|G Class is one of the frigate classes of the Turkish Navy. They are all ex-Oliver Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigates mainly designed for air defense with a weapons configuration that is optimized for general warfare and capable enough to do most jobs adequately. A total of eight G Class frigates are currently operated by the Turkish Navy. They are named as TCG GAZİANTEP (F-490), TCG GİRESUN (F-491), TCG GEMLİK (F-492), TCG GELİBOLU (F-493), TCG GÖKÇEADA (F-494), TCG GEDİZ (F-495), TCG GÖKOVA (F-496), TCG GÖKSU (F-497). These ships are being upgraded under the Genesis Modernization Project, which aims to develop modern tactical combat management systems using Turkish Navy's indigenous capabilities. |
Dimensions (Length-Beam-Draught): 135.6 x 13.7 x 8.5 m.
Displacement Tonnage (Full Load): 4100 t.
Propulsion: 2 x GE LM 2500 Gas Turbines/41.000 HP/1 Propeller; 2 x Auxiliary propulsion units for manoeuver at the bow.
Maximum Speed: 30 kts.
Range: 4500 nm. at 20 kts.
Complement: 19 Officer, 203 P/O and enlisted
Helicopter: S-70B Seahawk, AB-212 (ASW/EW/ASuW)