Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Chart (2024)
Naval Warfare

TCG Anadolu (Anatolia) (L-400)

Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Ship [ 2023 ]

The Anadolu was formally commissioned into Turkish Naval service in April of 2023.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/13/2023 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

It was revealed in January of 2016 that Ankara is readying itself for its first-ever, homegrown aircraft carrier as a power-projecting measure and to support growing military aspirations in the region. The warship is currently titled the TCG Anadolu ("Anatolia") and will most likely take on the form and function of conventionally-powered helicopter carriers / amphibious assault vessels already in service with nations such as France. It is projected that the Anadolu will enter formal service in or around 2021. The 1 billion dollar project is set to include Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. It is said that the idea for a Turkish carrier was being developed as early as 2006.

As an active member of NATO, Turkey is a recognized military power with good reason to invest in modernizing its forces and expanding its regional capabilities as there remains instability for its nearby neighbors that include Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Iraq - some activities having already spilled across Turkish borders. The primary mission of the Anadolu will be to support amphibious operations by launching landing craft and aircraft simultaneously - akin in mission scope to the United States Navy's Landing Platform Dock (LPD) family of modern warships. The watercraft will take armored vehicles, troops and supplies from ship-to-shore while its air arm will feature a mixed stock of both fixed-wing and rotary-wing systems providing air cover.

As it stands, the vessel will sport a length of 740 feet and feature a displacement of 28,000 tons. It will provide facilities to house up to 1,400 personnel (including all crew, airmen and maintenance staff as well as combat infantry) and support dozens of wounded through full onboard medical services - adding a humanitarian support role to the vessel's inherent capabilities. The air arm is also set to include support for the incoming fleet of Lockheed F-35 "Lightning II" strike fighters (detailed elsewhere on this site) to serve alongside a new generation of indigenous Turkish attack helicopter (the "TAI T-129 ATAK"). There will also be inherent provisions for transporting and launching combat tanks (the Altay MBT is assumed) and watercraft, the latter to service special forces activities when needed.

The Turkish Navy follows Chinese aspirations to field a full-fledged aircraft carrier solution - the aircraft carrier remains the modern symbol of strength on the world's oceans. The United States showcases the largest fleet of aircraft carriers in the world as a result - many of its primary "supercarrier" types being nuclear powered and home to thousands of personnel.©MilitaryFactory.com
Note: The above text is EXCLUSIVE to the site www.MilitaryFactory.com. It is the product of many hours of research and work made possible with the help of contributors, veterans, insiders, and topic specialists. If you happen upon this text anywhere else on the internet or in print, please let us know at MilitaryFactory AT gmail DOT com so that we may take appropriate action against the offender / offending site and continue to protect this original work.

April 2023 - TCG Anadolu (L-400) was formally commissioned into service on April 10th, 2023.


Service Year

Turkey national flag graphic

In Active Service.

Sedef Shipbuilding, Incorporated - Turkey
(View other Ship-Related Manufacturers)

TCG Anadolu (L-400); TCG Trakya (L-401)

National flag of Turkey Turkey
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Amphibious Assault
A shallow draught, and other qualities, give this vessel the ability to support amphibious assault operations close-to-shore.
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.

761.0 ft
231.95 m
105.0 ft
32.00 m
22.7 ft
6.92 m

Installed Power: 5 x Navantia MAN diesel generators developing 11,000 horsepower each with 2 x Siemens SIPOD engines of 15,000 horsepower; 2 x Bow thrusters of 2,000 horsepower each; 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
21.0 kts
(24.2 mph)
8,690 nm
(10,000 mi | 16,093 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher.
2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWSs).
5 x 25mm Aselsan STOP Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWSs).

Supported Types

Graphical image of an aircraft Gatling-style rotating gun

(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
12 x Lockheed F-35 "Lightning II" strike fighters OR medium-lift navy helicopters OR Medium-to-Large-class Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Bayraktar TB3) as needed.

Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War period
Military lapel ribbon for early warship designs
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2

Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective naval campaigns / operations / periods.

Images Gallery

1 / 1
Image of the TCG Anadolu (Anatolia) (L-400)
Public Release image from SEDEF.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Chart Military Ranks DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content; site is 100% curated by humans.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.

©2023 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2023 (20yrs)