FFG-15 USS Estocin

US US Navy

2003 to present - TR Turkish Navy - G class F497 TCG Goksu    

1981 to 2003    


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Call Sign: NMJE


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History of US FFG-15 USS Estocin

1979-apr-2Laid down
1982-sep-1DeploymentNAVOCFORMED to Naples for 5 day NAVOCFORMED preparations, including HMS Naiad, Alpino and HS Themistocles
1982-sep-7AircraftAccident SH-2 Seaprite ditched from ship and sank in Mediterranenan near Naples
2003-apr-3Fate: transferedto Turkey as Göksu

History of TR G class F497 TCG Goksu

2015-apr-11DeploymentUKNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland with embarked S-70B.
2015-jun-5Deployment BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.



    from Oliver Hazard Perry class
4200full load (tn)
136length (m)
13.70beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
5000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Missile Launcher Mk 13
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-55



    Typical Max
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12
US United States Naval Aviation Kaman Seasprite 12

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