Pasha Liman Base

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Pasha Liman Base
Vlorë, Albania
Ships at Pashaliman.jpg
Pashaliman base from across the Bay of Vlorë
Pasha Liman Base is located in Albania
Pasha Liman Base
Pasha Liman Base
Pasha Liman Base is located in Europe
Pasha Liman Base
Pasha Liman Base
Coordinates 40°19′26″N 19°25′09″E / 40.323889°N 19.419167°E / 40.323889; 19.419167
Type Naval Base
Site information
Controlled by Albanian Navy
Turkish Navy[citation needed]
Site history
In use  Albania
 NATO[citation needed]
 Turkey[citation needed]

The Pasha Liman Base or Pashaliman Base, is an Albanian navy base South of Vlorë, Albania.


Cold War History[edit]

Pashaliman was the only Soviet base in the Mediterranean in the 1950s.[citation needed] It was the hot spot of conflict between the Russians and the Albanians in 1961 when Albania pulled out of the Warsaw Pact.[citation needed] Following the collapse of the Communist regime, the base was rebuilt by Turkey and under a bilateral agreement the Turkish Navy has the right to use it.[citation needed]

Modern History[edit]

Albania's Kronshtadt-class submarine chaser cruising off of Pashaliman

Three of the Albanian Navy's four Damen Stan patrol vessels were built at Pashaliman, the most recent completed in 2014.[1] Currently, four retired Whiskey-class submarines previously owned by the Soviet Union are still located on the facility alongside Albania's active-duty naval vessels. They can be seen via satellite images of the base.

The Naval Force often operates naval exercises in the Bay of Vlorë, out of Pashaliman.[2] This includes exercises with other nations, such as the United Kingdom.[3] The most recent exercise, Sarex '16, took place in April, 2016.[4]

Turkey has assisted Albania in an effort to modernize the current Naval Academy and the repair facilities at Pashaliman.[citation needed]

Civilian Facilities[edit]

A civilian naval engineering firm and shipyard also operates out of the military facility, providing a wide range of services.[5]