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     F505 Bafra      

Photo byNovember 2009. The Aegean Sea. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: Turkey.
Class, [Type]: D´Estienne d´Orves, [FSM].
Homeport: Izmir.

Callsign: TBZF ( Tango Bravo Zulu Foxtrot )

Builder: Lorient Naval Shipyard, France.
Laid down: 1 November 1976.
Launch date: 13 August 1977.
Commission date: 13 July 1979.
Recommission date: 26 June 2002.

Displacement ( tons ): 1175 standard, 1250 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 80,5 x 10,5 x 5,5.
Main machinery: 2 x SEMT-Pielstick 12 PC2 V 400 diesels ( 12000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 23.
Range ( miles ): 4500 at 15 knots.
Complement: 104 ( 10 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 100mm DCN, 2 x 20mm Oerlikon, 2 x 1 12,7mm MGs.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 1 MM38 Exocet; SAM: 1 x 2 Simbad ( Mistral missiles ).
A/S weapons: 1 x 6 375mm mortars Mk54.
Torpedoes: 4 x 1 533mm ( for L5 torpedoes ).

Radars: Air/surface search: DRBV-51; Navigation: Decca 1226; Fire control: DRBC-32E.
Sonars: DUBA-25.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x 10 Dagaie, AN/SLQ-25 Nixie; ESM/ECM: ARBR-16.
Comment: Ex-France Marine ship Second Maitre Le Bihan ( F-788 ).

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