Corvette TCG Kınalıada (F 514)

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Classification

Type:
type: Corvette

Basic information

Namesake:
Kınalıada Island, a part of the Princes' Islands archipelago in the Sea of Marmara, to the southeast of Istanbul, Turkey
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Pendik Naval Shipyard
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2440 t
Length:
99.5 m
Beam (overall):
14.4 m
Draught:
3.89 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * gas turbine
  • 2 * diesels
  • 2 * shafts
  • (CODAG) 35,000 kW (47,000 shp)
Speed:
29 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,480 km) at 15 knots

Crew

Complement:
93
Air wing:
13

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • GENESIS CMS
  • SMART-S Mk2 search radar
  • Sonar, GPS, LAN, ECDIS
  • UniMACS 3000 IPMS
  • X-band radar, Fire control radar
  • Aselsan ARES-2N
  • Others: Laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, SSTD
Armament:
  • 1 * 76 mm (3 in) OTO Melara Super Rapid gun
  • 2 * 12.7 mm Aselsan STAMP guns
  • Anti-surface missiles: 8 * Atmaca
  • Anti-aircraft missiles: 21 * RAM (PDMS)
  • Torpedoes: 2 * 324 mm Mk.32 triple launchers for Mk.46 torpedoes
Aircraft:
  • S-70B Seahawk ASW helicopters
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

TCG Kınalıada (F 514) is the fourth 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 October 8, 2015 and launched on July 3, 2017.

Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command started construction of Kınalıada on October 8, 2015. The first-welding ceremony took place on June 18, 2016. She was launched on July 3, 2017. It was commissioned on September 29, 2019 after completed sea trials.

Kınalıada has a displacement of 2,440 t, is 99.50 m (326.4 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 35,000 kilowatts (47,000 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.

Kınalıada is equipped with GENESIS combat management system that controls search and navigation radars, electronic warfare suits, weapons, countermeasures, communication devices, underwater and onboard sensors.< The ship is armed with a single 76-millimetre (3 in) OTO Melara gun, two ASELSAN STAMP 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in) guns, eight Harpoon missiles, 21 Rolling Airframe Missiles and two 324-millimetre (12.8 in) Mark 32 triple launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes. Electronic warfare systems include a dedicated EW radar, laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, and an SSTD system. Communication and navigation systems involve satellite communication, X-band, navigation, fire control and LPI radar, ECDIS, GPS and LAN infrastructure. The radar suite is the SMART-S Mk2, built by Thales. The ship is fitted with sonar developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. The whole platform is managed by an advanced integrated platform management system.

The ship is capable of carrying Sikorsky S-70 helicopter or unmanned aircraft, along with the associated armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refueling systems and maintenance facilities.

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