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TCG Burgazada (F-513)

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette Warship

Turkiye | 2018

"TCG Burgazada F-513 became the third Ada-class corvette to be added to the Tukish naval inventory when commissioned in 2018."

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The modern Turkish Navy has made tremendous gains towards global legitimacy and regional power projection over the last two decades. Currently (2019), its forces can field up to ten fighting corvettes of which four belong to the all-modern "Ada-class". The class is led by TCG Heybeliada (F-511) and includes sister-ships TCG Buyukada (F-512), TCG Burgazada (F-513), and TCG Kinaliada (F-514). The group displaces in the 2,535 ton (short) range and has been developed specifically for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role with inherent patrolling capabilities.

The Ada-class was born as a Turkish national directive encompassing as many Turkish resources into the design, development, and construction of the warships as possible. Twelve of the series were originally planned though only four (as of April 2019) have been completed, these solely for Turkish naval forces. The types have been given proven stealth techniques, modern combat and survival systems, weaponry consistent with corvette-type warships, and can operate near-offshore (in support of amphibious operations) as well as in "Blue Water" environments far from home.

TCG Burgazada (F-513), the focus of this article, saw her keel laid down on December 17th, 2014 and she was launched to sea on June 21st, 2016. Formally commissioned on November 4th, 2018, she maintains an active service status and is assigned the pennant number of "F-513" on her hull.

Structurally, the warship has a running length of 326.5 feet with a beam of 47.1 feet, draught of 12.8 feet. Displacement reaches 2,340 tons (short). Installed systems include a full-service Combat Management System (CMS) as well as search radar, GPS navigation, sonar, and Fire Control Radar (FCR). The CMS is of wholly-indigenous design and is labeled "GENESIS".

Outwardly, the warship exudes all of the fine lines of a modern warship: stealth is achieved through few protrusions about the craft and includes a slab-sided hull design with integrated hull-to-superstructure lines. The bridge is incorporated into the superstructure and the main mast is enclosed . Low-profile smoke funnels help to reduce the signature of the vessel and a stepped format is used towards the aft section of the ship.

Installed power is from a CODAG (COmbined Diesel-And-Gas) arrangement involving 1 x Gas turbine with 2 x Marine diesels developing 42,430 horsepower to 2 x Shafts under stern. This provides the vessel with a maximum ocean-going speed of around 30 knots out to a range of 3,500 nautical miles.

Onboard, the vessel supports a crew up to 106 strong and includes a dedicated air wing for the operation of helicopters from the stern section. Food and supply stores allow the ship to remain at-sea for the period of ten consecutive days or up to twenty-one when fleet support is factored in.

Over the stern of the vessel is a helicopter/hangar combination platform allowing for the housing/retrieval of up to two medium-lift naval helicopters. These helicopters can be used to further broaden the warship's ASW capabilities, assist in Search And Rescue (SAR) sorties, and undertake general patrol and fleet resupply missions as needed. In addition to this, the warship fully supports recoverable maritime Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Armament is ballistic- and missile-oriented in nature. At the forecastle is a single 76mm (Italian) OTO-Melara "Super Rapid" turreted deck gun for Dual-Purpose (DP) use (ship-attack and offshore land-attack). She carries 8 x (American) Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers as well as 21 x Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) for anti-airspace denial duties. 2 x 324mm triple torpedo tubes can be used against surface and under-sea targets as needed. For extreme-close-in-defense work there are 2 x 12.7mm Aselsan STAMP weapon systems.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for TCG Burgazada (F-513).
CODAG (COmbined Diesel-And-Gas): 1 x Gas turbine with 2 x Marine diesels developing 42,430 horsepower and driving power to 2 x Shafts under stern.
30.0 kts
34.5 mph
Surface Speed
3,498 nm
4,025 miles | 6,478 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of TCG Burgazada (F-513).
326.5 ft
99.52 meters
O/A Length
47.2 ft
14.39 meters
12.8 ft
3.90 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of TCG Burgazada (F-513).
1 x 76mm OTO-Melara turreted deck gun.
8 x RGM-84 "Harpoon" anti-ship missile launchers.
21 x RIM-116 "Rolling Airframe Missiles" (RAMs).
2 x 324mm Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes (Mk.46 torpedo family).
2 x 12.7mm Aselsan STAMP Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of TCG Burgazada (F-513).
2 x Sikorsky S-70B "Seahawk" navy helicopter. Also support for ship-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Ships-in-Class (4)
Notable series variants as part of the TCG Burgazada (F-513) family line as relating to the Ada-class group.
TCG Heybeliada (F-511); TCG Buyukada (F-512); TCG Burgazada (F-513); TCG Kinaliada (F-514)
Global operator(s) of the TCG Burgazada (F-513). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
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Image of the TCG Burgazada (F-513)
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