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This is a list of Turkish Navy submarines that have served from 10 July 1920[1] to present.

Birinci İnönü class[]

Germany German Type UB III submarine:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Birinci İnönü[2] Netherlands IvS, Feijenoord 29 January 1927 9 June 1928 Decommissioned 1948
İkinci İnönü[2] Netherlands IvS, Feijenoord 12 March 1927 9 June 1928 Decommissioned 1948

Dumlupınar[]

version of Italy Italian Vettor Pisani class submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Dumlupınar[2] Italy CRDA, Monfalcone 4 March 1931 6 November 1931 Decommissioned 1949

Sakarya[]

version of Italy Italian Argonauta class submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Sakarya[2] Italy CRDA, Monfalcone 5 February 1931 6 November 1931 Decommissioned 1949

Gür[]

Germany German Type IA submarine

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Gür[3] Spain Echevarrieta y Larrinaga, Cádiz 22 October 1930 29 December 1936 Decommissioned 1947

Ay class[]

Ay class (version of Germany German Type IXA submarine):

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
Saldıray[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 23 July 1938 5 June 1939 Decommissioned 1958
Batıray[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 28 September 1938
seized by Germany
20 September 1939 commissioned
(as  Kriegsmarine UA
Scuttled by crew 3 May 1945[4]
Atılay[3] Germany Germaniawerft, Kiel 19 May 1939 23 April 1940 Lost 14 July 1942
Yıldıray[3] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 26 August 1939 15 January 1946 Decommissioned 1958

Oruç Reis class[]

Oruç Reis class submarine (version of United Kingdom Royal Navy S class submarine):

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
Oruç Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 20 July 1940
Ex-HMS P611
9 May 1942 Discarded 1957
Murat Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 19 July 1940
Ex-HMS P612
25 June 1942 Discarded 1957
Burak Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 19 October 1940
Ex-HMS P614
19 January 1946 Discarded 1957
Uluç Ali Reis[3] United Kingdom Vickers-Armstrongs 1 November 1940
Ex-HMS P615
Taken by Royal Navy Sunk 18 April 1943

Ex-US Balao class (unmodified type)[]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine:

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG I. İnönü (S-330)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 25 June 1944
Ex-USS Brill (SS-330)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 August 1972
TCG II. İnönü (S-331)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 7 May 1944
Ex-USS Blueback (SS-326)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 20 November 1973
TCG Sakarya (S-332)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 21 May 1944
Ex-USS Boarfish (SS-327)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 December 1975
TCG Çanakkale (S-333)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 6 August 1944
Ex-USS Bumper (SS-333)
16 November 1950 Decommissioned 4 May 1972
TCG Gür (S-334)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 18 June 1944
Ex-USS Chub (SS-329)
23 May 1948 Decommissioned 12 December 1975
TCG Dumlupınar (S-335)[5] United States Electric Boat, Groton 23 April 1944
Ex-USS Blower (SS-325)
16 November 1950 Sunk 4 April 1953
TCG Preveze (S-340)[5] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 29 August 1943
Ex-USS Guitarro (SS-363)
7 August 1954 Decommissioned 4 May 1972
TCG Cerbe (S-341)[5] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 24 October 1943
Ex-USS Hammerhead (SS-364)
7 August 1954 Decommissioned 4 May 1972

Ex-US Balao class (Fleet Snorkel type)[]

TCG Pirireis (S-343)

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine Fleet Snorkel type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Turgutreis (S-342)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 13 May 1943
Ex-USS Bergall (SS-320)
17 October 1958 Decommissioned 5 April 1983
TCG Pirireis (S-343)[7] United States Manitowoc, Manitowoc 9 November 1944
Ex-USS Mapiro (SS-376)
20 April 1960 Decommissioned 20 November 1973
TCG Hızırreis (S-344)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 17 January 1945
Ex-USS Mero (SS-378)
20 April 1960 Decommissioned 9 October 1980

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY IA type)[]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY IA type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Dumlupınar (S-339)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 30 March 1944
Ex-USS Caiman (SS-323)
24 August 1972 Decommissioned 23 December 1983
Stricken 1987

