A-class minehunter (Turkey)
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Abeking & Rasmussen
Istanbul Naval Yard
|Length:||54.4 m (178 ft)|
|Beam:||9.2 m (30 ft)|
|Draft:||2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed:||18 kn (33 km/h)|
1 × Marconi 2093 VDS mine hunting sonar
|2 × Barricade chaff and flare launcher|
1 × 30 mm gun
|Notes:||mine diver equipment, decompression chamber
The A Class is a class of minehunter vessels in the Turkish Navy. In 1999, the German shipyards Lürssen and Abeking & Rasmussen were contracted to build six Frankenthal class ships for the Turkish Navy, a business worth US$630 million. While the first vessel was built in Germany, later ships were constructed by the Istanbul Naval Shipyard.
The Turkish Navy has become the second naval force in the world, after the German Navy, to utilize a non-magnetic steel hull in its minehunter vessels.
|M265||Alanya||Abeking & Rasmussen, Lürssen||26 July 2005|
|M266||Amasra||Istanbul Naval Shipyard||26 July 2005|
|M267||Ayvalık||Istanbul Naval Shipyard||22 June 2007|
|M268||Akçakoca||Istanbul Naval Shipyard||17 September 2007|
|M269||Anamur||Istanbul Naval Shipyard|
|M270||Akçay||Istanbul Naval Shipyard|
- "Mine Warfare Ships". Unofficial Homepage of Turkish Navy. Retrieved 4 August 2008.