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Gabya-class Guided Missile Frigate

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The G-class (Turkish: Gabya sınıfı fırkateyn(ler)) is one of the frigate classes of the Turkish Navy. They are extensively modernized versions of ex-Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates, mainly designed for air defense with a weapons configuration that is optimized for general warfare.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Frigate
  • Service Period: 1997-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 444 feet 11 inches (135.61 meters)
    • Beam: 44 feet 11 inches (13.69 meters)
    • Draft: 22 feet (6.71 meters)
    • Displacement: 4,100 tons
  • Crew: 222 (19 officers and 203 enlisted)
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 1 x propeller, 41,000 shp (31 MW)
    • 2 x bow thrusters, 700 hp
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SMART-S Mk.2 S-Band Long Range 3D Air/Surface Search AESA Radar
    • AN/SPQ-73 Furuno Navigation Radar
    • STIR 1.8 Mod 12 Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-56C Hull Sonar
    • AN/SQR-19 Towed Array Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie torpedo countermeasures suite
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 76mm/62-caliber Mk.75 naval gun
    • 1 x Mk.13 Mod 4 Missile Launcher (fires 40 RIM-66 SM-1MR SAMs and 8 RGM-84 Harpoon AShMs)
    • 1 x 8-cell Mk.41 Mod 2 VLS (fires 32 RIM-162 ESSM)
    • 2 x 12.75" Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes (fires Mk.46 and Mk.50 lightweight torpedoes)
    • 1 x 20mm/70-caliber Mk.15 Phalanx CIWS
    • 4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Sikorsky S-70B-2 or Agusta-Bell AB-212 maritime helicopter

Unit Run[edit]

  • TCG Gaziantep (F-490) ex-USS Clifton Sprague (FFG-16)
  • TCG Giresun (F-491) ex-USS Antrim (FFG-20)
  • TCG Gemlik (F-492) ex-USS Flatley (FFG-21)
  • TCG Gelibolu (F-493) ex-USS Reid (FFG-30)
  • TCG Gökçeada (F-494) ex-USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)
  • TCG Gediz (F-495) ex-USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)
  • TCG Gökova (F-496) ex-USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13)
  • TCG Göksu (F-497) ex-USS Estocin (FFG-15)
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