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Turkish corvette TCG Heybeliada conducts drills with NATO forces


According to a tweet published by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense on July 5, 2021, the Turkish corvette TCG HEYBELİADA conducted passing exercises in the Aegean Sea together with the German frigate FGS LÜBECK and Italian frigate ITS FASAN which are assigned to the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 ITS Fasan and FGS Lübeck take by a turkish seaman on TCG Heybeliada (Picture source: Twitter account of the Turkish Minister of Defense)


TCG Heybeliada (F-511) is the lead ship of the Ada-class ASW corvettes of the Turkish Navy. Designed, developed and built by the Tuzla (Istanbul) Naval Shipyard as a part of the MILGEM project, it was laid down on 22 January 2007, launched on 27 September 2008, and commissioned on 27 September 2011.

The corvette has a displacement of 2,300 long tons (2,340 t), is 99.56 m (326.6 ft) in length, 14.4 m (47 ft) in beam, and has a draft of 3.89 m (12.8 ft). She is powered by two diesel engines and a gas turbine, with a power of 31,640 kilowatts (42,430 hp), driving two propellers, and is capable of speeding up to 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph).

She has a range of 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph), and has an endurance of 21 days with logistical support and ten days while operating autonomously. She has a crew of 93, with space for up to 106.

Virginio Fasan (F 591) is a Carlo Bergamini-class frigate of the Italian Navy. Which in turn were developed by the FREMM multipurpose frigate program.

Lübeck (F269) is the tenth ship of the Braunschweig-class corvette of the German Navy.