Erdek Naval Base

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Erdek Naval Base
Erdek Deniz Üssü
Erdek, Balıkesir
Erdek Naval Base is located in Turkey
Erdek NB
Erdek NB
Location of Erdek Naval Base
Coordinates40°23′27″N 27°48′14″E / 40.39088°N 27.80382°E / 40.39088; 27.80382Coordinates: 40°23′27″N 27°48′14″E / 40.39088°N 27.80382°E / 40.39088; 27.80382
TypeMilitary base
Site information
Controlled byTurkish Navy

Erdek Naval Base (Turkish: Erdek Deniz Üssü) is a base of the Turkish Navy on the south coast of the Sea of Marmara 1.2 km (0.75 mi) south-east of Erdek in Balıkesir Province. It is the principal base for mine warfare vessels.[1]

Operations[edit]

  • 1st Minehunter and Minesweeper Flotilla Commodore (1. Arama Tarama Filotillası Komodorluğu)
  • 2nd Minehunter and Minesweeper Flotilla Commodore (2. Arama Tarama Filotillası Komodorluğu)
  • Mine Warfare Support Center Command (Mayın Harbi Destek Merkezi Komutanlığı)

Homeported vessels[edit]

1st Minehunter and Minesweeper Flotilla[edit]

2nd Minehunter and Minesweeper Flotilla[edit]

  • E or Engin class minehunters[4]
    • TCG Edincik (M 260), ex HMS Grecian (J352)[5]
    • TCG Edremit (M 261), ex HMS Chance (J340)[5]
    • TCG Enez (M 262)
    • TCG Erdek (M 263)
    • TCG Erdemli (M 264),[1] ex HMS Catherine (J12)[5]
  • F class minesweepers[6]
    • TCG Foça (M 500)
    • TCG Fethiye (M 501)
    • TCG Fatsa (M 502), ex HMS Fairy (J403)[5]
    • TCG Finike (M 503),[1] ex HMS Gazelle (J342)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mayın Filsu Komutanlığı" (in Turkish). Turkish Navy. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ http://www.dzkk.tsk.tr/english/Platformlar/SinifAydin.php
  3. ^ http://www.dzkk.tsk.tr/english/Platformlar/SinifS.php
  4. ^ http://www.dzkk.tsk.tr/english/Platformlar/SinifEngin.php
  5. ^ a b c d e "Turkish Navy News". Zeta Boards. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.[dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.dzkk.tsk.tr/english/Platformlar/SinifF.php