TCG Anadolu LHD Begins Sea Trials

The first sea trials of TCG Anadolu (L-400) were conducted in the Sea of Marmara between March 7-10, 2022. The ship is was constructed with a 68% domestic contribution rate under the Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Project Contract signed on June 1, 2015, between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. (Sedef Shipyard) and is expected to be temporarily delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) in December 2022

Date: Issue 113 - April 2022

During the first Sea Trials performance tests of onboard machinery was carried out in company with Türk Loydu (Turkish Lloyd).  The included engine endurance and emergency tests, crash test (emergency stop test while moving at high speed), circle test, and anchorage test (port and starboard anchoring and retrieval tests). 

On March 3, 2022, the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) announced on its official Twitter account that TCG Anadolu is getting ready for the first Sea Trials. The Ministry of National Defense (MOND) also shared on its official Twitter account that the Turkish flag was hoisted on the ship on March 4, along with some pictures from the ceremony.