( has 2 cells modified to fire Harpoon ).
Torpedoes: 2 x 2 324mm Mk32.

Radars: Air search: AN/SPS-40; Surface search: AN/SPS-67; Fire control: AN/SPG-53D.
Sonars: AN/SQS-26CX.
Helicopters: 1 x AB-212.
Comment: Ex - USS Thomas C. Hart ( FF-1092 ).

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Additional photo:

Additional photo Magnify image   August 2007. The Aksaz. Photo by E. Pavlov.


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