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TURKISH NAVY (TURKEY)

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SALDIRAY submarines (1939-1946)

Saldıray 1939

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Saldıray   Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 2/1937 23/7/1938 6/1939 stricken 1958
Atılay   Valde & Gölcük, Istanbul 8/1937 19/5/1939 4/1940 sunk 14/7/1942
Yıldıray   Valde & Gölcük, Istanbul 9/1937 28/8/1939 1/1946 stricken 1957

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

934 / 1210

Length, m

80.0

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

4.26

No of shafts

2

Machinery

B & W diesels / BBC electric motors

Power, h. p.

3500 / 1000

Max speed, kn

20 / 9

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 8000(10) /

Armament

Saldıray, Atılay: 1 x 1 - 105/42 Ubts L/45 C/16, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 14)

Yıldıray: 1 x 1 - 105/45 Ubts L/45 C/16, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk 4, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 14)

Complement

44

Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: Large submarines with high surfaced speed, ordered under the 1936 program. Project 280 was developed by IvS on the basis of German submarine of IX series. Double-hulled, had atypical for German-built submarines CT construction: 105mm gun placed on it and was covered by light shield.
   Lead Saldıray begun passage to Turkey 2/4/1939 under German flag. Two other submarines were built under licence in Istanbul with German technical help, but on 70% from Turkish materials and by Turkish workers. Given fact predetermined a serious delay with completion: after a beginning of war German experts abandoned country, and shipbuilder not having proper experience could complete Atılay in 1940, and Yıldıray only after war.

Modernizations: mid-1940s, Saldıray, Atılay: + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV.

Naval service: Atılay was lost 14/7/1942 being stricken by drifting mine at Canakkale (Dardanelles).

Saldıray 1939

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