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY IIA type)[]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY IIA type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Burakreis (S-335)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 28 March 1944
Ex-USS Sea Fox (SS-402)
8 August 1971 Decommissioned 1 July 1996
TCG Muratreis (S-336)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 27 January 1944
Ex-USS Razorback (SS-394)
17 December 1971 8 August 2001
TCG Oruçreis (S-337)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 27 October 1943
Ex-USS Pomfret (SS-391)
3 May 1972 Decommissioned 15 September 1986
Stricken 1987
TCG Preveze (S-345)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 17 December 1944
Ex-USS Entemedor (SS-340)
24 October 1972 Decommissioned 20 March 1986
Stricken 1987
TCG I. İnönü (S-346)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 26 June 1944
Ex-USS Threadfin (SS-410)
24 August 1972 Decommissioned 11 August 1998

Ex-US Balao class (GUPPY III type)[]

Ex-United States US Navy Balao class submarine GUPPY III type:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG II. İnönü (S-333)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 10 June 1945
Ex-USS Corporal (SS-346)
12 February 1974 Decommissioned 18 October 1996
TCG Çanakkale (S-341)[7] United States Electric Boat, Groton 1 April 1945
Ex-USS Cobbler (SS-344)
12 February 1974 Decommissioned 22 January 1998

Ex-US Tench class[]

TCG Uluçalireis, (Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Golden Horn)

Ex-United States US Navy Tench class submarine GUPPY IIA Program:[6]

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Uluçalireis (S-338)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 7 July 1944
Ex-USS Thornback (SS-418)
3 May 1972 Decommissioned 7 August 2000
TCG Cerbe (S-340)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 18 August 1944
Ex-USS Trutta (SS-421)
27 May 1973 Decommissioned 23 July 1999

Ex-US Tang class[]

Ex-United States US Navy Tang class submarine:

Name Builder Launched Acquired Fate
TCG Pirireis (S-343)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 18 April 1949
Ex-USS Tang (SS-563)
30 September 1983 Decommissioned 13 August 2004
TCG Hızırreis (S-342)[7] United States Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 20 May 1950
Ex-USS Gudgeon (SS-567)
21 March 1980 Decommissioned 31 January 2004

Ay class[]

Ay class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209/1200:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Atılay (S-347)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 23 October 1974 23 July 1975 Extant in 2010
TCG Saldıray (S-348)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 14 February 1975 21 October 1975 Extant in 2010
TCG Batıray (S-349)[7] Germany Howaldtswerke, Kiel 24 October 1977 20 July 1978 Extant in 2010
TCG Yıldıray (S-350)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 20 July 1979 20 July 1981 Extant in 2010
TCG Doğanay (S-351)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 16 November 1983 16 November 1985 Extant in 2010
TCG Dolunay (S-352)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 July 1988 21 July 1989 Extant in 2010

Preveze class[]

Preveze class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209T1/1400:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Preveze (S-353)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 November 1993 28 July 1994 Extant in 2010
TCG Sakarya (S-354)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 28 July 1994 21 December 1995 Extant in 2010
TCG 18 Mart (S-355)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 25 August 1997 28 July 1998 Extant in 2010
TCG Anafartalar (S-356)[7] Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 1 September 1998 22 July 1999 Extant in 2010

Gür class[]

Gür class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 209T2/1400:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG Gür (S-357) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard May 2002 24 July 2003 Extant in 2010
TCG Çanakkale (S-358) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard September 2002 26 July 2005 Extant in 2010
TCG Burakreis (S-359) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 2 September 2005 15 February 2006 Extant in 2010
TCG I. İnönü (S-360) Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard 22 June 2007 Extant in 2010

New class[]

New class submarine Germany Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Type 214:

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Fate
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard expected 2015[8] class expected to replace all Type 209/1200
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard
TCG ??? S-??? Turkey Gölcük Naval Shipyard

Sources[]

  1. Cevat Ülkekul, "Kurtuluş Savaşı'nda Türk Denizcileri ve Cumhuriyet Bahriyesinin Kuruluşu", Piri Reis Symposium, Office of Navigation of Hydrography and Oceanography. (Turkish)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Robert Gardiner, Roger Chesneau, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1980, ISBN 978-0-85177-146-5, p. 407.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Robert Gardiner, Roger Chesneau, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1980, ISBN 978-0-85177-146-5, p. 408.
  4. Ramazan Sezai Aksu, "Atatürk tarafından isimlendirilen İlk Ay Sınıfı Denizaltılarımız", Pusula Dergisi, Turkish Naval Academy.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Robert Gardiner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995, 2nd Revised edition, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1995, ISBN 978-0-85177-605-7, p. 472.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Guppy submarines
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 Robert Gardiner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995, 2nd Revised edition, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1995, ISBN 978-0-85177-605-7, p. 473.
  8. http://flot.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=61463

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