List of submarines of the Turkish Navy

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This is a list of Turkish Navy submarines that have served from 10 July 1920[1] to present.

Birinci İnönü class[edit]

Germany German Type UB III submarine:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Birinci İnönü[2] Netherlands IvS, Feijenoord 29 January 1927 9 June 1928 Decommissioned 1948
İkinci İnönü[2] Netherlands IvS, Feijenoord 12 March 1927 9 June 1928 Decommissioned 1948

Dumlupınar[edit]

version of Italy Italian Vettor Pisani class submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Dumlupınar[2] Italy CRDA, Monfalcone 4 March 1931 6 November 1931 Decommissioned 1949

Sakarya[edit]

version of Italy Italian Argonauta class submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Sakarya[2] Italy CRDA, Monfalcone 5 February 1931 6 November 1931 Decommissioned 1949

Gür[edit]

Germany German Type IA submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Gür[3] Spain Echevarrieta y Larrinaga, Cádiz 22 October 1930 29 December 1936 Decommissioned 1947

Ay class[edit]

Ay class (version of Germany German Type IXA submarine):

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Saldıray[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 23 July 1938 5 June 1939 Decommissioned 1958
Batıray[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 28 September 1938
seized by Germany
20 September 1939 commissioned
(as  Kriegsmarine UA
Scuttled by crew 3 May 1945[4]
Atılay[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 19 May 1939 23 April 1940 Lost 14 July 1942
Yıldıray[3] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 26 August 1939 15 January 1946 Decommissioned 1958

Oruç Reis class[edit]

Oruç Reis class submarine (version of United Kingdom Royal Navy S-class submarine):

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
Oruç Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 20 July 1940
Ex-HMS P611
9 May 1942 Discarded 1957
Murat Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 19 July 1940
Ex-HMS P612
25 June 1942 Discarded 1957
Burak Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 19 October 1940
Ex-HMS P614
19 January 1946 Discarded 1957
Uluç Ali Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 1 November 1940
Ex-HMS P615
Taken by Royal Navy Sunk 18 April 1943

Ex-US Balao class (unmodified type)[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine:

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG I. İnönü (S-330)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 25 June 1944
Ex-USS Brill (SS-330)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 August 1972
TCG II. İnönü (S-331)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 7 May 1944
Ex-USS Blueback (SS-326)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 20 November 1973
TCG Sakarya (S-332)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 21 May 1944
Ex-USS Boarfish (SS-327)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 December 1975
TCG Çanakkale (S-333)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 6 August 1944
Ex-USS Bumper (SS-333)
16 November 1950 Decommissioned 4 May 1972
TCG Gür (S-334)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 18 June 1944
Ex-USS Chub (SS-329)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 December 1975
TCG Dumlupınar (S-335)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 23 April 1944
Ex-USS Blower (SS-325)
16 November 1950 Sunk 4 April 1953
TCG Preveze (S-340)[5] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 29 August 1943
Ex-USS Guitarro (SS-363)
7 August 1954 Decommissioned 4 May 1972
TCG Cerbe (S-341)[5] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 24 October 1943
Ex-USS Hammerhead (SS-364)
7 August 1954 Decommissioned 4 May 1972

Ex-US Balao class (Fleet Snorkel type)[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine Fleet Snorkel type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Turgutreis (S-342)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 13 May 1943
Ex-USS Bergall (SS-320)
17 October 1958 Decommissioned 5 April 1983
TCG Pirireis (S-343)[7] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 9 November 1944
Ex-USS Mapiro (SS-376)
20 April 1960 Decommissioned 20 November 1973
TCG Hızırreis (S-344)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 17 January 1945
Ex-USS Mero (SS-378)
20 April 1960 Decommissioned 9 October 1980

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY IA type)[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY IA type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Dumlupınar (S-339)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 30 March 1944
Ex-USS Caiman (SS-323)
24 August 1972 Decommissioned 23 December 1983
Stricken 1987

