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Saldıray 1939

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 B & W diesels / 2 BBC electric motors

Power, h. p.

3500 / 1000

Max speed, kts

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)

Electronic equipmentpresumably GHG hydrophone
Complement

44

Diving depth operational, m100


Standard scale images


<i>Saldıray</i> 1939
Saldıray 1939


Graphics


<i>Saldıray </i>1939
Saldıray 1939


Ship project history


Large submarines with high surfaced speed, ordered under the 1936 programme. 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).

1939