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY IIA type)[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY IIA type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Burakreis (S-335)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 28 March 1944
Ex-USS Sea Fox (SS-402)
8 August 1971 Decommissioned 1 July 1996
TCG Muratreis (S-336)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 27 January 1944
Ex-USS Razorback (SS-394)
17 December 1971 8 August 2001
TCG Oruçreis (S-337)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 27 October 1943
Ex-USS Pomfret (SS-391)
3 May 1972 Decommissioned 15 September 1986
Stricken 1987
TCG Preveze (S-345)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 17 December 1944
Ex-USS Entemedor (SS-340)
24 October 1972 Decommissioned 20 March 1986
Stricken 1987
TCG I. İnönü (S-346)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 26 June 1944
Ex-USS Threadfin (SS-410)
24 August 1972 Decommissioned 11 August 1998

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY III type)[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY III type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG II. İnönü (S-333)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 10 June 1945
Ex-USS Corporal (SS-346)
12 February 1974 Decommissioned 18 October 1996
TCG Çanakkale (S-341)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 1 April 1945
Ex-USS Cobbler (SS-344)
12 February 1974 Decommissioned 22 January 1998

Ex-US Tench class[edit]

TCG Uluçalireis, (Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Golden Horn)

Ex-United States US Navy Tench class submarine GUPPY IIA Program:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Uluçalireis (S-338)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 7 July 1944
Ex-USS Thornback (SS-418)
3 May 1972 Decommissioned 7 August 2000
TCG Cerbe (S-340)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 18 August 1944
Ex-USS Trutta (SS-421)
27 May 1973 Decommissioned 23 July 1999

Ex-US Tang class[edit]

Ex-United States US Navy Tang class submarine:

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Pirireis (S-343)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 18 April 1949
Ex-USS Tang (SS-563)
30 September 1983 Decommissioned 13 August 2004
TCG Hızırreis (S-342)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 20 May 1950
Ex-USS Gudgeon (SS-567)
21 March 1980 Decommissioned 31 January 2004

Ay class[edit]

Ay class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209/1200:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Atılay (S-347)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 23 October 1974 23 July 1975 Extant in 2010
TCG Saldıray (S-348)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 14 February 1975 21 October 1975 Extant in 2010
TCG Batıray (S-349)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 24 October 1977 20 July 1978 Extant in 2010
TCG Yıldıray (S-350)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 20 July 1979 20 July 1981 Extant in 2010
TCG Doğanay (S-351)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 16 November 1983 16 November 1985 Extant in 2010
TCG Dolunay (S-352)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 July 1988 21 July 1989 Extant in 2010

Preveze class[edit]

Preveze class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209T1/1400:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Preveze (S-353)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 November 1993 28 July 1994 Extant in 2010
TCG Sakarya (S-354)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 28 July 1994 21 December 1995 Extant in 2010
TCG 18 Mart (S-355)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 25 August 1997 28 July 1998 Extant in 2010
TCG Anafartalar (S-356)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 1 September 1998 22 July 1999 Extant in 2010

Gür class[edit]

Gür class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209T2/1400:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Gür (S-357) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard May 2002 24 July 2003 Extant in 2010
TCG Çanakkale (S-358) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard September 2002 26 July 2005 Extant in 2010
TCG Burakreis (S-359) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 2 September 2005 15 February 2006 Extant in 2010
TCG I. İnönü (S-360) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 June 2007 Extant in 2010

New class[edit]

New class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 214:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard expected 2015[8] class expected to replace all Type 209/1200
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Cevat Ülkekul, "Kurtuluş Savaşı'nda Türk Denizcileri ve Cumhuriyet Bahriyesinin Kuruluşu", Piri Reis Symposium, Office of Navigation of Hydrography and Oceanography. (Turkish)
  2. ^ a b c d Robert Gardiner, Roger Chesneau, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1980, ISBN 978-0-85177-146-5, p. 407.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Robert Gardiner, Roger Chesneau, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1980, ISBN 978-0-85177-146-5, p. 408.
  4. ^ Ramazan Sezai Aksu, "Atatürk tarafından isimlendirilen İlk Ay Sınıfı Denizaltılarımız", Pusula Dergisi, Turkish Naval Academy.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Robert Gardiner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995, 2nd Revised edition, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1995, ISBN 978-0-85177-605-7, p. 472.
  6. ^ a b c d e Guppy submarines
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Robert Gardiner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995, 2nd Revised edition, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1995, ISBN 978-0-85177-605-7, p. 473.
  8. ^ http://flot.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=61463

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